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"The Dynamic Threat Dashboard is very nice, as it lists all of your threats and rates them, and then you can choose whether to investigate further.""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.""It is a stable solution without downtime.""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.""Darktrace is very flexible.""It is a very simple product to use.""Artificial intelligence and machine learning functionalities are valuable.""AI analytics are built directly into the product."

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"The most valuable feature is SD-WAN.""It is a scalable product. I know a customer who has deployed more than 4,000 firewalls in a single deployment.""The people we deal with is a local partner in Cambodia and we can get good support from them.""I like the IPS. IPS is the master feature. I depend on the firewall and sandbox.""The most valuable feature is the console management.""Technical support has been quite helpful in the past.""I don't have anything bad to say about the product. I absolutely love it.""Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is very simple, easy to use, and flexible."

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"The solution would benefit from automation. Currently, you have to know what you are searching for.""This is quite an expensive product so the pricing is something that can be improved.""It would be useful if there was a way to check to see if there are certain devices that are not in sync with the solution. I'm not sure if this is an option or not.""The interface and dashboards could be improved for ease-of-use.""In an upcoming release, there could be more customizable playbooks or a library of playbooks to choose from.""The interface is too mathematical and it should be simplified.""The pricing model is a little too high and could be more flexible.""I would like to see more protection in the endpoint. Especially because we have a lot of people using VPNs. If they would improve end point security, it would give more control there."

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"The network interface could be better, and it could be cheaper.""They need to increase the local support here. There are also some bugs or fixes on which they need to work. They very well know about these bugs. In terms of licensing, I would like them to either increase the number of features in a single license or make licensing more flexible.""The security features need to be improved.""My team is looking for more throughput and better integration with our security framework.""Forcepoint would be improved if there were more training available.""Something that I've noticed that Forcepoint lacks, is the training that they offer to their end-customers""Management could be better. They can improve the management. I think all our customers can't accept firewalls that have standalone management. So, they prefer Fortinet or Palo Alto. But overall, inspection and other features are working fine.""We feel the product's technical support could be better, as this relates to the solution itself, to the installation of the product, and to having a proper understanding of the case."

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"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 is expensive. I don't have the price for other competitors.""This solution is expensive.""If you consider the features and the cost of market leaders, we are satisfied with the pricing.""It is a very expensive product.""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.""The pricing is a little high compared to the competition."

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"We have just a subscription for the cloud, and this license is great. The license is so good.""Forcepoint is very expensive but it's really secure.""The cost is fair, but it could be improved.""The pricing should be more competitive against other vendors in the market.""I consider Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall's price to be good.""It could be cheaper like Fortinet.""The training that they offer to their end-customers. It's quite expensive, I believe it costs roughly $11,000""The pricing of the solution is normally competitive with other products."

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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 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… more »
Top Answer: I like the IPS. IPS is the master feature. I depend on the firewall and sandbox.
Top Answer: We have just a subscription for the cloud, and this license is great. The license is so good.
Top Answer: Management could be better. They can improve the management. I think all our customers can't accept firewalls that have standalone management. So, they prefer Fortinet or Palo Alto. But overall… more »
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Also Known As
Forcepoint NGFW, Stonesoft Next Generation Firewall, McAfee Network Security Platform, Intel Security Network Security Platform
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Overview

Darktrace is a leading autonomous cyber security AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. It provides enterprise-wide cyber defense to over 4,700 organizations, protecting the cloudemailSaaStraditional networksIoT devicesendpoints, and industrial systems.

A self-learning technology, Darktrace AI autonomously detects, investigates, and responds to advanced cyber-threats, including insider threat, remote working risks, ransomware, data loss, and supply chain vulnerabilities.

The company has 1,500 employees globally, with headquarters in Cambridge, UK. Every second, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, before it can cause damage.

Forcepoint Stonesoft Next Generation Firewall protects enterprise networks with high-performance "intelligence aware" security supported by real-time updates. This enables Stonesoft to deliver the industry's best defense against advanced evasions, alone with complete next-generation firewall protection when and where you need it - at remote sites, branch offices, data centers, and the network edge.
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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
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm22%
Government11%
Real Estate/Law Firm6%
Comms Service Provider6%
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Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company21%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company27%
University9%
Retailer9%
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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company23%
Government7%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business62%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise23%
Find out what your peers are saying about Darktrace, Vectra AI, GFI and others in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS). Updated: November 2021.
554,586 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Darktrace is ranked 1st in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 21 reviews while Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is ranked 20th in Firewalls with 18 reviews. Darktrace is rated 8.0, while Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall 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 Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall writes "Good console management, but the interface is not user-friendly and application filtering needs finer granularity". Darktrace is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Cisco Stealthwatch, Vectra AI, SentinelOne and ExtraHop Reveal(x), whereas Forcepoint Next Generation Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate, Palo Alto Networks Threat Prevention, pfSense, Cisco Firepower NGFW Firewall and Sophos XG.

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