Compare Darktrace vs. McAfee Network Security Platform

Darktrace is ranked 2nd in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 10 reviews while McAfee Network Security Platform is ranked 13th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 3 reviews. Darktrace is rated 7.6, while McAfee Network Security Platform is rated 8.4. 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 "Attack analysis shows who tries to exploit my vulnerabilities". Darktrace is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Vectra AI and CrowdStrike, 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
Ability to see events and exactly what traffic or website the device had tried to connect to that raised the alert or issue.Its most valuable feature is its ability to identify malicious connected IPs from outside and the attacks that get through to the inside.The Dynamic Threat Dashboard is very nice, as it lists all of your threats and rates them, and then you can choose whether to investigate further.The solution is stable. We've never had any problems with it.The most valuable aspect of this solution is that it has very efficient search functionality.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.

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The feature I found most valuable is the network threat analyzer in the security platform. It also integrates with GTI, or Global Threat Intelligence. Otherwise, I just use the basic features.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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The product doesn't have an endpoint agent that can react to triggers set on the device,Darktrace needs to automate the reports of false positives, botnets and everything.This is quite an expensive product so the pricing is something that can be improved.The solution would benefit from automation. Currently, you have to know what you are searching for.Tracing and correlation of events could be improved.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.

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Integration with Global Thereat Intelligence could be better. Also, I think management solutions are end of life now at McAfee. Network threat analyzer may be used for endpoint quarantines. Integration between these sides, as well as endpoint APO, will help you quarantine the risky endpoints.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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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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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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