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Pros
"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 product offers us a very good user interface and we've found the network visibility to be very good so far.""I like the Antigena feature in Darktrace, as it offers immediate response and is helpful.""It is a stable solution without downtime.""Its most valuable feature is its ability to identify malicious connected IPs from outside and the attacks that get through to the inside.""Darktrace is very flexible.""It is very stable and easy to use.""In terms of features, the data or information they collect and unsupervised machine learning are very valuable. Its unsupervised machine learning has reduced our team's effort. Both Darktrace and Vectra work on unsupervised machine learning that learns the behavior or develops a profile on its own, which allows our security team to do some other tasks rather than spending time on Darktrace or Vectra. Because of unsupervised machine learning, its detection capability is quite good. Along with that, if we utilize the integration feature properly, the automated incident response capability of Darktrace is quite useful."

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"Everything has been okay with the solution. We are using all of the features.""The most valuable features are that it's user-friendly, has interesting features, URL filtering, and threat prevention.""I like the solution's interface.""For those who want a next-gen firewall that's easy to configure and easy to operate, I think you should go for Palo Alto.""Edge protection is a valuable feature."

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Cons
"A reporting portal could be a great addition to help customize reports.""The interface is too mathematical and it should be simplified.""In terms of improvements, fine-tuning is the area where we have to spend some time because it works on unsupervised machine learning. It would be good if they can improve their algorithm or technical functionality to reduce the fine-tuning effort. They can also come up with something at the endpoint level. So far, Darktrace has been a network detection response (NDR) solution. It does not offer much at the endpoint level or on user-client devices or servers. There should be more visibility at the endpoint level. It would be good to have the detection and response at the endpoint level by Darktrace. It should also have integration with an agile environment so that we can have continuous development and continuous integration in the application development environment. This is currently not there. It should also have internet-facing platform visibility, which is currently missing. They also need to improve the reporting and management dashboards. Currently, these are not so easy for a non-technical person. All these features would make Darktrace much better, and they would also be helpful in selling more solutions.""The solution would benefit from automation. Currently, you have to know what you are searching for.""It would be helpful if they could recognize incidents and simplify the customer's challenge to identify what is happening.""In an upcoming release, there could be more customizable playbooks or a library of playbooks to choose from.""This is quite an expensive product so the pricing is something that can be improved.""The product doesn't have an endpoint agent that can react to triggers set on the device,"

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"The pricing has improved with the newer generation of their Firewalls, but the price could always be lower. In comparison with other solutions, I believe they're quite competitive.""The documentation needs to be improved. I need better information about how to configure it and what the best practices are.""In terms of what needs improvement, the only thing I don't like is the support.""The technology firewall anomaly network could stand improvement.""Palo Alto's maintenance needs to be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"When it comes to large installations, it can be expensive, but for small accounts it's fine.""The pricing is very flexible for Darktrace. Sometimes, a customer does not have the appropriate budget, but Darktrace can handle that. They offer monthly payments, so the customer can acquire the solution very easily.""This solution is expensive.""If you consider the features and the cost of market leaders, we are satisfied with the pricing.""The price of the solution is not cheap. It is not a one-time purchase, there is a subscription that needs to be paid every one to five years depending on your choice. It is expensive but you can reduce the price by only using the services that you want.""The pricing is a little high compared to the competition.""It was $3,600 a month or $2,000 plus or so. I am not sure. Its licensing is pretty simple.""It is expensive. I don't have the price for other competitors."

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"The pricing has improved with the newer generation of their Firewalls, but the price could always be lower.""The pricing could be lower."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Both of these products perform similarly and have many outstanding attributes. CrowdStrike Falcon offers an amazing user interface that makes setup easy and seamless. CrowdStrike Falcon offers a… more »
Top Answer: Which solution is better depends on which is more suitable specifically for your company. Darktrace, for example, is meant for smaller to medium-sized businesses. It is also a good option for… more »
Top Answer: The Antigena feature is most valuable. Once it learns your environment, Antigena can step in and block a denial of service attack, a ransomware attack, or just about anything that doesn't belong in… more »
Top Answer: The resource consumption should be addressed. The technology firewall anomaly network could stand improvement. The pricing could be better.
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Overview

Darktrace is a leading autonomous cyber security AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. It provides enterprise-wide cyber defense to over 4,700 organizations, protecting the cloudemailSaaStraditional networksIoT devicesendpoints, and industrial systems.

A self-learning technology, Darktrace AI autonomously detects, investigates, and responds to advanced cyber-threats, including insider threat, remote working risks, ransomware, data loss, and supply chain vulnerabilities.

The company has 1,500 employees globally, with headquarters in Cambridge, UK. Every second, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, before it can cause damage.

Threats do not discriminate between application delivery vectors, requiring an approach that has full visibility into all application traffic, including SSL encrypted content, with full user context. Threat Prevention leverages the visibility of our next-generation firewall to inspect all traffic, automatically preventing known threats, regardless of port, protocol or SSL encryption.

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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, Vitol
University of Arkansas, JBG SMITH, SkiStar AB, TRI-AD, Temple University, Telkom Indonesia
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm22%
Government11%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Real Estate/Law Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company21%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Financial Services Firm33%
Comms Service Provider33%
Aerospace/Defense Firm11%
Healthcare Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise43%
Find out what your peers are saying about Darktrace vs. Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Darktrace is ranked 1st in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 21 reviews while Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is ranked 11th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 5 reviews. Darktrace is rated 8.0, while Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Darktrace writes "A 10/10 solution with an awesome interface, good stability and scalability, flexible pricing, and good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention writes "Easy to configure and easy to operate with great stability". Darktrace is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Cisco Stealthwatch, Vectra AI, SentinelOne and Splunk User Behavior Analytics, whereas Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall, Check Point IPS, Fortinet FortiGate IPS and Vectra AI. See our Darktrace vs. Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention report.

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