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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

Metasploit

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
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

Metasploit

  • 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.
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

Metasploit

  • Have encountered issues with updating especially after moving from BackTrack to Kali.
  • Sometimes it gets a little buggy, but that's a rare occurrence.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Darktrace

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Metasploit

Metasploit 10.0
Based on 1 answer
It is an incredibly easy framework to use. We can have new testers come in and immediately start using Metasploit. Also it allows advanced users to customize modules so that the inexperienced testers can use the modules without having all the technical knowledge behind the actual exploit
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Darktrace

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Metasploit

Metasploit 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Super easy to use! Like I said in my prior ratings, this is perfect for newer testers to come right in and start testing. The more experienced testers can even write modules for the more advanced findings so that the newer testers are able to use the modules to accurately test the said findings. This is why it scales so well!
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

Metasploit

Metasploit 7.0
Based on 4 answers
It is very easy to use. Just about any tester of any level of experience can use it, which makes me more confident on network tests. Experiences testers can also write modules fairly easy to let the more inexperienced once replicate their findings. Like I have said in my prior reviews, it is super scaleable for the whole team and modules can be written on the fly so that newer testers can replication senior tester results.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Darktrace

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Metasploit

Metasploit 10.0
Based on 3 answers
I do not have many key insights regarding implementation of Metasploit, but it would be nice if the package was more friendly to other OS's outside of Debian and Ubuntu. When we install on Ubuntu and Debain (like a kali OS) it is incredibly simple. But if we install it on something such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux or FreeBSD, then we have a lot of issues getting it up and going.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Darktrace

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

Metasploit

You can configure and develop your own versions of exploits that are suitable for your business. The free version is very useful and the Rapid7 website has a lot of info to help you understand the exploits. Nessus just lets you identify the vulnerabilities but Metasploit lets you attack with vectors.
Omar Israel Sánchez Monroy | 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

Metasploit

  • We have been able to weed out false positives with a more manual vetting of scanned vulnerabilities.
  • Our teams have become more well versed in penetration testing with Metasploit to understand the vulnerabilities potentially present.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Darktrace

General

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

Metasploit

General

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

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