Darktrace vs. Microsoft Sentinel

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Darktrace
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
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
Microsoft Sentinel
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Microsoft Sentinel (formerly Azure Sentinel) is designed as a birds-eye view across the enterprise. It is presented as a security information and event management (SIEM) solution for proactive threat detection, investigation, and response.
$2.46
per GB ingested
Pricing
DarktraceMicrosoft Sentinel
Editions & Modules
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Azure Sentinel
$2.46
per GB ingested
100 GB per day
$123.00
per day
200 GB per day
$221.40
per day
300 GB per day
$319.80
per day
400 GB per day
$410.00
per day
500 GB per day
$492.00
per day
More than 500 GB per day
$492.00 + $98.40
per day/plus each additional 100 GB increment
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DarktraceMicrosoft Sentinel
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
DarktraceMicrosoft Sentinel
Considered Both Products
Darktrace

No answer on this topic

Microsoft Sentinel
Chose Microsoft Sentinel
We just stick with Sentinel because it works well with our Suite Office 65.
Top Pros
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Features
DarktraceMicrosoft Sentinel
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Comparison of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) features of Product A and Product B
Darktrace
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Ratings
Microsoft Sentinel
8.4
14 Ratings
7% above category average
Centralized event and log data collection00 Ratings8.614 Ratings
Correlation00 Ratings8.414 Ratings
Event and log normalization/management00 Ratings8.214 Ratings
Deployment flexibility00 Ratings9.213 Ratings
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools00 Ratings8.513 Ratings
Custom dashboards and workspaces00 Ratings7.414 Ratings
Host and network-based intrusion detection00 Ratings7.613 Ratings
Data integration/API management00 Ratings8.214 Ratings
Behavioral analytics and baselining00 Ratings8.712 Ratings
Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds00 Ratings8.513 Ratings
Response orchestration and automation00 Ratings8.414 Ratings
Reporting and compliance management00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Incident indexing/searching00 Ratings8.614 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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Score 8.0 out of 10
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Palo Alto Networks WildFire
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Score 8.7 out of 10
Splunk Enterprise
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Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprises
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
Palo Alto Networks WildFire
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Score 8.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
DarktraceMicrosoft Sentinel
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(11 ratings)
8.6
(21 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.5
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.4
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(2 ratings)
8.0
(3 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
5.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DarktraceMicrosoft Sentinel
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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Microsoft
Sentinel is the best "cloud-native" in the market yet, so if the organization has a cloud presence (which almost everyone has) then Sentinel is the right choice for having a single pane of glass for all your security monitoring needs. Sentinel is a very good tool for log analysis and event management purposes as well. With KQL and ASIM parsers, organizations can retrieve invaluable insights even from the most complex data. And of course, Sentinel is a great choice for automating the incident response process to a very good extent.
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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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Microsoft
  • It has a native integration with all Microsoft products, from Entra to Azure, Microsoft 365
  • Being built upon native Azure functionality benefits in automation and infrastructual solutions
  • The KQL language is relatively easy to learn and powerful.
  • Microsoft is listening very careful to the customers and develops new functionality at a fast pace
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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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Microsoft
  • It takes some time to learn how to use and install it properly, and it does not connect effectively with external PaaS systems such as Salesforce CRM, Salesforce Commerce Cloud, and so on.
  • Microsoft can simplify the display of the logs to make them easier to study, and the user interface occasionally delays, which can also be enhanced.
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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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Microsoft
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Usability
Darktrace
Darktrace comes with a simple usability interface with easy navigation and organisation.
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Microsoft
The Microsoft Azure Sentinel solution is very good and even better if you use Azure. It's easy to implement and learn how to use the tool with an intuitive and simple interface. New updates are happening to always bring new news and improve the experience and usability. The solution brings reliability as it is from a very reliable manufacturer.
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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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Microsoft
Azure Sentinel is very easy to use and configure. If you are stuck somewhere, Microsoft support is excellent in assisting and solving your issue.
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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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Microsoft
The key advantage of using Sentinel lies in Microsoft already being a renowned name in cloud services. Hence, the Collection of data at the cloud scale across all users, devices, applications, and infrastructure, both on-premises and especially in the MS Cloud, is super easy. Additionally, leveraging Threat Intel from Microsoft itself gives a sense of security, given their years of experience in the collection of intel. The AI and Machine learning features provided by MS is one of the finest.
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Professional Services
Darktrace
No answers on this topic
Microsoft
Did not use professional services
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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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Microsoft
  • Microsoft Sentinel is a good investment, especially when sided with other solutions such as Microsoft 365 Defender, as it provides 360° protection on every level of the infrastructure.
  • When deployed on infrastructures that have never had an SIEM, Microsoft Sentinel helps to assess vulnerabilities and misconfigurations.
  • As with any other SIEM, Microsoft Sentinel basically eliminates the need to put effort into every single platform (like EDR, NDR, XDR) and converge that effort on a single product that correlates and orchestrates the rest.
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