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Likelihood to Recommend

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

FireEye Network Security

It’s a dedicated Network Advanced Threat Detection and
Prevention solution. Easy maintenance and low operating costs fit perfectly for
SMEs. Variety of appliance selection makes NX the perfect choice for large
enterprises. As it’s a dedicated solution with its own appliance, price is higher
compared to NGTP add on solutions. FireEye is an ecosystem therefore when you’ve
the EX or HX vice versa, you should be looking to NX. Otherwise, you’re missing
the threat intel exchange on the network side reverse is the true. Sizing is
important before the purchase, if you select a low end model for a busy network
you lose your initial investment. For multiple NX deployments I highly
recommend CMS. Without CMS you’ll lose the threat intel exchange and this will
negatively reduce the risk scores.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

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

FireEye Network Security

  • Advanced detection of targeted attacks.
  • Mandiant team effort is a big plus.
  • Inline mitigation capabilities particularly well.
  • Different deployment models for specific needs.
  • License and information sharing selection 1 way or 2 way mode.
  • Frequent updates.
  • Low false positive rates.
  • FireEye sandboxing is immune to sandboxing attacks.
  • Central management (CMS) capabilities for managing several NX's.
  • Extra IPS/IDS functionality in the product.
  • Smartvision specific to lateral movement detection.
  • Upgrades and updates with zero down time.
  • Local FireEye support is superb.
  • Multiple deployment scenarios (span, inline) in the same NX for different interface pairs.
  • SSL inspection support.
  • No need to maintain, build or updates the images. It's highly automatic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

FireEye Network Security

  • Very first detected APT sample can pass the NX even it's inline blocking mode.
  • Performance optimization for busy networks is cumbersome.
  • CMS does not provide all the management capabilities, CLI or local config. Should be done for advanced customization.
  • Constant limitations of tcpdump/ packet capture for 10G interfaces.
  • IPS functionality is a bit cumbersome, not a full feature IPS, lack of signatures and customization of IPS signatures.
  • It's not a full NDR solution or a UBA solution.
  • Lack of device or user mapping.
  • Forensics is based on the specific APT. May not provide the whole story and need some additional tools.
  • You cannot make manual submission to NX (needs AX).
  • You cannot access the kernel directly for deep analy[sis] or troubleshooting (assist from FireEye Support should be taken).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

FireEye Network Security

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Alternatives Considered

Darktrace

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

FireEye Network Security

FireEye NX is a solid product. It gives you sustainable
security throughout the organization. NX detection engines are more capable
compared to others. Its catch rate is higher, FP rate is lower, [and] speed is
awesome. NX can work for highly regulated environments with 1 way solution.
Operation costs are much lower. Software quality is very good. It may have bugs, but these bugs do not compromise the security in general. SOC team loves the
FireEye NX for its pinpoint detection capabilities. Local and partner support
is exceptional.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

FireEye Network Security

  • As [a] financial company on the digital markets, we need to be safeguard for 0days and targeted attacks. FireEye NX provides the best updated protection with its enhanced capabilities.
  • Security score based on detection/prevention metrics [is] very high ensuring the highest level of security.
  • APTs in our region successfully detected and mitigated by the NX.
  • For the ROI, in a six month period FireEye is paying off its [investment].
  • One negative thing, especially with increasing network bandwidths, [is that] you need to make [the] investment every two or three years.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Darktrace

General

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

Darktrace Editions & Modules

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FireEye Network Security

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

FireEye Network Security Editions & Modules

Edition
SmartVision$01
  1. per appliance/ per mbps
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