Darktrace vs. Metasploit

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Darktrace
Score 8.6 out of 10
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Darktrace AI interrupts in-progress cyber-attacks, including ransomware, email phishing, and threats to cloud environments. It's able to detect and establish baselines for your organization so it can make the distinction between what is and what isn't normal network activity for your organization. This allows it to tackle complex cyber-attacks as they happen and prevent future cyber-attacks from happening.N/A
Metasploit
Score 9.9 out of 10
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Metasploit is open source network security software described by Rapid7 as the world’s most used penetration testing framework, designed to help security teams do more than just verify vulnerabilities, manage security assessments, and improve security awareness.N/A
Pricing
DarktraceMetasploit
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DarktraceMetasploit
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Small Businesses
Auvik
Auvik
Score 8.4 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
InsightIDR
InsightIDR
Score 8.6 out of 10
Veracode
Veracode
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
InsightIDR
InsightIDR
Score 8.6 out of 10
Veracode
Veracode
Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
DarktraceMetasploit
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(11 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.5
(2 ratings)
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(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(2 ratings)
7.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DarktraceMetasploit
Likelihood to Recommend
Darktrace
Darktrace is a product well suited for the vast majority of infrastructures and helps monitoring and responding to threats based on the network in a very elastic way. This is a product based on on-premise infrastructures that hosts its machines locally, of course it can be technically difficult to monitor an entire On-Cloud infrastructure but even there there's room for sensors and monitoring, not to mention the SaaS and mail integration that completes the product.
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Rapid7
It is easy to use with sufficient documentation on how to use the tools for end users or newbies. Experienced testers will find it easy to customise and configure the test cases. Just wished that I could have taken up a course on using this tool in my study days so that I could had explored more and improved my familiarity with the tool, unlike when working where access and time to explore the other features of the tool is limited
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Pros
Darktrace
  • Uses it Al model UEBA to detect anomalies in the behaviour of not only the users in a corporate network but also the routers, servers, and endpoints in that network.
  • Provides a visualisation of both egress and outbound network traffics flowing in and out of the organisation.
  • Darktrace comes with it autonomous AI model detection and responses capabilities.
  • Darktrace as an AI next generation NDR solution, prevents ,contains and quarantines malicious traffics from and into the corporate network.
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Rapid7
  • Scanning our network for new or existing vulnerable systems.
  • Automation of manual tests and exploits to allow what used to be days of effort to be squeezed into hours.
  • Metasploit has become an integral part in our validation of new systems before their inclusion in our production network.
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Cons
Darktrace
  • There are few areas that I would say need to be improved; their customer support portal allows you to log tickets with any suggestions or things you feel the product is missing, and they will generally show you how to achieve what you want, or in some cases, introduce it as a feature in a later update.
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Rapid7
  • Have encountered issues with updating especially after moving from BackTrack to Kali.
  • Sometimes it gets a little buggy, but that's a rare occurrence.
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Likelihood to Renew
Darktrace
It's a powerfull product that help administrators to provide email security to our organization.
Good metrics about received emails that help us to determine in doubt case if the email is a false positive or it's malware.
They're improving the product releasing continuous updates and have mobile phone app to manage it.
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Rapid7
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Usability
Darktrace
Darktrace comes with a simple usability interface with easy navigation and organisation.
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Rapid7
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Support Rating
Darktrace
Darktrace support is excellent in my experience. They send a competent engineer on-site to provide on-boarding training. They were also very responsive in responding to questions and concerns. Having an individual point of contact who is a competent network and security engineer is not a common experience, at least for me.
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Rapid7
We don't use it.
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Alternatives Considered
Darktrace
We did NOT select Darktrace. OSSIM/AlienVault is a more mature product and it provided better intelligence and reporting. The end user interface is much easier to use - and you can tell built form engineers who have had to do the work. My suggestion for anyone considering Darktrace, is to get the price upfront; do a 30/60 onsite trail; and do the same thing, at the same time, with AlienVault. AlientVault will win every time. I say that because that's exactly what I did.
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Rapid7
Metasploit is an all around good suite of tools to test and validate potential vulnerabilites. Other tools have bits and pecies such as Nmap, Nessus, Burp Suite, etc. but Metasploit can function in the same way but more.
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Return on Investment
Darktrace
  • One big positive is how it helps us with the security assessments that clients have done on us. They are looking to see if we know how we might have unusual/malicious traffic running on the network.
  • If you have a small network and only need 1 appliance, it can be a good ROI and peace of mind.
  • You could go down a hole in trying to spend time looking at all of your traffic with this software. You need to focus only on what it is showing as potential bad traffic.
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Rapid7
  • If you prevent an attack you will save a lot of money.
  • There is a free version that has a lot of useful exploits.
  • You can run it in an open source OS.
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