Compare Cisco Email Security (ESA) vs. Valimail Defend

Cisco Email Security (ESA) is ranked 1st in Messaging Security with 16 reviews while Valimail Defend is ranked 18th in Messaging Security. Cisco Email Security (ESA) is rated 8.6, while Valimail Defend 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 Valimail Defend is most compared with Agari, Proofpoint Email Protection and Cisco Email Security (ESA).
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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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8.7
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Compared 56% of the time.
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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.

Valimail Defend, based on Valimail's IDEA platform, is the only automated, identity-based solution for reliable inbound impersonation protection. Unlike other solutions that generate lots of false alarms and expose your organization’s PII (Personally Identifiable Information), Valimail provides the strongest protection against lookalike-domain and friendly-from attacks without accessing the contents of email messages. Other security solutions increase risk and potential liability because they essentially take a copy of your email outside the organization to read the content and attempt to identify behavioral patterns, keywords, or other tipoffs that an email may be fake. Valimail Defend is the only identity-based solution that does not access PII.

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Sample Customers
SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, IndraSplunk
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company29%
Manufacturing Company14%
Healthcare Company14%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Energy/Utilities Company36%
Comms Service Provider19%
Software R&D Company13%
Media Company7%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise50%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business6%
Midsize Enterprise81%
Large Enterprise13%
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