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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

Nessus

Nessus is well suited for performing vulnerability assessments on small and medium scale applications. Its best suited for internal applications within a firm to find its security gaps.Not well suited for large, global applications. Better tools than Nessus are available in the market, which can do the job faster and better. Since large data sets boil the tool down to very slow pace testing, it is not well suited for enormous applications.
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

Nessus

  • Very low price which every organization can afford.
  • Easy and flexible reporting which you can customize [your] own way.
  • Vulnerability scanning of network including IPv4 network ,IPv6 network
  • You can scan all common companies' network devices, all common virtualization companies' platforms, and all the operating systems, etc.
  • Easy to find the black hole in your network and organization.
Vipin Sharma | 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

Nessus

  • Starting with the cost of Nessus, though it is available for free also it has some restrictions for the free version. Nessus essential which is a free version does not allow to perform internal/external PCI scan policies, config audits which I think is a drawback. As many security researchers, small organizations use this tool for vulnerability scans I think some additional features should be added into free version as Nessus professional version is not cost-friendly for everyone.
  • I think Nessus can improve the way it shows scan status while the scan is ongoing. Once scans are started and running, it sometimes failed to show exactly how much percent of scan is completed, for example, it shows scan status from 0% completed to 100% completed directly without showing the in-between completion percentage.
Tejas Gandhi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Darktrace

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Nessus

Nessus 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Nessus is best and easy to use application for Vulnerabilities finding and reporting, it has multiple platforms and wide scope covering almost all devices for security improvement so far, thus we are very likely to continue its services.
Sohail Zende | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Darktrace

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Nessus

Nessus 9.6
Based on 2 answers
It's very much a plug and play application that the user can go into with limited knowledge and set-up scans in minutes.
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

Nessus

Nessus 7.2
Based on 4 answers
Though we didn't needed the support from nessus team directly, but the Nessus community has answers to all our questions or issues faced by us can be easily resolved with proper addressing and understanding in no time.
Sohail Zende | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Matthew Frederickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nessus

Nessus is a single-point solution for network, Server, web application scanning. The benefit of Nessus is it provides a detailed scan report with remediation points.
Vipin Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nessus

  • Costs less
  • Officers all the advanced features
  • Easy and understandable report
  • Easy to export the report in any format.
  • Easy to customize the report.
Vipin Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Darktrace

General

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

Darktrace Editions & Modules

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Nessus

General

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

Nessus Editions & Modules

Edition
1 Year$2,790.00
1 Year + Advanced Support$3,190.00
2 Years$5,440.00
2 Years + Advanced Support$6,240.00
3 Years + Advanced Support$9,151.00
3 Years$7,951.00
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