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Pros
"It is really important for large companies to have the brand protection that is provided by Agari."

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"At one point, there was a zero-day attack. The Cisco appliance detected it and stopped it, helping us out. We avoided the attack and potential damage.""Because we scan products, and there is a lot of critical data, security is very important in these cases.""It sends us reports, where we can see if there have been attacks, e.g. DDoS. If so, we can switch to a clean IP.""It integrates with Active Directory and we can limit specific users to using specific applications.""I can customize the configuration and policies.""It blocks bulk marketing messages, graymail, spam, and provides advanced malware protection.""The most valuable features are protection against ransomware and spam.""The user interface was quite friendly, it was quite easy to use, unlike some other Cisco products. Anybody could use it. You don't have to be familiar with IT to be able to handle navigating it."

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Cons
"Some customers in the financial sector do not like the cloud solution because they don't want data to be transferred to a US-based cloud."

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"I would like them to add some clustering or high availability features.""The initial setup was complex because I have two sites with physical clusters.""The hardware is not up to the mark. Two to three times a year we have complete downtime.""The graphical user interface is not user-friendly like other vendors. I find it very difficult at times to find some options on the UI.""I would like to see sandboxing for email, where suspicious emails received by the system are analyzed through online services.""The user interface needs some improvement to become more user-friendly. The graphics could be better. It's designed more for a technical user rather than a business user.""We didn't get any malware, but a few phishing emails, maybe one or two, slipped in.""One of the things that Cisco could improve on with IronPort is the support. Cisco doesn't really have enough engineers who have full, hands-on knowledge of IronPort. Knowledge of it is not something you can find easily compared to other security appliances."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The price of the licensing is based on the volume of email."

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"We do annual licensing for ESA and SMA together, and possibly SmartNet support. Packaged together, the cost is just under $38,000.""In addition to the standard licensing, there is a cost for SMARTnet as well.""Pricing depends on your environment and which model you want to buy.""Licensing costs depend on how many users there are. It could range between $5 and $7 per month, per user.""The license was not per user, the license model was per feature. You could choose anti-virus, anti-spam, etc. It was feature-based and charged yearly.""There were no other costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""We were using Proofpoint and then we switched to Cisco... 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.""It is not that costly. We pay for the solution through a contractor and pay an annual fee."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It is really important for large companies to have the brand protection that is provided by Agari.
Top Answer: The price of the licensing is based on the volume of email.
Top Answer: Some customers in the financial sector do not like the cloud solution because they don't want data to be transferred to a US-based cloud. In these cases, customers would like to have an on-premises… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are Advanced Malware Protection, URL filtering, and of course Reputation Filtering.
Top Answer: The reporting functionality needs to be improved.
Top Answer: I have experience as an SE for IronPort as well as a private consultant. I have used this solution in multiple environments.
Ranking
8th
out of 46 in Email Security
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9.0
1st
out of 46 in Email Security
Views
9,318
Comparisons
5,786
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16
Average Words per Review
1,111
Avg. Rating
8.8
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Also Known As
IronPort, Cisco Email Security, ESA, Email Security Appliances
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Overview

Agari Enterprise Protect focuses on stopping identity deception, which is part of every targeted email attack. Using a combination of trust analytics, data science and visibility of the Agari Email Trust Platform into 10 billion emails a day, we allow only email from your unique set of trusted businesses, partners and employees to be delivered. With Agari, you escape the reactive approach of “looking for the bad” to stop different types of email threats. Agari builds a unique model of what is good and trusted that attackers cannot evade.

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.

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Sample Customers
NACHASUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, Indra
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider14%
Financial Services Firm9%
Media Company6%
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company25%
Manufacturing Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
University6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company20%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Government6%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise63%
Large Enterprise35%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, Fortinet, Proofpoint and others in Email Security. Updated: October 2020.
442,517 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Agari is ranked 8th in Email Security with 1 review while Cisco Email Security is ranked 1st in Email Security with 17 reviews. Agari is rated 9.0, while Cisco Email Security is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of Agari writes "A stable, enterprise-level solution that provides good brand protection". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Email Security writes "Stops the vast majority of email from getting in, across our multiple email domains". Agari is most compared with Proofpoint Email Protection, Valimail Defend, Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection, Cofense PhishMe and Valimail Enforce, whereas Cisco Email Security is most compared with FireEye Email Security, Fortinet FortiMail, Proofpoint Email Protection, Barracuda Email Security Gateway and Symantec Messaging Gateway.

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