Darktrace Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Global Security Operations Manager at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Mar 01 2020

What is most valuable?

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… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have a limited use of Vectra Privileged Account Analytics for detecting issues with privileged accounts at the moment. That is primarily due to the fact that our… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Previously, we had a general sensor solution taking logs. We didn't have an equivalent detection platform for our network nor did we have a tool capable of providing us… more»

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you have a dedicated resource committed to daily use of the tool. Because the selling point is it frees up your time, reducing the amount of time you need to… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did review the marketplace and look around. For example, we looked online at Darktrace, but we didn't run a side by side comparison to see which one would work better… more»
Eric Etherington
Real User
Chief Information Security Officer at Dolby Laboratories
Jul 26 2020

What is most valuable?

We definitely have machines that might not lend themselves to having endpoint security agents on them, either because they can't support an agent or they're testing devices that have very critical configurations that an agent might have a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The most valuable aspect for us is that we have a small team, so when we bring in new security solutions, it's really important that they're tuned well because there are only so many alerts that we're going to be able to deal with. If we… more»

What needs improvement?

It's important that Awake continues to develop its APIs to be able to help intertwine their product into the overall security architecture of a company, just because it is a single tool. Likely a company will have a number of tools in place… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had done a proof of concept with Darktrace for a number of months before Awake. There were a lot of issues with false positives, meaning, there were a lot of alerts coming from the system that when we looked at them, we could tell that… more»

What other advice do I have?

The piece that people should be considering should be how much storage they want for data in the platform and how long they need to retain data for. It's not sitting in the middle of network traffic but for incidents that come up or alerts… more»
Real User
Director Network Services at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 09 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is having visibility into the data segments throughout our network. Using the encrypted traffic analysis has given us more intelligence on the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has helped to save us against threats, and issues. Regarding threats, we have been able to go out and mitigate some of them. Ironically, if we consider it… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more expansion in artificial intelligence and machine learning features. There does not seem to be much available in terms of training for the product… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We pay for support costs on a yearly basis.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did not have a solution like Stealthwatch. We heard about the product and the value it was able to give to companies regarding threats, and we thought it would be the… more»

What other advice do I have?

This is a very good tool, although it is just one piece of our security. We have other security tools that we use to help detect threats. The amount of information that… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Darktrace after the fact. The Cisco Stealthwatch solution tied in well with our other Cisco products, so we decided that this was the way to go, for now.
Real User
IT Network Administrator at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The solution's IPS functionality and firewall functionality are the solution's most valuable features.

What needs improvement?

The detection needs improvement. We fear that it doesn't detect everything that we want to see. The solution needs enhanced reporting. The reporting on Cisco Stealthwatch and Darktrace is much bigger. The visibility that they grant for the filtering capabilities over large infrastructures are far… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We weren't previously using a different product.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. We're still in the process of evaluating options. We're doing a POC with Cisco and Darktrace and are moving away from Check Point. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.
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