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"You're going to get what you pay for. If you're not willing to pay the price of Cisco, you're not going to get a product that's as good as Cisco. I don't think Cisco is overpriced, because for the last two years I've been comparing it to Microsoft and Cisco has been cheaper and given us more features.""In my previous organization, avoiding four instances of CryptoLocker within an estimated six month period is approximately $600,000 in lost time and effort. Our five year cost was about a million dollars, and the four outages that we had equated to 65 percent of that five year cost.""The licensing was all transferred.""Compared to Cisco's on-prem service, the cost is the same, but you don't have to pay for the hardware and you don't have to maintain the system, as far as upgrades and hardware failures are concerned. It is cheaper to operate on their cloud service than it is to operate with their on-prem service.""Cisco Secure Email and the support are priced well. It's not cheap, but there are other solutions that offer less and cost so much. For example, Microsoft is more expensive than Cisco.""There are additional fees for adding features.""At times, we feel the pricing is a bit too high, but then, there is also room for discounts. We enjoy a lot of discounts, and that is why we are still with them. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."

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"Annually, it costs us about $92,000. This is pretty much what it costs us. There is no additional cost.""The price is reasonable.""Proofpoint is fairly expensive.""The licensing is basically $8/user.""It is multiple times more expensive, which made it very much less attractive."

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Top Answer: It is doing its work. It is doing what it was actually designed to do. It has ensured we don't have business email… more »
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Also Known As
Cisco Email Security, IronPort, Cisco Email Security, ESA, Email Security Appliances
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Overview

Customers of all sizes face the same daunting challenge: email is simultaneously the most important business communication tool and the leading attack vector for security breaches. Cisco Email Security enables users to communicate securely and helps organizations combat Business Email Compromise (BEC), ransomware, advanced malware, phishing, spam, and data loss with a multilayered approach to security.

Abnormal Security is protecting enterprises from targeted email attacks that were previously undetectable. The Abnormal Security platform takes a data science approach to provide everything needed for comprehensive email protection, detection, and response.

Proofpoint Email Protection stops malware and non-malware threats such as impostor email (also known as email fraud). Deployed as a cloud service or on-premises, it provides granular filtering to control bulk "graymail" and other unwanted email. And business continuity capabilities keep email communications flowing, even when your email server fails.

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Sample Customers
SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, Indra
XEROX, F500 Chemical Company, Public Technology Company, Large Oil & Gas Company
Blocket, University of Waterloo, Lincoln Memorial University, WellSpan Health, U-Haul, Carestream Health, Westinghouse
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company19%
Retailer14%
Manufacturing Company10%
Financial Services Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company22%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Insurance Company8%
Wholesaler/Distributor8%
Comms Service Provider7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise41%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business7%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise66%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise36%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, Proofpoint, Fortinet and others in Email Security. Updated: September 2021.
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Abnormal Security is ranked 30th in Email Security while Proofpoint Email Protection is ranked 2nd in Email Security with 12 reviews. Abnormal Security is rated 0.0, while Proofpoint Email Protection is rated 9.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proofpoint Email Protection writes "Flexible, very secure, and offers excellent technical support". Abnormal Security is most compared with Agari, Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection, Tessian Defender, Avanan and IRONSCALES, whereas Proofpoint Email Protection is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Fortinet FortiMail and Menlo Security Email Isolation.

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