Cisco Email Security (ESA) Primary Use Case

Information Security Analyst at a healthcare company
It's our primary enterprise email gateway. It's the first stop for edge email security. View full review »
Regional ICT Security Officer EMEA at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
We use it to secure our email system, to cut down on all the bad emails that we would otherwise receive. The reason for implementing the product was the huge increase in spam and junk mail which occurred when we were adopting these devices. There have been some changes in the way that email is delivered since then, and one or two of the major spam sources have been taken down or prosecuted or jailed. Today, we have less blanket-spam, but we have more targeted phishing emails or spear phishing. The combination of emails with links that encourage users to give away their user login information can cause problems. When someone's account is compromised it can result in access to our global address list and access to emails that the compromised user may have sent. Therefore, they have details of the format and the style emails that our company uses. We have communication threads that they can take advantage of because they can inject their fake emails into an existing communication thread and try to fool a supplier or client into giving more information or, worst-case, giving money to the wrong person. View full review »
Security Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 201-500 employees
It is an anti-spam solution, and we primarily use it for email anti-spam. It removes the spam emails, and we have our own manual filters to remove unnecessary or unwanted emails. So, it is working just fine. We have been using the solution for more than three years. We started on version 9 and are currently on version 11.1. View full review »
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John Agunbiade
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
My primary use case was email security, to protect against phishing mails, spam, malware, and viruses. View full review »
Jean Gabriel Dick
IT Infrastructure at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Our primary use case is data storage, compression, encryption, all in one device. So we need all those things. View full review »
Gaurav Shakya
Information Security Administrator at a tech vendor
We used ESA to filter spam. My overall experience with ESA was pretty good. No major issues were reported in my time. It worked fine for me. View full review »
Network Security Engineer at Konga Online Shopping Ltd
The primary use case was for email security and load balancing between Exchange mail servers. View full review »
Ed Dallal
Founder, CEO, & President at Krystal Sekurity
Our main deployment is for a shipping company. We're protecting their local Exchange Server and their online Exchange email. View full review »
Keith Kroslow
Senior Email Engineer at a legal firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It is just another level of protection that we use, as far as email is concerned. We use it for different policies or as another scanning engine, e.g., on the desktop or for data coming through another email gateway. View full review »
Mir Mustafa Ali
Network Engineer at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
We are using two security appliances. One is a web security appliance, IronPort, as well as the email security appliance. They are used for web surfing. View full review »
Muhammad Qureshi
Network Security Consulting Engineer at a manufacturing company
We have around 500 to 600 users and we use it for services like Anti-Spam, Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), and scanning. We are also using also multiple content filters, and it's working pretty well for us. In combination with ESA, we are using Trend Micro. View full review »
Rizwan Siddiqi
Network Security Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We use it for email filtering, spam filtering, for phishing attacks, malware, and forged-email detection. We also use it for outbound message control, to filter attachments that are allowed to be sent and attachments that are not allowed to be sent. It's for data loss protection. View full review »
Syed A. Raheem
Group Head of Cyber Security at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Protection against external email threats is our primary use case. View full review »
Sofiane Medhkour
Head System /Solution Architect at Sorfert
i'm usining it as frontal gateway for controlling and securing the mails flows to my on-premises exchange servers View full review »
Setu Bandhan Saha
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
It's pretty normal daily incoming and outgoing emails. We have customized policies based on our security measures using this tool to scan the emails in our inboxes. We also check all incoming emails. View full review »
Wouter Hindriks
Senior Network Administrator at a tech services company
The Cisco Email Security Appliance is being used as the primary email gateway for our datacenter. We use the Cisco Email Security Appliance to receive, send, scan, and filter our incoming and outgoing email. We use the Talos Threat intelligence to filter out known 'bad' email sender. The Sophos Antivirus plugin for antivirus scanning and the DKIM signing for our outgoing mails. View full review »
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