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Pros
"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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"Beside a few issues with specificity in the email protection controls, this product is very good at handling email security.""The anti-spam aspect of the solution is its most valuable feature.""This solution provides very good email security that protects us against spamming and malware.""The most valuable features are the anti-spam, anti-phishing, anti-virus, and anti-spoofing."

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Cons
"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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"The technical support from the company is not always very good at solving issues, but they offer access to a good community of users where problems are easily solved.""They need well-trained partners in Nigeria.""We would like to see more information on a dashboard about what is happening when it comes to spamming and malware.""A lot of spoofed emails are still coming to the end-user, so the configuration for this option needs to be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We do annual licensing for Cisco Secure Email Gatewayand 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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"We have a two-year license subscription and the price is very high."

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Questions from the Community
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.
Top Answer: The most valuable features are the anti-spam, anti-phishing, anti-virus, and anti-spoofing.
Top Answer: We have a two-year license subscription and the price is very high.
Top Answer: A lot of spoofed emails are still coming to the end-user, so the configuration for this option needs to be improved. We had an issue where our logs stopped working. We contacted support and they were… more »
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Also Known As
Cisco Email Security, IronPort, Cisco Email Security, ESA, Email Security AppliancesDell SonicWALL Email Security Platform, SonicWall Hosted Email Security
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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.

SonicWALL Email Security Platform offers powerful protection to keep email threats out. And sensitive data in. With innovative protection techniques for both inbound and outbound email plus unique management tools, the Email Security platform delivers superior email protection today while standing ready to stop the new attacks of tomorrow.
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Sample Customers
SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, IndraStar Kay White, Locala Community Partnerships
Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company25%
Manufacturing Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
University6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company20%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Government5%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise48%
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Small Business3%
Midsize Enterprise54%
Large Enterprise43%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Secure Email vs. SonicWall Email Security and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
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Cisco Secure Email is ranked 1st in Email Security with 17 reviews while SonicWall Email Security is ranked 11th in Email Security with 4 reviews. Cisco Secure Email is rated 8.8, while SonicWall Email Security is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Cisco Secure Email writes "Stops the vast majority of email from getting in, across our multiple email domains". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SonicWall Email Security writes "Good at handling email security and has an easy setup". Cisco Secure Email is most compared with FireEye Email Security, Fortinet FortiMail, Proofpoint Email Protection, Barracuda Email Security Gateway and Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection, whereas SonicWall Email Security is most compared with Barracuda Email Security Gateway, Fortinet FortiMail, Proofpoint Email Protection and Fortinet FortiMail Cloud. See our Cisco Secure Email vs. SonicWall Email Security report.

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