Compare Darktrace vs. Palo Alto Threat Prevention

Darktrace is ranked 3rd in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 5 reviews while Palo Alto Threat Prevention is ranked 7th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 10 reviews. Darktrace is rated 7.4, while Palo Alto Threat Prevention is rated 8.6. 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 Palo Alto Threat Prevention writes "Enables us to control the amount of bandwidth an application is allowed to consume and is extremely scalable". Darktrace is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Vectra AI and ExtraHop Reveal(x), whereas Palo Alto Threat Prevention is most compared with Darktrace, Trend Micro TippingPoint NGIPS and Cisco Stealthwatch. See our Darktrace vs. Palo Alto Threat Prevention report.
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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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With the IP address flag, I was able to see that I was being hacked. The moment there was an interaction between somebody on my network and that IP, the solution was able to flag it, and we were able to protect ourselves.The most valuable features are the simplicity, transparency, and overall ease of management.I find the malware protection very handy.The application control and vulnerability protection are the most valuable features.The initial setup was straightforward. It's quite easy. Deployment took one to two weeks.The most valuable feature of Palo Alto Threat Prevention for our company is the next generation firewall.Most of the features of Palo Alto Threat Prevention are alright. I recommend features like content filtering, IP address, & intelligent firewalls. The reporting feature is very good.One of the most valuable features is the anti-malware protection.

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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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Sometimes when you want to group a set of ports, and communicate with Palo Alto, you cannot group TCP and UDP ports together. This needs to be adjusted.The price of licenses should be lowered to make it less costly to scale our solution.I think they can use some improvement on FID.The solution needs to improve its local technical support services. There is no premium support offered in our market.It's not so easy to set up a test environment, because it's not so easy to get the test license. The vendor only gives you 90 days for a test license; it's a tough license to get.The organization mail security solutions could be improved. There is no mail security solution available.Generally, to deploy it will take some downtime, about a day.Right now we are focusing on email. If Palo Alto can increase the features related to email filtering and the new malware, it would help us protect our systems.

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

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If you want to have all of the good features then you have to pay extra for licensing.It is an expensive solution and I would like to see a drop in price.It's not too expensive.The pricing and the licensing are pretty competitive at this stage. As a reseller, I would like to see the price come down a little bit so I can compete better against other firewalls because we do that all the time.

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Palo Alto Networks

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.

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, VitolUniversity of Arkansas, JBG SMITH, SkiStar AB, TRI-AD, Temple University, Telkom Indonesia
Top Industries
Software R&D Company27%
Comms Service Provider13%
Media Company9%
Software R&D Company26%
Manufacturing Company21%
Comms Service Provider20%
K 12 Educational Company Or School8%
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