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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    Darktrace

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Nmap

    81%
    Nmap ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    13 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    13 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    7 Ratings

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    4 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    7 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    6 Ratings

    Network mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    18 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.7
    47%
    11 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    8 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    5 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.0

    Darktrace

    70%
    8 Ratings
    9.7

    Nmap

    97%
    20 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.4

    Darktrace

    94%
    4 Ratings
    8.7

    Nmap

    87%
    18 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

    Nmap

    If you're a sysadmin, or anyone who's had to deploy network services, you've almost certainly had to use Nmap at some point or other. Need to see what devices are on your LAN? Nmap can tell you that. Want to check which ports your web server has open to the internet? Nmap is your friend.
    Nmap is a powerful command-line tool and has many options that require some reading of documentation to get the best out of (although generally straightforward). If the thought of working at the command-line scares you (presumably not if you're reading this review), then you may want a much simpler tool, or at least check out Zenmap GUI.
    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

    Nmap

    • NMap provides a very fast and a very thorough network "sweep" that allows you to quickly map out exactly what's on your network.
    • NMap is highly configurable. The "canned" choices are very good in most instances, but using various switches and options, you can create a very specific scan and get exactly the results you're looking for.
    • NMap is easy to use. Even a new administrator will be able to use the graphical version (Zenmap) with efficiency right away.
    Kenneth Hess | 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

    Nmap

    • exporting, There's a serious lack of ability to export the information in a readable format to present to VPs and such. I always find myself doing a lot of data massaging to get it in a pretty format
    • some scans can trigger sensitive IDS/IPS
    • SYN scans can be particularly aggressive and cause problems on remote systems.
    Mike Nostrom | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Darktrace

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Darktrace Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Nmap

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $49,980 one-time fee

    Nmap Editions & Modules

    Edition
    Nmap OEM Enterprise Redistribution License - Perpetual License$98,9801
    Nmap OEM Enterprise Redistribution License - Annual Maintenance Fee$23,9802
    Nmap OEM Enterprise Redistribution License - Quarterly Term Maintenance Fee$13,9803
    Nmap OEM Enterprise Redistribution License - 5 year prepay Maintenance Fee$95,9204
    Nmap OEM Mid-Sized Company Redistribution License - Perpetual License$79,9805
    Nmap OEM Mid-Sized Company Redistribution License - Annual Maintenance Fee$19,9806
    Nmap OEM Mid-Sized Company Redistribution License - Quarterly Term Maintenance Fee$11,9807
    Nmap OEM Mid-Sized Company Redistribution License - 5 year prepay Maintenance Fee$79,9208
    Nmap OEM Small/Startup Company Redistribution License - Perpetual License$49,9809
    Nmap OEM Small/Startup Company Redistribution License - Annual Maintenance Fee$14,98010
    Nmap OEM Small/Startup Company Redistribution License - Quarterly Term Maintenance Fee$7,98011
    Nmap OEM Small/Startup Company Redistribution License - 5 year prepay Maintenance Fee$59,92012
    1. one-time fee per license
    2. per year per license
    3. Every Three Months per license
    4. Every Five Years per license
    5. one-time fee per license
    6. per year per license
    7. Every Three Months per license
    8. Every Five Years per license
    9. one-time fee per license
    10. per year per license
    11. Every Three Months per license
    12. Every Five Years per license
    Additional Pricing Details
    All perpetual licenses include a six-month trial period during which you can cancel for any reason and receive a full refund of all money paid (including maintenance). The term license is only a 3-month commitment and cal also be terminated with full refund during the first 30 days of the initial quarter.

    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

    Nmap

    Nmap 8.7
    Based on 18 answers
    There is a very large support community and a robust selection of add-ons and scripts. Once you get the use down this is one of the most powerful tools and you can find anything you are looking for as far as examples on the web. While not having official support its not lacking by any means.
    Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | 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

    Nmap

    Alternatives to Nmap (other IP scanners) are often much more limited in what they can do; They often only allow you to scan a specific subset of ports or a limited number of IP addresses in one command. Nmap is unrestricted in that regard. What makes Nmap stand out above the rest, is the complete network analysis package you get with it. It allows IP scanner, network deep-dives, hardware analysis, vulnerability analysis, encryption detailing, and so much more, in one free application
    Dylan Eikelenboom | 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

    Nmap

    • Positive return as it's open-source (free) on all OS's.
    • If a person is not used of the command line there are a ton of front ends that make it point-and-click so the learning curve is good. That cuts down on time and manpower.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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