Vectra AI Other Solutions Considered

Head of Information Security at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
When we started off, apart from money, we had to look at behavioral analysis. We weren't sure where we wanted to go with the solution, whether we wanted to look at the endpoint or network. So, after a RFI, to define which direction we wanted to go, we thought that we would go down the network analysis route. Because we have call centers, there is normally a high turnover of staff. The jobs themselves are quite intense and people move around quite a lot, it was key for us to get some visibility in what those guys are doing. We thought, "Although we do a lot of user awareness and logging, this is probably where our weakest link is." It was a case of somebody potentially clicking on a malicious link, some sort of phishing attack which was probably, or is probably, going to cause us the most pain. We looked at Darktrace and there was another option that dropped out. So, we looked at the main players in that area. We decided on the behavior analysis for network, then we took the top three: Vectra, Darktrace, and another solution. It came down to Darktrace and Vectra. Darktrace looked much prettier than Vectra, unfortunately the support that we'd heard about and reviews that we read, led to, "Here's the new tool set. Off you go". This is what we didn't want. We wanted somebody to hold our hand, then give us the support we needed to ensure we get the best out of the tool set. It obviously comes down to price as well and we feel we picked the best product that fitted us. We did quite a lot of due diligence on both. I went to different places that got both installed and got references from both. I firmly believe that both products would have done the job well. However, the support from Vectra along with their customers' references to say how good it was, I think we made made the right decision. View full review »
Global Security Operations Manager at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
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. Vectra was the only tool in which we did a physical pilot or proof of concept. Vectra stood out for its simplicity and the general confidence that I had with the people whom I was engaging and having conversations with at that time. I am very much a people person. If I talk to people and don't get the impression they know what they're talking about, then that will reduce my confidence in their product. E.g., our initial engagement with Darktrace wasn't good enough to provide confidence in their platform, and we had to move quickly. View full review »
Sr. Specialist - Enterprise Security at a mining and metals company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We evaluated Darktrace, in addition to Vectra, each in a PoC. We chose Vectra because the things that Vectra picked up were far more useful, and necessary from an enterprise point of view. Darktrace was a bit noisier. View full review »
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Cyber Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
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. Vectra has a very nice, clean web GUI. It easier to understand and cheaper, which is one of the main reasons why we chose Vectra over Darktrace. Darktrace and Vectra are very different, but eventually for what we wanted it to do, they almost did the same thing. Because Darktrace was a bit more expensive, it was a financial decision in the end. I did the comparison between Darktrace and Vectra. They did almost the same thing. Sometimes, there are differences that Darktrace did detect and Vectra didn't. For the majority, we didn't find any actual hackers. So, it's all false positives, eventually. Both of them are very similar. The big thing is the hacker activity. They both detected it in the same way. But, in the details, they were different. The options for Stealthwatch were a bit limited in our opinion for what we wanted it to do. Stealthwatch is network data, and that's it. View full review »
John Vicencio
Cyber Specialist, Forensics at Richemont
We evaluated other options. I wasn't the person who decided on Vectra at the time, but we were looking at Darktrace and other machine learning-type solutions. Vectra fit the niche of what we needed, from the perspective of the former C-CERT manager. Also the feedback we got from their team and the support we've had with them really pushed us to work with them. They were very collaborative and we believed in what they were doing when they initially started working with us all those years ago. View full review »
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