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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

Gigamon

Gigamon span port redistribution switches are great for capturing traffic from a single span port and redistributing, decrypting and converting to NetFlow. These devices are taps on steroids and are really great at what they do. I would highly recommend getting one at each location for the core of the network, especially where you want to collect actual packets and conversion to NetFlow, or the like is needed.
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

Gigamon

  • Span ports redistribution
  • Traffic to Netflow
  • SSL decryption
  • 10Gb
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

Gigamon

  • Somewhat Expensive
  • Easily distinguishable in DC
  • Smaller devices might get overwhelmed, size properly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

Darktrace

Darktrace 9.5
Based on 2 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

Gigamon

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Alternatives Considered

Darktrace

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

Gigamon

Taps and or just using span ports directly to the devices. The Interesting thing about Gigamon is its uniqueness, there are very little devices that are able to do all the functions that Gigamon can perform.
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

Gigamon

  • Ability to Monitor real data in real time
  • Conversion of traffic to NetFlow data saved on getting more expensive core switches
  • SSL decryption can provide a less expensive alternative than having data go thru SSL proxies
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Darktrace

General

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

Gigamon

General

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

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