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Score 9.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Darktrace is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Metasploit is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.1

Darktrace

71%
8 Ratings
10.0

Metasploit

100%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Darktrace

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Metasploit

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Darktrace

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Metasploit

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.4

Darktrace

94%
4 Ratings
7.0

Metasploit

70%
4 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Darktrace

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Metasploit

100%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Darktrace

I think if you manage a large number of mailboxes, you need a reliable solution to protect corporate email from any threat. This solution uses AI to analyze emails to check if they're safe or if it's a risk for the organization. It has a good UI (all in English), and the more you're using it, the more you get. There are a lot of metrics and indicators to help the email security admin.
Antonio Rodriguez | 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

  • Monitors your network for unusual behaviour; as it learns what is normal for your network, you don't need to worry too much about things that are normal for your organisation, but might be considered odd in other places, triggering as alarms. It can also detect more subtle changes such as a device accessing a server but at an unusual time.
  • There are a large number of models that are used to create the alerts, which can all be customised, and you can also create your own from scratch, to allow you to tailor it perfectly to your situation.
Anonymous | 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

  • Really had a poor time of identifying devices and what the device's purpose was - a simple nmap scan did a better job. The problem is they expect you to fine-tune the results - which is exactly what you would expect - but day one it found over 2,000 servers (and I only have 112).
  • Really had a hard time separating network traffic into locations - I use distinct subnets for my buildings, but there was no good way to create a logical map of my traffic internally. Did not garner a sense of trust that it was seeing everything.
  • Sat through a few "analyst" reports - which showed me possible threats in my environment. I am already using a few open source tools, and they actually found more than the analyst reports. Also, there was no way to get the reports on your own - you had to work through their analysts to get the information.
Matthew Frederickson | 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

Pricing Details

Darktrace

General

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

Starting Price

Metasploit

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Darktrace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 9.4
Based on 4 answers
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.
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

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

The Darktrace user interface was improved. Darktrace provides more metrics and more info to decide if an email is malicious or not in doubt case. Darktrace provides a lot of info about the email being analyzed, if there was a previous communication between both parts before for example, it's so easy to deploy.
Antonio Rodriguez | 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

  • Darktrace is covering some lack of security issues.
  • Darktrace helps the company to follow some compliance obligations.
  • Darktrace can't solve all issues. It needs to work with other Security tools (e.g Splunk).
Fabio Silva | 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

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