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"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.""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."

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Top Answer: I love the Advanced Malware Protection feature. It works very well... The appliance has more security such as SDF, DKIM… more »
Top Answer: The licensing was all transferred. A fair amount of the configuration had to be done by hand. We didn't transfer the… more »
Top Answer: We have been struggling in the last month with Cisco encryption and with the S/MIME encryption. I don't know if it is an… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are security and ease of use.
Top Answer: The price of Barracuda Essentials is better than some of the competing products.
Top Answer: The email encryption could be improved. I would like to see some additional functionality in terms of employee… more »
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Cisco Email Security, IronPort, Cisco Email Security, ESA, Email Security Appliances
Microsoft EOP, MS Exchange Online Protection
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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.

Barracuda Essentials enables customers to safely, efficiently, and economically adopt Office 365 by protecting users from dangerous ransomware and phishing attacks. It minimizes downtime, ensuring compliance retention, and enabling recovery of Exchange Online, OneDrive and Sharepoint Online data giving users peace of mind and complete protection in their Office 365 environment.

Exchange Online Protection (EOP) is the cloud-based filtering service that helps protect your organization against spam and malware. EOP is included in all Microsoft 365 organizations with Exchange Online mailboxes.

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Sample Customers
SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, Indra
ACT Government, Acumen Group, AGIP, Delta Dental Plans Association, Desai/Nasr Consulting Engineers, Inc., Equinox Information Systems
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company21%
Retailer16%
Manufacturing Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm5%
Government4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Construction Company18%
Comms Service Provider17%
Retailer6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider23%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise40%
Large Enterprise56%
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Barracuda Essentials is ranked 19th in Email Security with 1 review while Microsoft Exchange Online Protection is ranked 20th in Email Security. Barracuda Essentials is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Exchange Online Protection is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Barracuda Essentials writes "Easy to use and automatically adapts to changes in requirements". On the other hand, Barracuda Essentials is most compared with Barracuda Sentinel, Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection, TitanHQ SpamTitan, VIPRE Email Security and Veritas Enterprise Vault, whereas Microsoft Exchange Online Protection is most compared with Proofpoint Email Protection, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Symantec Messaging Gateway, Fortinet FortiMail and Trend Micro IM Security.

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