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"One of the key advantages for us is we define a 24/7 service around it. We use far more of Vectra alerts than we do with our SIEM product because we understand that when we get an alert from Vectra we actually need to do something about it.""It is doing some artificial intelligence. If it sees a server doing a lot of things, then it will assume that is normal. So, it is looking for anomalous behavior, things that are out of context which helps us reduce time. Therefore, we don't have to look in all the logs. We just wait for Vectra to say, "This one is behaving strange," then we can investigate that part.""One of the most valuable features of the platform is its ability to provide you with aggregated risk scores based on impact and certainty of threats being detected. This is both applied to individual and host detections. This is important because it enables us to use this platform to prioritize the most likely imminent threats. So, it reduces alert fatigue follow ups for security operation center analysts. It also provides us with an ability to prioritize limited resources.""The solution's ability to reduce alerts, by rolling up numerous alerts to create a single incident or campaign, helps in that it collapses all the events to a particular host, or a particular detection to a set of hosts. So it doesn't generate too many alerts. By and large, whatever alerts it generates are actionable, and actionable within the day.""It gives you access, with Recall, to instant visibility into your network through something like a SIEM solution. For us, being able to correlate all of this network data without having to manage it, has provided immediate value. It gives us the ability to really work on the stuff where I and my team have expertise, instead of having to manage a SIEM solution...""The solution provide visibility into behaviors across the full lifecycle of an attack in our network, beyond just the Internet gateway. It makes our security operations much more effective because we are now looking not just at traffic on the border, but we're looking at east-west internal traffic. Now, not only will we see if an exploit kit is being downloaded, but we would be able to see then if that exploit kit was then laterally distributed into our environment.""Vectra produces actionable data using automation. That has helped us. It's less manpower now to look at incidents, which has definitely increased efficiency. Right now, in a lot of cases, our mean time to detection is within zero days. This tells me by the time something happened, and we were able to detect it, it was within the same day.""One of the most valuable features is all the correlation that it does using AI and machine learning. An example would be alerting on a host and then alerting on other things, like abnormal behavior, that it has noticed coming from the same host. It's valuable because we're a very lean team."

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"The initial setup was straightforward and, because we only need intrusion detection and prevention, we needed only about four hours to deploy it.""It works right out of the box. You just have to enable it and you can start working.""The VPN and the filtering features are the most valuable. Its VPN is very strong, and its services are very nice. The main problem in India is the service. There are not enough Check Point and Fortinet Firewall services, but for this product, the service is very good."

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"The solution has not reduced the security analyst workload in our organization because we still need to SIEM. Unfortunately, while Vectra, for us, is a brilliant tool for network investigations, giving wonderful visibility, it doesn't go the whole way to replace our SIEM that is needed for compliance. So, I still have the same amount of alerting and logging that I did before. It gives us more defined ability to see incidents, but it doesn't give us enough information to satisfy a PCI or 27001 audit.""We would like to see more information with the syslogs. The syslogs that they send to our SIEM are a bit short compared to what you can see. It would be helpful if they send us more data that we can incorporate into our SIEM, then can correlate with other events.""You are always limited with visibility on the host due to the fact that it is a network based tool. It gives you visibility on certain elements of the attack path, but it doesn't necessarily give you visibility on everything. Specifically, the initial intrusion side of things that doesn't necessarily see the initial compromise. It doesn't see stuff that goes on the host, such as where scripts are run. Even though you are seeing traffic, it doesn't necessarily see the malicious payload. Therefore, it's very difficult for it to identify these type of host-driven complex attacks.""One thing which I have found where there could be improvement is with regard to the architecture, a little bit: how the brains and sensors function. It needs more flexibility with regard to the brain. If there were some flexibility in that regard, that would be helpful, because changing the mode of the brain is complex. In some cases, the change is permanent. You cannot revert it.""Some of the customization could be improved. Everything is provided for you as an easy solution to use, but working with it and doing specific development could be worked on a bit more in the scope of an incident response team.""Some of their integrations with other sources of data, like external threat feeds, took a bit more work than I had hoped to get integrated.""I would like to see a bit more strategic metrics instead of technical data. Information that I could show to my executive management team or board would be valuable.""It does a little bit of packet capture on alert so you can look at the packet capture activity going on, but it doesn't collect a whole lot of data. Sometimes it's only one or two frames, sometimes it does collect more. That's why they have the addition of their Recall platform, because that really does help expand the capability."

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"I would like to see faster automatation.""Regarding technical support, they could use more engineers.""Its graphical user interface could be improved because not everybody is technical. There is a lack of knowledge, and they can give some training for this solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We are running at about 90,000 pounds per year. The solution is a licensed cost. The hardware that they gave us was pretty much next to nothing. It is the license that we're paying for.""The license is based on the concurrent IP addresses that it's investigating. We have 9,800 to 10,000 IP addresses.""There are additional features that can be purchased in addition to the standard licensing fee, such as Cognito Recall and Stream.""We have a desire to increase our use. However, it all comes down to budget. It's a very expensive tool that is very difficult to prove business support for. We would like to have two separate networks. We have our corporate network and PCI network, which is segregated due to payment processing. We don't have it for deployed in the PCI network. It would be good to have it fully deployed there to provide us with additional monitoring and control, but the cost associated with their licensing model makes it prohibitively expensive to deploy.""At the time of purchase, we found the pricing acceptable. We had an urgency to get something in place because we had a minor breach that occurred at the tail end of 2016 to the beginning of 2017. This indicated we had a lack of ability to detect things on the network. Hence, why we moved quickly to get into the tool in place. We found things like Bitcoin mining and botnets which we closed quickly. In that regard, it was worth the money.""The pricing is very good. It's less expensive than many of the tools out there.""The pricing is high."

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"The price of WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is pretty reasonable compared to similar solutions.""It is not expensive. Other products like Fortinet and Check Point are of the same price."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It has helped us to organize our security. We get a better overview on what is happening on the network, which has… more »
Top Answer: The pricing is high. Darktrace was also pricey.
Top Answer: The solution’s ability to reduce false positives and help you focus on the highest-risk threats is mostly good. It is… more »
Top Answer: We pay a yearly licensing fee. It's a bit expensive if I were to rate it from one to five, with one being the cheapest… more »
Top Answer: It would be ideal if this solution could be a separate product rather than have to have it deploy through a firewall. If… more »
Top Answer: The VPN and the filtering features are the most valuable. Its VPN is very strong, and its services are very nice. The… more »
Top Answer: It is not expensive. Other products like Fortinet and Check Point are of the same price.
Top Answer: Its graphical user interface could be improved because not everybody is technical. There is a lack of knowledge, and… more »
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Vectra Networks, Vectra AI NDR
Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering PAN-DB
WatchGuard IPS
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Overview

Vectra® is the leader in network detection and response – from cloud and data center workloads to user and IoT devices. Its Cognito® platform accelerates threat detection and investigation using artificial intelligence to collect, store and enrich network metadata with the right context to detect, hunt and investigate known and unknown threats in real time. Vectra offers three applications on the Cognito platform to address high-priority use cases. Cognito Stream™ sends security-enriched metadata to data lakes and SIEMs. Cognito Recall™ is a cloud-based application to store and investigate threats in enriched metadata. And Cognito Detect™ uses AI to reveal and prioritize hidden and unknown attackers at speed.

The majority of attacks and exposure to malicious content occurs during the normal course of web browsing activities, which requires the ability to allow safe, secure web access for all users. URL Filtering with PAN-DB automatically prevents attacks that leverage the web as an attack vector, including phishing links in emails, phishing sites, HTTP-based command and control, malicious sites and pages that carry exploit kits.

Online attacks and malware continue to evolve, using sophisticated methods to exploit victims. WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service (IPS) provides a preemptive approach to network security that adds an essential layer of threat detection and prevention. IPS protects your network from a wide range of malicious activities, including SQL injections, cross-site scripting, and buffer overflows.

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Sample Customers
Tribune Media Group, Barry University, Aruba Networks, Good Technology, Riverbed, Santa Clara University, Securities Exchange, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association
TRI-AD, Telkom Indonesia
Chester School District
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Mining And Metals Company17%
Retailer17%
University17%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider22%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise85%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise53%
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Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB is ranked 19th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 1 review while WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is ranked 17th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software with 3 reviews. Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB is rated 10.0, while WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB writes "Easy to set up, scales well, and provides excellent URL filtering". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service writes "Detect and prevent hacker attacks and has stable hardware and software ". Palo Alto Networks URL Filtering with PAN-DB is most compared with Cisco Sourcefire SNORT, Fortinet FortiGate IPS, Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall, Darktrace and Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, whereas WatchGuard Intrusion Prevention Service is most compared with Cisco Sourcefire SNORT.

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