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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

Symantec Endpoint Security

From a small company to the largest enterprise corporation Symantec Endpoint security will work for you. This endpoint software will give you piece of mind that all of your mobile devices will be well protected. This is especially true in the new Covid remote workforce we are experiencing. From easy to set up to great support this is the product to check out.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Endpoint Security

Darktrace
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.5
Anti-Exploit Technology
Darktrace
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.2
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Darktrace
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.6
Centralized Management
Darktrace
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.6
Hybrid Deployment Support
Darktrace
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.8
Infection Remediation
Darktrace
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.2
Vulnerability Management
Darktrace
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.3
Malware Detection
Darktrace
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.7

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

Symantec Endpoint Security

  • The virus and spyware protection has worked well for us, catching several things and quarantining the items or cleaning them.
  • The virus definitions very rarely fail to update for the users, so I feel confident that my client machines are kept up to date.
  • I like the report I get daily telling me about threats found and action taken without having to login to the console to look it up myself.
Debbie Johnson | 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

Symantec Endpoint Security

  • Removing dead clients from the console. This is nearly impossible to do, and makes keeping the console clean a very difficult task.
  • Poorly tested versions are sometimes released that cause serious issues for users. This ranges from browsers malfunctioning to BSOD errors.
  • Malware detection is good but not great. We are not confident in SEP by itself to neutralize malware threats. It's detection rate just isn't high enough for next generation and zero day threats.
Kurt Ferguson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Darktrace

No score
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Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Best of Breed. Symantec Endpoint Protection beats all other end point products I have used, tested and seen in presentation at this point in time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Darktrace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 9.1
Based on 5 answers
Symantec Endpoint Protection centralized management console provides easy to follow, clean, and modern HTML5 based interface. All functionality required to manage Symantec Endpoint Protection is available and presented through this management interface. The Symantec Endpoint Protection provides many roles out of the box and presents relevant information based on the user role. Symantec Endpoint Protection can benefit from further scripting/automation interface development.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Darktrace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 9.0
Based on 4 answers
We've used it for years and the software is easy to use. The dashboard is easy to read, and you can easily figure out where to go to troubleshoot or deploy software. Symantec is there for emergencies like backup restoration or file retrieval. It's pretty low maintenance. Symantec is there when your IT infrastructure needs it
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

Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 7.5
Based on 22 answers
I've called a few times and the support is great. They help me walk through the issues that I was having and even remotely connected to my server and show me how the fix the issue. I hope the support doesn't change since they were bought by Broadcom.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Darktrace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Symantec Endpoint Security

Symantec Endpoint Security 6.4
Based on 2 answers
Use a third party deployment tool and not the deployment option within the SEP Manager itself.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Darktrace

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

Symantec Endpoint Security

Though Avast seems to use less resources than Symantec Endpoint Protection, we felt that Symantec Endpoint Protection offered better protection against zero day exploits and kept up to date far more than Avast. In addition, we felt that the price was affordable for the product. Our end users love Symantec Endpoint Protection!
Anonymous | 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

Symantec Endpoint Security

  • SEP has had a very nice ROI in the form of keeping our network safe and clients' machines clean and free from spyware and viruses.
  • The negative downside is that reinstalling the client isn't always an easy method. A lot of times we just have the user reimage their whole machine, which is usually the last resort.
  • Another positive aspect of SEP is that it allows us to identify any problematic machines which might be allowing any malware, spyware or viruses in through any network ports or connections.
We use Symantec Endpoint Environment in a manufacturing and conventional office setting. This is a very large scale operational of over 10,000 users
Sam Figueroa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Darktrace

General

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

Symantec Endpoint Security

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Darktrace
9.1
Symantec Endpoint Security
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Darktrace
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.1

Usability

Darktrace
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.1

Reliability and Availability

Darktrace
Symantec Endpoint Security
9.0

Support Rating

Darktrace
9.5
Symantec Endpoint Security
7.5

Implementation Rating

Darktrace
Symantec Endpoint Security
6.4

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