Cisco Email Security (ESA) Previous Solutions

Information Security Analyst at a healthcare company
We were using Proofpoint and then we switched to Cisco. As I mentioned above, reportability was one of the main reasons we switched, but the biggest one was cost. If you can get an equivalent functionality for a better price it's wise to do so. That's what our primary decision came down to: We could get equivalent functionality at a lower price point. View full review »
Regional ICT Security Officer EMEA at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
We switched to using IronPort because it gives us a second line of defense from spam, phishing, and all the other problem emails. One of the reasons was that there was a major spike in the number of spam and junk emails that people were sending from when we first got these systems. The other system that we had was suffering from performance problems because it was being overwhelmed by the volume of emails that were being delivered to Fugro. The other product was still a good product, but it didn't have the performance to handle the volume of email. With the IronPort system being used as a first line of defense, it probably would have done everything that our previous system did, and we could have just removed it from our email processing. However, we wanted to retain the old system because it had some nice features to do with additional email filtering. Having IronPort as a first line of defense was really good, and then, it was possible to do special filtering and other email reaping on this other system. The other system could then perform at a good level because it was not being overwhelmed by the huge volume of spam, junk, etc. View full review »
Security Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
We did not use a solution prior to this one. We were looking to automate most of the stuff related to email filtering, so the solution bought from IronPort (now a part of Cisco) was to reduce our workload. View full review »
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Jean Gabriel Dick
IT Infrastructure at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We don't have a vast I/O performance database or application suite, so the old arrays were taking care of that part. But we see the milliseconds to microseconds response time in the new variety. We have purchased some professional services to do NDM migrations. We haven't done any yet, but we will be doing that in the next quarter. From everything I've seen and looked at, and I'm going to take a few more sessions on it. I think it's going to be much easier to migrate data from the old to the new. We knew we needed to invest in a new solution based on a compression standpoint and the overall cost by reducing our footprint and fitting more data into a single file, it just made sense, and it's been working great for us so far. And MVME had a considerable influence on my decision to go with PowerMax as well the ability to encrypt and compress at the same time. View full review »
Gaurav Shakya
Information Security Administrator at a tech vendor
When I got there, ESA was already implemented. We were only tuning it. Before my organization took over the operations for that bank, it was being taken care by someone else. I don't know what was implemented before that. View full review »
Keith Kroslow
Senior Email Engineer at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We had another appliance (Axway MailGate) and switched because it was outdated. Also, their support model wasn't that great. They were difficult to get a hold of after six or seven in the evening. View full review »
Muhammad Qureshi
Network Security Consulting Engineer at a manufacturing company
We were using Trend Micro and we are still using it now that we have Cisco ESA. Cisco's solution is more efficient and provides more options. For us, it also creates one more layer of security. View full review »
Sofiane Medhkour
Head System /Solution Architect at sorfert
I have previously used McAfee, Kaspersky, TrendMicro, barracuda, websense. View full review »
Wouter Hindriks
Senior Network Administrator at a tech services company
The Cisco Email Security Appliance has enabled us to reduce spam by at least 30% compared to our previous solution. View full review »
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