Commvault Cloud vs Darktrace comparison


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Categories and Ranking

Commvault Cloud
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Backup and Recovery (3rd), eDiscovery (2nd), Cloud Backup (2nd), Disaster Recovery as a Service (2nd), File Archiving (2nd), Disaster Recovery (DR) Software (3rd), SaaS Backup (1st), Threat Deception Platforms (1st), Container Backup Software (3rd)
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
Email Security (12th), Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) (1st), Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) (1st), Network Detection and Response (NDR) (1st), Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) (14th), Cloud-Native Application Protection Platforms (CNAPP) (11th), Attack Surface Management (ASM) (6th)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Backup and Recovery category, the mindshare of Commvault Cloud is 8.8%, up from 5.6% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Darktrace is 0.0%, up from 0.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Cloud Backup
Email Security
Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS)

Featured Reviews

Mar 4, 2024
Covers everything, protects our data, and gives immediate results
Building and deploying a decoy is fairly straightforward. If there is any work involved, it is just tuning the noise in terms of what happens inside your network. Most people probably do not realize how many times they are scanning their own network internally, and that decoy is going to feel like it is getting scanned, but that scan is being done by a dedicated device that you want to scan. You then build your exception rules in to not trigger on that and trigger on other devices when it is scanning. We have built the alerts back into our automation platform, so if we get alerts, our automation platform will do some runbook evaluation that is automated and then hand it off to an analyst if they think it is a real event. They do a good job of building the decoys and deploying them, and then giving you good insights. When something happens, you can look at how the decoy was connected or attached to a scan and figure out if that is a real threat or not. I like the coverage. We have 250 locations across the US, and we deploy decoys across every one of those networks. We saw its benefits immediately. The first time we got it and deployed it into one of our operating plant environments, the plant engineer noticed right away that there was a foreign device on his network that he did not really realize was out there. It was a support vendor coming in, and that vendor was scanning parts of his network that he did not realize. They were not necessarily doing it maliciously, but it gave him great insight, so he was sold on the product right away as we were. Shortly after implementation, we did our regular PAN and Red Team testing. I can say with 100% confidence that every time we do one of those, those teams come in and they tip over one of the decoys, and we see them fairly quickly. The decoy side protects my data because I get early insight into if there is a threat actor in my environment and it is moving laterally because they typically will hit one of these decoys, so it gives me quick access. If a ransomware threat actor was in my environment, they would be moving laterally trying to get to a vulnerable system, so before they ever get to the point of deploying the ransomware payload, they are going to hit a decoy. I am going to get early insight, and hopefully, I can get them out of there. In terms of its effect on the total cost of ownership (TCO), as with almost any security product, we are mitigating risk and protecting revenue. The total cost of ownership is an overhead when it comes to security. You want to spend as much as you think is necessary to mitigate high-risk areas. Otherwise, it is just money out the door. You are protecting revenue, but I would not put a TCO on it. It has helped our organization reduce or avoid downtime a great deal. It has avoided a potential downtime because the decoy typically gets the threat actor. My threat actors are PAN Test and Red Team people. They are identified before they can get too far and cause a scenario where I have downtime because of whatever they are doing in the environment.
May 11, 2023
Helps us with network traffic visibility
The tool offers us visibility into network traffic.  The tool gives us alerts whenever an admin is trying to connect. I am impressed with the product's ability to give insights into network traffic.  I would like to see a feature where the tool ingests information from an anti-malware product…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"Commvault helps to ensure broad coverage with the discovery of unprotected workloads. This is important. From the moment that we set it up, we mostly have customers telling us what they need to back up. Then, you can list the machines that are not yet protected. Sometimes, we can see that they are unaware of this, and say, "We didn't know that those servers were not protected yet," or "We did not back them up yet.""
"Quick backups and restores of data are the most valuable features. It is important that it is an easy solution to integrate with the SAML authentication of our tenant, so we can have our users log into the systems and do their own restores, if needed."
"There are many valuable features of Commvault HyperScale X giving many possibilities to complete jobs."
"We can use it on-premises and in the cloud."
"The most valuable feature of Metallic is its flexibility and user-friendly."
"The cloud integration is a massive win for us, giving us a single backup service for all of our on-premise and cloud systems."
"We use the solution for cloud and data backup."
"The solution's stability is excellent."
"It provides a comprehensive, detailed view of network activity and whatever is happening inside it."
"The active threat dashboard is the most valuable feature of this solution."
"Ability to see events and exactly what traffic or website the device had tried to connect to that raised the alert or issue."
"I have found the automation and AI features to be valuable. If someone were to come in to the office at midnight and log in, Darktrace would flag it."
"AI analytics are built directly into the product."
"The ability to see what we have not seen before is most valuable. It is very interesting to find out the most vulnerable devices in our network."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is that it does not require human intervention to eliminate a threat."
"The most valuable features of Darktrace are its full capabilities. You have visibility of everything."


"The customer support is not good."
"I would like them to keep working on the new web interface to migrate out of the old interface because the old interface is a bit complex. It was driving customers away because of the complexity. If they migrate everything (100 percent of the features), this would make the product be perfect."
"Commvault could make the product more cost-effective on the public cloud side. We are using this solution to back up whatever is still on-prem. We are not using it to back up what is on the public cloud because we have a native backup solution for that, which is provided by the vendor. As our footprint gets bigger, we will continue to evaluate this, but the last time that we did a cost analysis, the cost was not comparable to the solution that public clouds are offering."
"Commvault Complete Data Protection meets market standards, but an area for improvement is its licensing model. It would be good if it could use the subscription-based model rather than the traditional licensing model."
"The product does not provide an option to save a copy of data on-premises."
"The back of virtual machines needs improvement. I know they're working on it. They're always doing new things but I think they still have a little bit more to do."
"Commvault is a rich system that might scare somebody the first time they see it because it feels so huge."
"I would assess the Command Center as a very useful but sometimes difficult tool. It is multipurpose. It has all the features of logging and monitoring, especially for the actual setup. For us, it is easy because we work daily with it, but for customers who only use it once a week, they sometimes have some difficulties. Command Center is not user-friendly for beginners."
"It's quite expensive to have."
"The solution would benefit from automation. Currently, you have to know what you are searching for."
"It should be easier to access the Darktrace portal and its documentation. Only the customer can access their portal and support. It could be cheaper."
"In an upcoming release, there could be more customizable playbooks or a library of playbooks to choose from."
"The level of tracking within the network from the transmission level up to the machine level can use improvement."
"It takes time to go through the interface and pick up things. If it were a more straightforward interface, then it would free up time."
"The interface and dashboards could be improved for ease-of-use."
"The main portal needs improvement as it is difficult to use."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"I rate the product’s pricing a five out of ten."
"The tool is cost-effective."
"The pricing is far better than we had in the past. The license for Dell EMC was not too expensive, but the storage, given that Dell EMC is based on data domains, was pretty expensive."
"Commvault is more expensive than Veeam, which is the reason that we are changing to Veeam for cloud environments."
"The solution is worth the money."
"The license is paid on an annual basis and the price is reasonable."
"The cost for Commvault is very expensive, even support is very expensive. The full cost of the solution is 50,000 INR per year, which includes 20 VM backups, server data backup, and 200 desktop and laptop agent licenses."
"Our yearly cost is around €20,000... The cost is based on the number of users and the amount of data. They sell it per terabyte."
"It's an expensive solution."
"There is an annual license to use Darktrace."
"It is inexpensive considering what it can do and the competition."
"Our customers feel that the price of Darktrace is quite high compared to other solutions."
"The cost of the solution is expensive for smaller businesses. They will not be able to afford it or might not need this type of security solution."
"The solution is about $6,000 per quarter."
"The pricing is expensive. It costs over $100,000 a year."
"In the ballpark, we're talking about $30K, $50K, and up. It can even be as much as $50K or $100K."
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Top Industries

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Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm
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Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm
Manufacturing Company

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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Commvault?
The convenience of backing up and restoring simultaneously is very valuable.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Commvault?
The tool is affordable. I rate the pricing a six out of ten. Implementation requires additional costs because we need Commvault Professional Services.
What needs improvement with Commvault?
Data center backup must be improved. We also want the product to provide us with a cloud-based backup. If we use Microsoft Exchange Online for email services, we want to know how to get a backup in...
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Which is better - SentinelOne or Darktrace?
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What do you like most about Darktrace?
A very useful feature in Darktrace for real-time threat analysis is the packet inspection that analyzes the packet traffic in real time.

Also Known As

Commvault Complete Data Protection, Commvault, Commvault Backup & Recovery, Commvault HyperScale X, Metallic, ThreatWise
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Sample Customers

Aberdeenshire Council, Acxiom, BAM Group Ireland, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta, CI Investments, Clifford Chance, American Municipal Power, American Pacific Mortgage, AstraZeneca, Dongbu Steel, Denver Health, Dow Jones, Emirates Steel, Penn State Health, Prime Healthcare, Sonic Healthcare, Sony Network Communications, TiVO, UCONN Health, The Weitz Company
Irwin Mitchell, Open Energi, Wellcome Trust, FirstGroup plc, Virgin Trains, Drax, QUI! Group, DNK, CreaCard, Macrosynergy, Sisley, William Hill plc, Toyota Canada, Royal British Legion, Vitol, Allianz, KKR, AIRBUS, dpd, Billabong, Mclaren Group.
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