Compare Darktrace vs. McAfee Network Security Platform

Darktrace is ranked 3rd in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 5 reviews while McAfee Network Security Platform is ranked 11th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 2 reviews. Darktrace is rated 7.4, while McAfee Network Security Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Darktrace writes "A great solution for threat detection that intelligently and immediately responds to attacks across your enterprise system". On the other hand, the top reviewer of McAfee Network Security Platform writes "The IPS has proven that it can find events and items, which previously went under the radar". Darktrace is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Vectra AI and ExtraHop Reveal(x), whereas McAfee Network Security Platform is most compared with Trend Micro TippingPoint NGIPS, Palo Alto Threat Prevention and Darktrace. See our Darktrace vs. McAfee Network Security Platform report.
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Pros
A simple, powerful AI solution that just does all the work for you when you turn it on.Darktrace is extremely stable.What I like about Darktrace, is that you can quickly identify threats.The most valuable feature is the alerts. The alerts are meaningful. The event rolls up into meaningful and actionable alerts rather than just being noise.

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The most valuable features are the customization of the signature and the unlimited amount of signatures in IPS.The ability to centrally manage all the IPS sensors, track the different security events generated by it, and customize the different policies, depending on their location.

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Cons
It could build in integrations for some complementary products, but it has an assistant plugin so this is not really a big deal.Darktrace does not have any capabilities to configure.The program is quite expensive.I would like for the product to work on the endpoints as well. I would like to see enhanced visibility into the endpoints and network but this solution only sits on the network itself.

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The solution needs to improve the graphical interface. And they had a limitation in some of the sensor modems as well.The Network Security Managers could be more stable, agile, and work faster. When it comes to instability, there is room for improvement.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It is inexpensive considering what it can do and the competition.

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Overview

Darktrace is the world’s leading machine learning company for cyber security.

Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System uses AI algorithms that mimic the human immune system to defend enterprise networks of all types and sizes.

Our self-learning approach is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IoT and industrial control systems.

By applying its unique, unsupervised machine learning, Darktrace has identified 30,000 previously unknown threats in over 2,000 networks, including zero-days, insider threats and subtle, stealthy attacks.

McAfee Network Security Platform is a uniquely intelligent security solution that discovers and blocks sophisticated threats in the network. Using advanced detection and emulation techniques, it moves beyond mere pattern matching to defend against stealthy attacks with a high degree of accuracy. This next-generation hardware platform scales to speeds of more than 40 Gbps with a single device to meet the needs of demanding networks. Our Unified Defense Architecture approach to security management streamlines security operations by combining real-time McAfee Global Threat Intelligence feeds with rich contextual data about users, devices, and applications for fast, accurate response to network-borne attacks.

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Sample Customers
Irwin Mitchell, Open Energi, Wellcome Trust, FirstGroup plc, Virgin Trains, Drax, QUI! Group, DNK, CreaCard, Macrosynergy, Sisley, William Hill plc, Toyota Canada, Royal British Legion, VitolDesjardins Group, HollyFrontier, Nubia, Agbar, WNS Global Services, INAIL, Universidad de Las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), Cook County, China Pacific Insurance, Bank Central Asia, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, City of Chicago, Macquarie Telecom, Sutherland Global Services, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, United Automotive Electronic Systems
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Software R&D Company23%
Media Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm7%
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