Compare Cisco Email Security (ESA) vs. Proofpoint Email Protection

Cisco Email Security (ESA) is ranked 1st in Messaging Security with 16 reviews while Proofpoint Email Protection is ranked 4th in Messaging Security. Cisco Email Security (ESA) is rated 8.6, while Proofpoint Email Protection is rated 0. The top reviewer of Cisco Email Security (ESA) writes "Black-listing and white-listing are highly intuitive and easy to do". On the other hand, Cisco Email Security (ESA) is most compared with Fortinet FortiMail, FireEye Email Security and Proofpoint Email Protection, whereas Proofpoint Email Protection is most compared with Agari, Cisco Email Security (ESA) and FireEye Network Security.
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It is not that costly. We pay for the solution through a contractor and pay an annual fee.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.There were no other costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.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.Licensing costs depend on how many users there are. It could range between $5 and $7 per month, per user.Pricing depends on your environment and which model you want to buy.In addition to the standard licensing, there is a cost for SMARTnet as well.We do annual licensing for ESA and SMA together, and possibly SmartNet support. Packaged together, the cost is just under $38,000.

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1st
out of 44 in Messaging Security
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8.7
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out of 44 in Messaging Security
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7,584
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Top Comparisons
Compared 15% of the time.
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IronPort, Cisco Email SecurityProofpoint Enterprise 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.

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, IndraBlocket, University of Waterloo, Lincoln Memorial University, WellSpan Health, U-Haul, Carestream Health, Westinghouse
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company29%
Healthcare Company14%
Manufacturing Company14%
University7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Energy/Utilities Company36%
Comms Service Provider20%
Software R&D Company13%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company26%
Government10%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm9%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise50%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise78%
Large Enterprise12%
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