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Abnormal Security vs. Darktrace

Abnormal’s innovative email security solution is built specifically for cloud email to catch attacks other solutions miss. Darktrace’s network-focused approach uses journaling, an outdated detection method, and struggles to understand internal emails.
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Abnormal’s Detection Engine is Built for a Modern Cloud Email Environment

  • Darktrace relies on journaling to copy and scan incoming emails. This can lead to latency, unnecessary complexity, and security concerns, requiring multiple API calls to locate and remediate emails. It also lacks insight into vendor behavior and doesn’t offer easy remediation for malicious internal emails.
  • Abnormal’s AI-native API architecture looks at thousands of signals beyond just an email. Paired with content analysis and a deep understanding of vendor relationships, Abnormal catches email threats like BEC and lateral phishing that journaling-based solutions like Darktrace miss.
Our systems operations and IT teams were blown away by how easy it was to connect Abnormal via API to try it out. In our head-to-head test with another solution, Abnormal detected twice the malicious emails and generated 75% fewer false positives than the other vendor."
Steve Tieland, Director, Corporate Security Operations, Pegasystems
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Abnormal Pays for Itself by Augmenting Existing Security and Understanding Vendors

  • Abnormal is built to complement the native protection offered by Microsoft and Google’s cloud email platforms, effectively doubling protection and eliminating costly redundancies.
  • Unlike Darktrace, Abnormal’s deep understanding of vendor relationships gives critical visibility into compromised vendor accounts, saving enterprises $1.5m a year.
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The Abnormal and Microsoft Partnership

Microsoft covers:

  • Email routing
  • Email hygiene
  • URL rewriting
  • Attachment protection
  • SPF, DKIM, and DMARC authentication on inbound mail 

Abnormal covers:

  • Advanced phishing and BEC detection
  • Account takeover protection
  • Multi-channel attack prevention
  • Adaptive graymail filtering
  • SOC automation
  • Email security posture management
  • And more…
We provided the API key to our Google Workspace environments, and Abnormal quickly started learning. We gave it a week or two to go back through our email logs and analyze that traffic. Abnormal was able to find a number of compromised vendors that were sending us messages.”
Jeremy Smith, CISO, Avery Dennison

Secure the Future: Abnormal Is Easier To Implement and Maintain

Installs in seconds without disrupting mail flow or changing MX records.
Simplifies SOC workflow with automated remediation incident triage.
No custom policies, manual rules, or fine-tuning required.

Reviews Say Abnormal Is the Better Choice

40+ Darktrace and Abnormal customer reviews on G2:

  • Abnormal’s overall 4.8 rating beats Darktrace’s 4.3 rating
  • Abnormal offers superior product support over Darktrace
  • Abnormal is easier to use, set up, and administer than Darktrace
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300+ verified customer reviews on Gartner Peer Insights:

  • Abnormal’s overall 4.8 rating is equal to Darktrace's 4.8 rating
  • Abnormal’s pricing is more flexible
  • Abnormal is easier to deploy and maintain
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See Why Organizations Choose Abnormal Over Darktrace

Protect your organization from the full spectrum of inbound email attacks with Abnormal.
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