Mark RodrigueIT Admin / Manager at a retailer
Ajai JayakumarSolution Architect at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"As far as advanced email security systems, this product is mid-range on the pricing scale."
"The pricing for the product is fine."
"The licensing fees are part of a bundled support package that we pay for."
"We pay between $8 and $10 USD per user per month."
"The licensing cost is competitive, it's not too high and not too low."
"The solution requires a license and we pay annually."
"It is a cost-effective and relatively cheap solution as compared to others. Our customers have a yearly subscription. We do have a few customers with monthly subscriptions, but they have cloud-based Email protection, which is a different type of solution. Both solutions are very good."
Earn 20 points
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.
With the Barracuda Email Security Gateway, protecting against inbound malware, spam, phishing, and Denial of Service attacks ensures that business productivity isn’t impacted by attacks through the email system. Powerful and customizable policies enable further enforcement of detailed requirements that govern inbound email messages.
Email, fax, SMS, and EDI are the key channels for business communication. The exchange of information must not only rely on state-of-the-art technology, but it must also be able to continuously fulfill greater requirements in terms of security, compliance, and profitability. It takes a lot of experience to steer information flows at this level. And companies also need a global infrastructure with highly available data centers, state-of-the-art technologies, and innovative cloud messaging services. In short, an international turnstile for information flows. This is what we call the Retarus Global Delivery Network.
Barracuda Email Security Gateway is ranked 4th in Email Security with 13 reviews while Retarus Email Security is ranked 47th in Email Security. Barracuda Email Security Gateway is rated 8.0, while Retarus Email Security is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Barracuda Email Security Gateway writes "Has intelligent sensing of attacks and offers assistance for load balancing but support is lacking". On the other hand, Barracuda Email Security Gateway is most compared with Fortinet FortiMail, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Proofpoint Email Protection, Fortinet FortiMail Cloud and SonicWall Email Security, whereas Retarus Email Security is most compared with .
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