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"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.""The most valuable feature of this solution is that it does not require human intervention to eliminate a threat.""Ability to see events and exactly what traffic or website the device had tried to connect to that raised the alert or issue.""AI analytics are built directly into the product.""I find it very good in the way that they show the past events, including the attack history.""The main valuable feature is that we don't need a lot of analysts. With few analysts, we have all the network monitored, 24/7.""It is very stable and easy to use.""Darktrace is very flexible."

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"It is more robust than SonicWall, particularly on the VPN from site to site.""Firewall and overall management are valuable features.""All networks are security-driven, we get throughputs and security. We feel that the people at Fortinet are easy to deal with from a support standpoint. If they need to jump in and help us, they're very willing to do that. Their email filtering, their data loss prevention, their intrusion prevention, type of products in the newest OSs has been outstanding.""FortiGate as a product is very easy to configure.""The solution is very user friendly.""There are many useful features, such as web security and advanced threat detection.""The main features I find useful are intrusion prevention and web filtering. Additionally, the solution is easy to manage.""I personally think the site-to-site VPN is the most useful feature. A lot of firewalls have that, but to me, that's one of the features that's essential."

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"The product doesn't have an endpoint agent that can react to triggers set on the device,""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.""Darktrace needs to automate the reports of false positives, botnets and everything.""It would be good if they can include some endpoint protection for remote workers. Nowadays, most people are working remotely. Therefore, they should include some type of sensors that can be installed on the endpoint in order to directly report the main usage and protect remotely. Phone protection will also be a great feature to add to Darktrace.""They just need to make it a little bit more accurate as far as their alerts are concerned. It does generate some false positives that you have to tune. You have to do a lot of tuning when you first get it because of the false positives, but once it is all tuned up and ready to go, it will do its thing from there.""The user interface and the configuration are a bit complex and should be improved or simplified.""Its threat analyzer could be better. It should also have agents. They should improve this product by installing agents for the machine to get more visibility. Currently, they are monitoring only the network. They should also monitor the agents from inside. It should also have a better pricing plan because it is an expensive product.""The interface and dashboards could be improved for ease-of-use."

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"Technical support could be better. Some competitors have much more responsive support teams.""FortiOS doesn't work well with all browsers. I think they need to do a better job of making it compatible with the various browsers that are out there.""The solution could improve by making the dashboard easier to use.""Lacks flexibility for different scenario configurations.""It could more scalable for the lower end users.""Right now, it's very trendy to integrate everything into the cloud. This solution would be more effective if they did more integration in that regard.""The solution could improve the log retention and reports.""Fortinet needs to make this solution even more robust. Sometimes when we get a DDoS attack, the cannot withstand it. We can run out of sessions very easily. That said, I suppose if you want more a robust system, then you could purchase higher-end solutions, which are more expensive. Still, I would like to see more protection from even in the low-end version."

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"It is expensive. I don't have the price for other competitors.""It is a very expensive product.""When it comes to large installations, it can be expensive, but for small accounts it's fine.""If you consider the features and the cost of market leaders, we are satisfied with the pricing.""It was $3,600 a month or $2,000 plus or so. I am not sure. Its licensing is pretty simple.""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.""Our customers feel that the price of Darktrace is quite high compared to other solutions.""The pricing is a little high compared to the competition."

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"There is a license required for the solution and the price is fair.""The price of Fortinet FortiOS has been reasonable.""The software costs roughly half what the hardware costs. Overall, the product is expensive.""The support contracts are usually about $100 - $200 a device."

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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: In the best tradition of these questions, Feature-wise both are quite similar, but each has things it's better at, it kind of depends what you value most. PA is good at app control, web filtering… more »
Top Answer: Performance-wise, I think FortiOS is much better than its Juniper counterpart. Based on our actual experience and performance metrics, FortiOS-based products are much better than Juniper.
Top Answer: FortiOS has a UTM feature, for which you have to buy an annual subscription. Most brands of firewalls will also have such a subscription.
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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.

Control all the security and networking capabilities in all your FortiGates across your entire network with one intuitive operating system. Improve your protection and visibility while reducing operating expenses and saving time with a truly consolidated next generation enterprise firewall platform.

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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
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm22%
Government11%
Non Tech Company6%
Real Estate/Law Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider25%
Computer Software Company21%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Comms Service Provider38%
Transportation Company15%
Financial Services Firm15%
Pharma/Biotech Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company25%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise36%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business23%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise22%
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Darktrace is ranked 1st in Intrusion Detection and Prevention Software (IDPS) with 21 reviews while Fortinet FortiOS is ranked 20th in Firewalls with 13 reviews. Darktrace is rated 8.0, while Fortinet FortiOS is rated 8.4. 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 Fortinet FortiOS writes "Robust, scales well using FortiManager, and you have a choice of two different modes to run in". Darktrace is most compared with CrowdStrike Falcon, Cisco Stealthwatch, Vectra AI, SentinelOne and ExtraHop Reveal(x), whereas Fortinet FortiOS is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, Zyxel Unified Security Gateway, Azure Firewall, Fortinet FortiManager and Infoblox Advanced DNS Protection.

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