Symantec Messaging Gateway Review

Solid and stable product, great support, highly scalable


What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for its advanced virus protection, phishing and other features.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for 1 year now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a solid and stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a scalable product. We have deployed it for organizations with 200-5000 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is really great.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used Sophos Email other than Symantec Messaging Gateway.

How was the initial setup?

The setup is pretty much straight forward.

What about the implementation team?

We did the deployment of the product ourselves and it was a quick one.

What was our ROI?

Sometimes the solution picks up false positive for viruses during scans. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's a bit expensive but they have licensing models to meet customer needs. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

It's a bit expensive compared to its competitor Barracuda Email Security Gateway but cheaper than Sophos Email.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product.

I rate Symantec Messaging Gateway an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
**Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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