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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

Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

SecurityCenter is definitely the juggernaut of the industry. You don't see many shops that are not using Nessus and or SecurityCenter. As a pen tester, I do not judge shops that use Nessus as a catch all, as there are a lot of things you can get hyper focused on and a tool like this helps you see things you may have missed.
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

Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

  • Vulnerability management from one place
  • Maximum endpoint visibility
  • Easy to set up and plan the structure
  • Support desk quickly responses
  • Well-prepared documentation
  • Broad scanning type
  • Supports various compliance standards
  • User groups allows coordination between teams
Ahmet Fatih IRKLI | 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

Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

  • Tenable could make it easier to report on missing reg key.
  • Tenable can also make it easier to report on os level patches vs application patches.
Joevanne Velez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Darktrace

Darktrace 9.5
Based on 2 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

Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter) 8.7
Based on 3 answers
On all of the occasions that I have had to reach out to Tenable for assistance, they have been extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Solutions and support are provided quickly, and they work on the issue until it is resolved.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Darktrace

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

Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

We selected Tenable because is one of the best solution at the moment. Tenable is a powerful tool that we use for validation of our patching methodology. This is very helpful if you are only patching what the vendor deems as critical and then with this external validation you now have a new source for what is important. The user interface is clean and easy to navigate. Low false positives rapid signature release frequent product enhancement and updates.
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

Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

  • ROI from Tenable suite of products has been well worth its cost.
  • Their pricing model has changed and they charge higher than their competitors but for the usage we have currently it serves us well.
  • Customization might not be what was expected but I believe we are using the tool to the fullest.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Darktrace

General

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

Tenable.sc (formerly SecurityCenter)

General

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

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