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We performed a comparison between Darktrace and Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Darktrace vs. Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform report (Updated: September 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Q&A Highlights
Question: I'm building a next-gen AI powered threat intelligence platform. What's missing from existing solutions?
Answer: I that feel there are two old problems still there in the market: 1-Vendors don't talk to each other. 2-Whoever is focusing on endpoint is missing the network and human side and the opposite is also true. I love, for example, what Darktrace is doing in the network side and the playback option to know what happened in my network during a long holiday, for example, things will never be caught by a second-generation AV but I need to have a solid 2nd gen. AV besides the total high cost of Darktrace which by the way is worth it for IT pros but not for business owners. We need to have something like virus total but for risks and threats beyond viruses where all vendors work on this and all endpoint customers with different vendors connect to it to be secured.
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Pros
"I particularly like Antigena and the analytics around the real-time monitoring of our network. I also like its reporting because it has got a seven-day reporting period within the system. Every time you run the reports, it gives you the data about the previous seven days. I like that because it is in real-time. I enjoy reading those reports and getting a very clear and decisive idea of what's happening on my network on a real-time basis. I like the actual real-time monitoring of spoofing and things like that. I also like the user monitoring as well as the network logging capabilities.""We have found the product to be stable and issue-free.""The most valuable feature of Darktrace and the most valuable feature is the artificial intelligence module because that is the tool that determines automatically if there is any risk or not in the network.""The active threat dashboard is the most valuable feature of this solution.""The NDR is good in their solution and they have NTG for email.""The most valuable feature has been the behavioral analytics that allows us to monitor all the traffic.""Artificial intelligence and machine learning functionalities are valuable.""I like the Antigena feature in Darktrace, as it offers immediate response and is helpful."

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"The most valuable feature is the SecOps because they have our back and they help us with the reports... It's like having an extension of your team. And then, it grows with you.""Technical support is very helpful."

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Cons
"One thing that I would like to look at going forward is to have a fully automated network infrastructure that is monitored automatically real-time, and that gives me this kind of capability where I would be able to look at my network at any given time and see the state of my network. With Darktrace, at the moment, I have to almost put in a date and tell them that want you to give me data from this date to this date. I don't want that. I want a fast solution in which it doesn't matter when I log into the application. Whenever I log in, I must be able to see my network and run a report. In other words, if I go in now and I say, "Give me a full report of what happened today, it must be able to give me that. It mustn't just be limited to a seven-day period, for argument's sake. It must be able to give me real-time and day-to-day tracking of what has happened within my network.""Its documentation is not up to the mark. At times, I have a lot of trouble finding a solution. Even when I posted questions on the community chats, it took a lot of time for me to get answers. That's something that can be improved. Darktrace can focus on creating a more interactive community. If there are more people from Darktrace to focus on community chats, it would be better.""There aren't so many third-party vendor platforms natively integrated with the platform.""They just need to work on their price. In terms of features, we are trying to understand all the features that we have. We're still exploring everything that we have so that we can fully utilize it. At this point in time, it is not about the features. It is more about utilization. We're just trying to utilize everything to full capacity.""The initial setup is more complex and time-consuming than some solutions.""I did not use the AI features because they should make it more user-friendly which would be a benefit. Additionally, the solution could integrate with more SIEM or SOAR tools.""In an upcoming release, there could be more customizable playbooks or a library of playbooks to choose from.""The dashboard and reporting for this solution could be improved as it is currently complex. The GUI for this solution could also be improved."

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"They could give a few more insights into security groups and recommendations on how to be more effective. That's getting more into the AWS environment, specifically. I'm not sure if that's Threat Stack's plan or not, but I would like them to help us be efficient about how we're setting up security groups. They could recommend separation of VPCs and the like - really dig into our architecture. I haven't seen a whole lot of that and I think that's something that, right off the bat, could have made us smarter.""The compliance and governance need improvement."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Our customers feel that the price of Darktrace is quite high compared to other solutions."
  • "The pricing is very flexible for Darktrace. Sometimes, a customer does not have the appropriate budget, but Darktrace can handle that. They offer monthly payments, so the customer can acquire the solution very easily."
  • "When it comes to large installations, it can be expensive, but for small accounts it's fine."
  • "It is a very expensive product."
  • "It is expensive. I don't have the price for other competitors."
  • "This solution is expensive."
  • "The price of the solution is not cheap. It is not a one-time purchase, there is a subscription that needs to be paid every one to five years depending on your choice. It is expensive but you can reduce the price by only using the services that you want."
  • "It was $3,600 a month or $2,000 plus or so. I am not sure. Its licensing is pretty simple."
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  • "What we're paying now is somewhere around $15 to $20 per agent per month, if I recall correctly. The other cost we have is SecOps."
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    Answers from the Community
    Cara Wolf
    C.J. Oosthuizen - PeerSpot reviewerC.J. Oosthuizen
    Real User

    CylancePROTECT is AI-powered endpoint protection that will scan your endpoint devices with AI and Machine Learning security. It does not work with traditional signature-based protection and will cover your endpoints against the latest malware and event Potential Unwanted Programs. We are also a Darktrace partner and if interested we can demo both Cyber Security solutions to your company. If you are interested in more information about CylancePROTECT and Darktrace and would like to run a free POC, please contact me at cj@groveis.com.

    reviewer973458 - PeerSpot reviewerreviewer973458 (CEO & Founder at a tech services company with 1-10 employees)
    Real User

    Raffael Marty, Vice President, Forcepoint Research and Intelligence, said: "There is no artificial intelligence in the field of information security, and it is unlikely to be developed in 2019." Most of unsupervised machine learning-based network anomaly detection solution does not provide why the anomaly has been aroused and whether the anomaly is malicious or not. Most of such solution's pricing model is based on number of endpoints but I prefer to have flat fee subscription-based.

    Jürgen Weiss - PeerSpot reviewerJürgen Weiss
    User

    The most important thing to get traction is your business approach and some kind of openness for 3rd parties. NOBODY needs "fancy Dashboards"!

    Most of the known vendors like Darktrace is extremely "sales offensive" and they don't have a clear sales strategy (direct or channel). A free POV (30days) is a common approach to attract new customers, but the outcome is not really important. It says nothing about the PAINS on the customer site.

    Know your competitors!!!! There are many AI CyberSec Startups and Technologies - 99% are using "Machine Learning" what needs more time to the realtime reaction in critical phases. Preferred is Deep Learning like DeepInstinct offers.

    Pricing Model per IP´s is pretty usual - but you need flexibility.

    Cara Wolf - PeerSpot reviewerCara Wolf
    User

    Thank you I’m not really interested in being sold to. I’m asking about what works, what doesn’t and pricing models. I don’t want any demos.

    Cara Wolf - PeerSpot reviewerCara Wolf
    User

    Thank you for your comments...what if the malware does not present as anomalous?

    MarkBarrett - PeerSpot reviewerMarkBarrett
    User

    We are an Endpoint focused firm represented a Pyramid of EP based protection services (email & web filter, coupled with EP protection, cyber insurance and dark web monitoring). Our key AI product offering is Cylance, world class in it's ability to protect you where over 95% of all hacks occur, the End Point. Cylance is typically sold as a manged service due to some of the complexities of tailoring the product to fit your business needs. Typically the service is price per EP, per month.

    Cara Wolf - PeerSpot reviewerCara Wolf
    User

    Thank you, I am familiar with Darktrace and really like the product. I'd like to know your thoughts on additional features and pricing preferences.

    Gerald Ostrofsky - PeerSpot reviewerGerald Ostrofsky
    MSP

    In my opinion, the best response always comes from the source. I have many contacts at Darktrace that can precisely answer these and other questions. Please let me know if you would like me to arrange for a scheduled call.

    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Both of these products perform similarly and have many outstanding attributes. CrowdStrike Falcon offers an amazing user interface that makes setup easy and seamless. CrowdStrike Falcon offers a… more »
    Top Answer:Which solution is better depends on which is more suitable specifically for your company. Darktrace, for example, is meant for smaller to medium-sized businesses. It is also a good option for… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature has been the behavioral analytics that allows us to monitor all the traffic.
    Top Answer:The solution offers one set cost and then the cost by agents. We're thinking of putting it on a few test servers and dev and a few servers in QA and then running whatever changes we have there before… more »
    Top Answer:The compliance and governance need improvement. You can have rules that are HIPAA or PCI or CIS compliant, however, we're actually looking for a tool that would do that - something that would act like… more »
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    Also Known As
    Threat Stack, CSP,
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    Overview

    Darktrace is a world leader in Autonomous Cyber AI and offers several different desirable tools available to provide a wide array of outstanding support and superior threat security. Darktrace works with many different popular solutions, such as Microsoft 365, Azure, AWS, and many more.

    Darktrace offers many different products to keep every type of business enterprise safe.

    Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System is uniquely designed to learn the status quo of your operating system and is thereby quickly able to discover any anomalies, abusive behavior, and potential cyber threats and stop them immediately before there is any threat to your organization. With Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System, you have complete transparency across your entire operational system. Darktrace utilizes intuitive self-learning to discover potential new known attacks externally and also locate any internal threats. Darktrace is intuitively self-adapting and will quickly learn the best way to keep your critical systems safe at all times, even as your business changes and grows.

    Darktrace offers an Industrial Immune System, which is specifically designed to understand the unique technologies of industrial systems and aggressively protect the integrity and durability of those ecosystems. You will get full transparency of OT, IT, and industrial IoT.

    Darktrace Antigena combines the best of the Autonomous Response technology to keep your enterprise ecosystems safe at all times. Darktrace Antigena has the decision-making ability to easily identify suspicious behavior and can stop in-progress threats such as cyber-attacks, ransomware, and threats to your cloud or proprietary infrastructure. Darktrace Antigena will provide protection to keep your systems safe and avoid any downtime or negative impact on your organization's productivity.

    Darktrace Cyber AI Analyst works as an investigative solution that instantly rates, interprets, and reports on the entire range of potential security threats. Darktrace Cyber AI Analyst uses an intuitive analysis process to investigate 100% of all potential threats. Each and every threat is rated and a response plan is created to direct your teams on the best possible course of action needed to immediately resolve the issue. Darktrace AI Analyst also handles Zero-day malware and ransomware. The automated threat investigation can work faster to develop a plan, follow issues, and investigate than any human component. Darktrace AI will save time and money by adding an additional supplemental layer of security to your organization.

    Darktrace provides outstanding enterprise-wide cyber defense to more than 5,500 organizations worldwide that rely on Darktrace daily to keep their business ecosystems running at maximum efficiency and productivity without any unplanned downtime within the overall business operation. Darktrace has a super-fast, machine-speed defense supported by the unique Autonomous Response that can take some of the pressure off of your security team and at the same time mount an aggressive fightback continuing to develop a safer defense every day.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Imad A., Group IT Manager at a manufacturing company, says, “"I have found the most valuable features to be artificial intelligence for cybersecurity, advanced machine learning capabilities, enterprise Immune System, Antigena Network, and Antigena Email. The way the solution detects the threat over the network before it spreads is very good. It notifies you of what the threat is exactly doing and gives you all the details about the execution of that application that had created the threat over your network."

    A Security Engineer at a real estate/law firm states, "The Antigena feature is most valuable. Once it learns your environment, Antigena can step in and block a denial of service attack, a ransomware attack, or just about anything that doesn't belong in the environment. It can detect any type of attack that hits the environment because it understands what normal looks like for the network. It is very useful for an autonomous response."







    Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform is a CWPP (Cloud Workload Protection Platform) that provides your organization with comprehensive security for modern applications and APIs. It is designed specifically for monitoring cloud environments, vulnerabilities, covering workloads, infrastructure, and compliance. The solution offers application infrastructure protection for all layers of your infrastructure stack and delivers the necessary observability for proactive and targeted remediation action. In addition, it is platform-independent and easily adapts to various environments. Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform works best for companies who want real-time protection against active external threats and need to reduce alert investigation time. It is ideal for small, medium, or large-sized organizations.

    Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform Features

    Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • High-efficacy threat detection
    • App deployment speed
    • Increased visibility
    • Remediation integration
    • Security and compliance telemetry
    • Built-in and configurable rules
    • ML and advanced analytics
    • Integrations with third-party SecOps tools
    • File integrity monitoring
    • Host-based intrusion detection
    • Vulnerability assessment
    • Fully integrated IDS functionality
    • Real-time alerts and threat response

    Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • All-in-one solution: Because Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform offers everything you need in one solution, you don’t need to integrate multiple security solutions in the cloud or spend time manually tweaking the desired functionality.
    • Continuous proactive monitoring: Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform provides continuous proactive monitoring across your full infrastructure stack. It monitors your web application, can track risky behavior from the point of deployment, can scan your operating system, detect any unusual patterns in file hosting, and analyze other server events in real time.
    • Real-time protection: The solution offers protection from active intrusion attempts and gives you visibility into ongoing events on the server so you can discover data breaches before it’s too late.
    • Flexibility: The Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform is tailored to your server’s specific operating system deployment and remains accessible to you no matter how your infrastructure changes or scales over time.
    • Quick threat detection: Because Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform can quickly isolate problems, issues are less likely to cause damage and can be remediated faster.
    • Monitoring for reactive, proactive, and interactive threats: The solution is designed to detect even the most evasive discrepancies in your server events.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform solution.

    Skyler C., Software Development Manager at Rent Dynamics, says, “The most valuable feature is the SecOps because they have our back and they help us with the reports. We jump on calls monthly to set goals and roadmaps internally for how we can secure our platform more. Their SecOps program is absolutely amazing when you do not have a dedicated resource for security.”

    An IT Engineer at a consultancy mentions, “The platform has a good threat and vulnerability manager with very helpful technical support. The scalability is great.”

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    Sample Customers
    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
    StatusPage.io, Walkbase, Spanning, DNAnexus, Jobcase, Nextcapital, Smartling, Veracode, 6sense
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Government8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business52%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise32%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise56%
    Large Enterprise22%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    Darktrace vs. Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Darktrace vs. Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    Darktrace is ranked 1st in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 35 reviews while Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform is ranked 12th in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 2 reviews. Darktrace is rated 8.4, while Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Darktrace writes "A 10/10 solution with an awesome interface, good stability and scalability, flexible pricing, and good support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform writes "SecOps program for us, as a smaller company, is amazing; they know what to look for". Darktrace is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Cisco Secure Network Analytics, Vectra AI, SentinelOne and Cortex XDR by Palo Alto Networks, whereas Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform is most compared with Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Check Point CloudGuard Posture Management, NGINX App Protect, Lacework and Netskope CASB. See our Darktrace vs. Threat Stack Cloud Security Platform report.

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