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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework) is well suited in applications like automating emails, or any business idea that would require the business owner to automate their responses, especially if they are dealing with a lot of clients and they cannot reply to each one of them. It'd be best suited to automate emails of large organizations where the responses meet the clients' expectations. It would be less suited in organizations where customers' opinions matter and each customer is unique and requires the organization's attention, where the service provider doesn't have to generalize the clients' concerns
muphulusi dzivhani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Darktrace

Darktrace would be well suited to any environment really; the only constraint would be the budget. The cost scales on the number of devices to be monitored by the product, so it can be quite expensive in larger environments. Any company that would benefit from having 24/7 monitoring of their network would find that this product would suit that need perfectly. It can also create a number of reports, which is useful if you have any requirement to present periodic figures and statistics for your network. There are also additional features available and in development such as Antigena, which can be configured to allow potential threats to be automatically mitigated; it can block connections to a certain address, using certain ports, or it can enforce "normal behaviour" where it will only allow a machine to communicate in a way that Darktrace has observed before and considers normal. This has huge benefits particularly for 24/7 organisations where you don't have the ability to have someone monitoring the network personally at all times, as it could stop a malware outbreak in its tracks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

  • Real-time communication.
  • Lightweight software protocols.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Darktrace

  • It did an ok job of analyzing and collecting data. It used a span (mirrored) port and then using its own algorithm developed flow records.
  • It did an ok job of segmenting traffic into networks - not always correctly, but ok.
  • It tried to identify devices by type - once again, it did ok, but not that great.
Matthew Frederickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

  • They have simplified the coding for the bot in Azure, but it would help if the coding was further simplified so that non-IT can operate [and] create it easily.
Francis Banda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Darktrace

  • False positives. Darktrace uses "AI" to create its alerts for "unusual" or "malicious" activity. It is very common to see an alert for completely benign and normal device behavior - PC tries to print for the first time in a while, for example.
  • Antigena actions. To some extent, this is a continuation of the previous point. Darktrace can break the network connectivity of the suspected device automatically. The excessive number of false positives makes administrators reluctant to use this feature, though. Also, the default Antigena actions are not relevant to real-world problems as I saw them in my experience with Darktrace.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Because it is very user friendly and cheaper compared to other bot frameworks, it helps manage, connect, and deploy my scripts across multiple channels. It also allows for an extendible framework; we are able to use it across many departments within our organization and it works efficiently in each and every organization. The bot framework implementation is of a high quality and we don't struggle to use it at work. I recommend it above any other bot service.
muphulusi dzivhani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Darktrace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework) 7.6
Based on 4 answers
Support is helpful when we have a problem, but online documentation is lacking
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Darktrace

Darktrace 9.5
Based on 4 answers
Any time I have had any issue with Darktrace, I've been able to contact an engineer through their support desk, and I have always had a very speedy response. Even when the issue has been caused by something outside of the Darktrace devices, they have still been very keen to try to help and identify what the problem was. The customer portal also has a large number of videos and guides that you can use to educate yourself on the product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

Microsoft Bot Framework is much better and well more established without a lot of proprietary software/coding language.Lex is very limited with integration with standard hardware and network configurations.Lex has performance issues and was too slow to meet near real-time collaboration requirements.Bot Framework complements many other Microsoft communication products and this was key to implementing without a lot of new training required.
Maurice Samuels | TrustRadius Reviewer

Darktrace

We have not evaluated others as they seem to be in their own class.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

  • Azure Bot will only deliver according to the granularity of the FAQ it is feed. Otherwise, it has been a cost optimization tool for our organization.
Francis Banda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Darktrace

  • We had an ROI just during the POC. DarkTrace helped us identify a ransomware attack and we stopped it before it happened.
  • The weekly reports more than pay for itself within the first few months.
  • The powerful search capability helps us solve problems where other solutions fall short.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Bot Service (Microsoft Bot Framework)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Darktrace

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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