Darktrace Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Cyber Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 13 2020

What is most valuable?

We mainly use it for the detection types, checking dark IPS or command-and-control traffic. We bought Recall so we can have more information. Recall is an addition onto… more»

How has it helped my organization?

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… more»

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

The license is based on the concurrent IP addresses that it's investigating. We are around $300,000 a year for three years. We have 9,800 to 10,000 IP addresses. There are… more»

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

We decided that we wanted to have an alert within 30 minutes, which is doable with this solution. It fulfills our needs. However, we didn't have this before, so it has… more»

What other advice do I have?

Start small and simple. Work with the Vectra support team. The solution’s ability to reduce false positives and help us focus on the highest-risk threats is the tricky… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We investigated Darktrace, Vectra, and Cisco Stealthwatch. Darktrace and Vectra plus Recall were similar in my opinion. Darktrace was a bit more expensive and complex… more»
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Reseller
Director at Baverianvine
Aug 25 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable part of the product is the whole package. The features included in the Enterprise Immune System are complete and effective. Its detection engine is ridiculously good.

How has it helped my organization?

It helps us to reliably serve our customers with quick deployment of a durable, effective and intelligent product.

What needs improvement?

It is hard to really address what needs to be improved in the respect that it does everything I would expect of a superior solution. It is simple enough to use because the interface is quite simple, the setup is quick and painless — in only… more»

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

I think that the price is quite fair and very good for this type of product and the features that the product provides.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to people and organizations considering this as a solution is: go buy it. They shouldn't waste their time fussing and looking around at other solutions. It works. I've done administrating for several years, and this is the one… 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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