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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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

I think Kaspersky is well suited for large and small companies. Larger companies can take advantage of the KSC (Kaspersky Security Center) servers to help manage a large network. The KSC has many good features to help monitor the health of the organization. It does a good job with updating and deploying remotely. It has inventory features, and can even deploy non-Kaspersky software packages uploaded to the center. KSC can become a source of good information about [your] network that can be seen at a glance. IT departments are normally smaller than they need to be. KSC helps with larger and smaller companies because of this. A small company would appreciate the amount of information and management that can be done through KSC without needing extra help. If the company is small enough that they don't have servers on-site, there is a cloud version. I have not used that to know how it differs from the local KSC.
Karen Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

Darktrace
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.9
Anti-Exploit Technology
Darktrace
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
9.0
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Darktrace
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
9.0
Centralized Management
Darktrace
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
9.4
Hybrid Deployment Support
Darktrace
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.0
Infection Remediation
Darktrace
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.8
Vulnerability Management
Darktrace
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.9
Malware Detection
Darktrace
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
9.0

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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

  • The Security Center is laid out very well and makes it easy to install and manage the client endpoint protection on servers and workstations.
  • The way security policies are defined and managed is very easy to understand.
  • The client programs seem to be lighter and smaller on the client systems than others I have used in the past. Using fewer resources is always an advantage.
David Judice | 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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

  • The PC imaging tools are difficult to set up and use
  • Device Encryption tools are getting better, but are difficult to manage.
  • The policies are powerful, but could be broken up. More help can be provided in what the policy element does within the policy setup
Ian Raloff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Darktrace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 9.3
Based on 2 answers
The product is stable and accurate in detecting security threats. There are very few or no false positives in detecting security threats or unusual behavior and has very sharp heuristics. The product does the job very well including saving us money in getting 3rd party patch management tools as the business is already using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager which is Microsoft product specific and the product patches these third party products e.g Adobe Flash Player
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Darktrace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 7.0
Based on 1 answer
The integration with a known solution is not good (Cisco ISE), product (10.x) does not automate remediation, however security is great and detects security threats with accuracy including heuristics, very few or no false positives
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Darktrace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I've used the on-premise server. I've only experienced one time that we couldn't open the console, and that was a server issue. It seems to be a dependable solution. It's there, and it's stable.
Karen Thompson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Darktrace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Users don't notice any slowdown with the antivirus running on their systems. There have been issues when the systems have missed a scheduled scan, and it was checked to run at [a] first available time, they will start a full scan at startup. This has caused some lag. Normally there are also some issues with the workstation, but it is something to note.
Karen Thompson | 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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 8.7
Based on 4 answers
I give the maximum grade because we have no complaints; we never had any failure, serious error, and serious threat to the company. All of its features work very well. The great advantage of having a product supported by an industry-leading security company is that regularly updated security protocols will protect the system against all emerging threats.
Amanda Wiens | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Darktrace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Make sure to provide awareness campaigns on changes that will be implemented and WHY the business is doing it and the benefits reaped. Benefits reaped is very important for the justification of why things have to change and emphasizing the importance of security. This will reduce user disgruntlement and total bitterness on use of their workstation or laptop
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Darktrace

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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky is a leader in endpoint protection, but its ties to potential adversaries are unsettling. Kaspersky has a great threat research team and quickly identifies malicious software and its signature. Its web-based protection is also top notch. This is a great product but as with everything has its place.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Darktrace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

Kaspersky Endpoint Security 10.0
Based on 1 answer
You can create groups and create different policies for each group. You can customize many parts of the software before it is deployed. You can create different tasks and schedules based on the groups. It is customizable.
Karen Thompson | 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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

  • The price point and the maintenance required to maintain the solution is a factor that weighs in, especially when there are other cloud-based solutions that require less maintenance.
  • It provided excellent first level protection on the workstation and server level.
  • Given an in-house solution is required, this is the best solution compared to other well-known solutions.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Darktrace

General

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

Darktrace Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Kaspersky Endpoint Security

General

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

Kaspersky Endpoint Security Editions & Modules

Edition
Essential Suite29.991
Advanced Suite39.991
Premium Suite44.991
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Darktrace
9.1
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Darktrace
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
9.3

Usability

Darktrace
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
7.0

Reliability and Availability

Darktrace
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
10.0

Performance

Darktrace
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
10.0

Support Rating

Darktrace
9.5
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
8.7

Implementation Rating

Darktrace
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
9.0

Scalability

Darktrace
Kaspersky Endpoint Security
10.0

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