Symantec Messaging Gateway Review

Is easy to install and is stable and scalable


What is our primary use case?

We use it for content filtering and malware protection.

What is most valuable?

Symantec Messaging Gateway is stable and scalable.

Installation is easy, and the deployment and maintenance can be done by one administrative person.

What needs improvement?

It is a nice product but is not user friendly in terms of the graphical interface. It is poor and is not rich in terms of the human interface.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using it for a month.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable because we use a physical appliance.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability depends on how much you are willing to pay. You always have to pay if you have to scale the product or increase the number of machines. We have about 1,000 fixed users for Symantec Messaging Gateway.

How was the initial setup?

Installation is easy, but we needed some configurations, so it took a week.

For the deployment and maintenance, we have one administrative person.

What about the implementation team?

We implemented it ourselves using remote assistance from our supplier.

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

The cost of Symantec Messaging Gateway is too expensive in general. However, the appliance also includes the price of the license in the same bundle.

What other advice do I have?

I haven't been using it for very long, and in my short experience, it has been a good product. I would rate it at nine on a scale from one to ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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