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Darktrace Room for Improvement

Director Comercial México at Aubay

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.

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Group IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

In an upcoming release, there could be more customizable playbooks or a library of playbooks to choose from. Since it is collecting all scenarios that might happen from any threat, new playbooks may be discovered and customers will have the privilege to use them in their environment. Other than that, Darktrace is leading in every aspect.

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GP
Data Security Manager at a sports company with 201-500 employees

The product is automated to a certain degree, but I think this could be improved. I'm looking for a way of being able to react to threats that are detected based on risk. Aside from that, there is nothing really that they could improve on, it's a product more suited to organizations with an SOC, security operations center, or a company with an IT team of network security members because it relies on constantly monitoring it to see information based on the risks of events.

In our case, we have a small IT team, which means that a large amount of time would have been spent drilling into it. If something did happen on the network, we'd ideally be responding to it reactively instead of proactively. Some of the other products we tested did that so that if something was detected, it would block that device by means of an endpoint, which halts the process and gives you time to check it out. Darktrace would tell you, for example, if there was a ransomware attack, but it wouldn't stop the attack. Other products would identify it as a ransomware attack and stop the network card on the endpoint, giving time to react to the alert, and proceed to cleanse or investigate the machine that's had a problem. That was our issue with Darktrace.

The only reason that it looks like we are going down a different route is because of the endpoint protection issue. The product doesn't have an endpoint agent that can react to outcomes or triggers that are set on the device, otherwise, it would be great. 

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FH
Founder and Director at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

In terms of improvements, fine-tuning is the area where we have to spend some time because it works on unsupervised machine learning. It would be good if they can improve their algorithm or technical functionality to reduce the fine-tuning effort. 

They can also come up with something at the endpoint level. So far, Darktrace has been a network detection response (NDR) solution. It does not offer much at the endpoint level or on user-client devices or servers. There should be more visibility at the endpoint level. It would be good to have the detection and response at the endpoint level by Darktrace.

It should also have integration with an agile environment so that we can have continuous development and continuous integration in the application development environment. This is currently not there. It should also have internet-facing platform visibility, which is currently missing. 

They also need to improve the reporting and management dashboards. Currently, these are not so easy for a non-technical person. All these features would make Darktrace much better, and they would also be helpful in selling more solutions.

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MP
Senior Security & Infrastructure Architect at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

The product is really excellent all around and I can not fault it. The only thing that I can think of that would improve it would be if they had a better visualization and a reporting portal.  

What I mean by better visualization is it could help map our services and endpoints in a better way. At the moment it is fairly complex in the way that it represents our network devices. It would help if there was in a slightly more logical way of visualizing the assets as opposed to the way it is currently being done.  

We are talking to Dartrace at the moment about putting in a reporting portal so we can have technical reports separate from management reports. Some of our management gets information in reports that they do not need to see. When they see it they will not understand what it means. Targeting — or customizing — the reports that we make can allow us to have the content fit what the recipient needs to see without distracting extras.  

Apart from those potential additions, this product is absolutely excellent. It has given us everything we have wanted. Darktrace, as a company, has been really good. Our account manager is totally responsive. The support teams have been really conscientious.  

Fingers crossed. So far Darktrace has proven to be a great asset.  

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MT
Security Engineer at a real estate/law firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

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. 

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Chief Operations & Information Officer at MineWorkers Provident Fund

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.

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JN
System Architect at a energy/utilities company with 51-200 employees

There are some automation capabilities, however, they could be presented better.

The manual is difficult to follow. While it presents some use cases, it's not very clear. There may also be some language barriers, as it's not available in my language.

Some aspects of the initial setup are complex. 

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 cost of the solution is quite high.

I'm very interested in ISO 27001 and these processes. I'd like to better understand how it supports this kind of workflow.

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System Administrator at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees

The solution could be easier to use.

The user interface is a bit too detailed. They should work to pare it down and simplify it. They seemed to have designed it for an expert user and not a layman. If there are some system administrators who are not experts and they just want to just get sensors reports and escalate, it should be easier for them to do so.

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Head of Cybersecurity Business Unit at S2E

The need to simplify the analysis from a user perspective. In a few cases, you have to be a specialist in order to understand what's happening. It would be helpful if they could recognize incidents and simplify the customer's challenge to identify what is happening.

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Seguridad de la Información at Banco Davivienda (Costa Rica) S.A.

Firstly, the integration should be improved. 

In terms of what additional features I would like included in the next release of Darktrace, 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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JC
Network Security Engineer at a performing arts with 201-500 employees

The interface is too mathematical and it should be simplified. If you are a seasoned user then you would know where to go, but you have to learn it first. The terminologies being used are mostly numbers. In general, it could be more user-friendly. The GUI can be more simplified and the sections on the interface can be better organised. Usability and visibility of features can improve the skills of administrators and the product will be a preferred solution and ratings will increase

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CTO at CyberSecur, Lda

I am just a manager and I do not really have a technical viewpoint. The tool really suits me perfectly for now for all my basic security needs and what I expect it to do. It does not need any major changes right now to do what I need it to do. It is not missing anything.  

If I am thinking about improvement, everything can be improved somewhat. Maybe the interface and dashboards could be better. I would be glad if they could make these easier from the point of view of management. It could save some time.  

The price is also a little high and could be more enticing.  

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PP
ciso at SDIS49

The solution would benefit from automation. Currently, you have to know what you are searching for.

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SC
Team Lead Manager with 501-1,000 employees

This product needs more in terms of prevention. The detection capabilities work well but once a threat has been detected, Darktrace should work to prevent it from doing anything malicious.

Integration with SOAR systems may be helpful, depending on the SOAR.

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Project Co-Ordinator at Ministry of Innovation, Science and Smart Technology

It's sometimes a challenge getting logs from different sources. I would probably want to see if there was a way to improve that, to enable gathering of more information.

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SA
Consultant at a computer software company with 5,001-10,000 employees

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.

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AA
Networking & Security Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

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.

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Cybersecurity Architecture Manager at Banco de Chile

It can have more integration with orchestration or event management solutions. They can provide more knowledge or research information for analysts for investigating cases and detecting anomalies in networks. 

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GS
Founder and CEO at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The user interface and the configuration are a bit complex and should be improved or simplified. 

It's user-friendly, but it could be easier.

The pricing could be better and the scalability should be simplified for the customers.

The integration could be better, as it's not that interactive. They could make it more interactive for the customer's daily use.

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SOC Manager at Nais Srl

It's a very complex platform.

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