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"Ability to see events and exactly what traffic or website the device had tried to connect to that raised the alert or issue.""I find it very good in the way that they show the past events, including the attack history.""The solution is stable. We've never had any problems with it.""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.""The main valuable feature is that we don't need a lot of analysts. With few analysts, we have all the network monitored, 24/7.""It is very easy to work with Darktrace once you know how it works and the type of permissions that you need to get related to the security over a network. The interface is awesome. I'm sure that you have seen Ironman, and you know Jarvis, the computer of Tony Stark. The interface of Darktrace is very similar, and you can see in 3D, like a hologram, the whole network, traffic, and all the traces inside the network. The interface is awesome, and it provides a lot of information. At least for us, it is very easy to handle this interface, get the reports, and do the interpretation of those reports. Darktrace also provides mobile monitoring. With an app on your mobile phone, you can view the information live, which is very useful for area directors and field engineers. Darktrace can be also correlated with any type of big data solution, such as Splunk.""The product offers us a very good user interface and we've found the network visibility to be very good so far.""AI analytics are built directly into the product."

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"The analytics are important because if there is an abnormality then it provides that information to us.""The protection that it provides from ransomware is valuable. The awareness that it has is also valuable. It didn't have a central console earlier, but now it has a central console, which is pretty good.""WatchGuard is very user-friendly. It provides us with all of the security services we need.""The solution is very easy to use."

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"One thing that I would like to look at going forward is to have a fully automated network infrastructure that is monitored automatically real-time, and that gives me this kind of capability where I would be able to look at my network at any given time and see the state of my network. With Darktrace, at the moment, I have to almost put in a date and tell them that want you to give me data from this date to this date. I don't want that. I want a fast solution in which it doesn't matter when I log into the application. Whenever I log in, I must be able to see my network and run a report. In other words, if I go in now and I say, "Give me a full report of what happened today, it must be able to give me that. It mustn't just be limited to a seven-day period, for argument's sake. It must be able to give me real-time and day-to-day tracking of what has happened within my network.""The interface and dashboards could be improved for ease-of-use.""The solution would benefit from automation. Currently, you have to know what you are searching for.""I would like to see more protection in the endpoint. Especially because we have a lot of people using VPNs. If they would improve end point security, it would give more control there.""The product doesn't have an endpoint agent that can react to triggers set on the device,""Getting logs from different sources can be a challenge.""The pricing model is a little too high and could be more flexible.""This is quite an expensive product so the pricing is something that can be improved."

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"The ease of detecting where an issue is should be improved.""When it comes to live-monitoring, the user-interface could be improved to make things easier.""It can have a couple of false positives, but after you add them to your allow list, it works fine. It could have better Mac support. I am pretty sure it doesn't have much support for Mac. It can be installed on a Mac, but it is not that good.""The reporting isn't so good. If they worked to improve this aspect of the solution, it would be much stronger."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It is expensive. I don't have the price for other competitors.""It is a very expensive product.""The pricing is a little high compared to the competition.""If you consider the features and the cost of market leaders, we are satisfied with the pricing.""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.""Our customers feel that the price of Darktrace is quite high compared to other solutions.""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.""It was $3,600 a month or $2,000 plus or so. I am not sure. Its licensing is pretty simple."

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"The pricing is competitive.""The price of WatchGuard is very good."

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Top Answer: The protection that it provides from ransomware is valuable. The awareness that it has is also valuable. It didn't have a central console earlier, but now it has a central console, which is pretty… more »
Top Answer: It can have a couple of false positives, but after you add them to your allow list, it works fine. It could have better Mac support. I am pretty sure it doesn't have much support for Mac. It can be… more »
Top Answer: We have got WatchGuard Firewalls. So, we use their EDR, which is a part of the security package that they provide us. We use this solution for additional protection and response. We use it in… more »
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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.

Hackers are designing malware to be more sophisticated than ever. Through packing, encryption, and polymorphism, cyber criminals are able to disguise their attacks to avoid detection. Zero day threats and advanced malware easily slip by antivirus solutions that are simply too slow to respond to the constant stream of emerging threats. Organizations of all sizes need a solution that leverages a holistic approach to security from the network to the endpoint. WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response (TDR) is a powerful collection of advanced malware defense tools that correlate threat indicators from Firebox appliances and Host Sensors to stop known, unknown and evasive malware threats.

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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
Goodwill New York / New Jersey, F4 IT, Café Comunicação Integrada
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm22%
Government11%
Healthcare Company6%
Reseller6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company21%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company21%
Government5%
Insurance Company5%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise52%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Darktrace, Vectra AI, GFI and others in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS). Updated: November 2021.
554,529 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Darktrace is ranked 1st in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 21 reviews while WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response is ranked 18th in Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) with 4 reviews. Darktrace is rated 8.0, while WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response is rated 8.2. 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 WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response writes "Easy initial setup and stable but not as efficient as Palo Alto". Darktrace is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Cisco Stealthwatch, Vectra AI, SentinelOne and ExtraHop Reveal(x), whereas WatchGuard Threat Detection and Response is most compared with SentinelOne, CrowdStrike Falcon, Sophos Intercept X, Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.

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