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"The most valuable features are Advanced Malware Protection, URL filtering, and of course Reputation Filtering.""It does a great job of preventing spam, malware, and ransomware. I can only go by what people have told me and what I've seen, but I have not seen spam in a year and a half to two years in my own company mailbox. And there are not a lot of catches where it's catching something that should have gotten through, either.""It has the ability to tell us, after an email has been delivered, where else it went, once it got inside. Maybe it's something we wanted it to stop and it didn't stop it, but it notified us later that it was something that it should have stopped. It can give us a trajectory of all the other places that it went internally and it can tell us what files were transferred as well.""Cisco Secure Email Cloud Gateway has allowed our users to be able to concentrate on the emails that they do receive. Previously, our users had to deal with nine million additional emails across the organization, which is nearly 1,000 emails per user to have to deal with a month. That's a massive amount for our staff to deal with and probably several hours of their time. We have a lot of clinical staff, being a hospital. We want to make our staff as productive as possible. By removing a lot of that spam and phishing type emails, this allows them to do their job.""There is a huge return compared to if we didn't have a gateway appliance, as far as blocking malicious emails.""I love the Advanced Malware Protection feature. It works very well... The appliance has more security such as SDF, DKIM, DMARC, and encryption.""The filtering is definitely better at catching both spam and malicious messages, and there's a lot of extremely granular ability for setting up rules. You can do it the way you want to. The Microsoft solution tends to be pretty limited in how it allows some of that to be done.""Anti-Spam and Advanced Malware Protection are the most valuable features... and we also have the option to block Zero-day attacks."

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"The most valuable features are email ATB and Malware Analysis.""This solution is easy to install. The deployment takes about forty-five minutes.""The implementation was very professional. There are a lot of features I can get through Fortinet and FortiMail, such as security. FortiGuard is the most reliable and professional mitigation center to handle incidents and risk that I have to face.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the ability to check to see if the email is real.""The most valuable feature is the advanced threat protection.""The encryption features are most valuable to us.""This is a solid email monitoring and security system that learns and maintains a two-way dialog with email system administrators.""If there is a problem somewhere Fortinet can act on it immediately. That is very important."

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Cons
"The reporting functionality needs to be improved.""Typically, in a phishing email, they try to use a name everybody's going to recognize, like the CEO's name or the CFO's name... With this appliance, the way it's designed at the moment, for us to really stop that with any level of confidence, we have to build a dictionary of all the names of the people we want it to check, and all the ways they could be spelled. My name would be in there as Phillip Collins, Phillip D. Collins, Phillip Dean Collins, Phil Collins, Phil D. Collins. There could be eight or 10 variations of my name that we'd have to put in the dictionary. There's no artificial intelligence to say "Phil Collins" could be all these other things, and to stop phishing from coming through in that way.""I would like more functionality and how to use it for Level 2 type staff. The biggest issue is it needs to be easier to use and navigate.""I use the search all the time. Sometimes, it is hard to search for things and things are hard to find. People come to me all the time, saying, "This email didn't get through." Then, I go searching and don't find it on the first search. You have to think about alternative searches. I don't know if there is an easier way that they could help to find things. I don't know how they could simplify it, because now everybody else is using the cloud and everything is coming from Office 365, or whatever. It is just not the same environment from years ago where everybody had their own server and you could search easier.""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 issue on our side or if these features of the solution are not working very well.""The interface is dated. It has looked pretty much the same for 15 years or so. It would be helpful to be able to do everything from one spot. The centralized quarantine and reporting are completely separate from policy administration.""The configuration UI should be made more intuitive. Currently, it takes a while to understand how to do the basic configurations.""They can do it better with web links, with the URLs. They have a technology called Outbreak but it doesn't work as well as we would like."

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"The URL filtering and handling should be enhanced because it doesn't support all languages. I believe that this would be easy to enhance in the future.""Email sorting is missing from this solution.""The dashboard could use improvement.""This solution is slow and it should be made faster.""I would like to see more advanced sandbox features, where you can actually download to a machine where you can test.""I've not been able to use more than two domains in the back end. I like to view logs for the different domains. If I add any other domain I'm not able to get a proper cPanel for that domain. I am talking about the login factors. I'm not able to see logs for different domains in a different Window. Basically, it's an issue in the login process.""The product could be improved by extending reporting tools and adding options for notification.""The setup of the rules can be improved. I think it should be simplified and would be the best improvement in the system."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."

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"It's on a subscribed basis.""When we're talking about pricing, other products have about the same price. That is normal.""The price of this solution could be more competitive.""It should cost around $60,000. We bought it as a bundle, so everything comes together in the license. That is standard.""A license for our company using FortiMail and FortiCare (filtering and support) was $4000.""The licensing is for three years. In the beginning, we did not pay monthly, it was paid once for three years.""You only have to purchase one license for multiple participants."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The malicious URL scanning, as well as the anti-malware features, have been really useful for us in our environment.
Top Answer: With respect to transferring policies and licenses, Smart Licensing has really improved the overall licensing model for… more »
Top Answer: The UI is definitely one area of improvement because it doesn't match other interfaces and the navigation can be a… more »
Top Answer: Compared to other similar products, this is an expensive solution.
Top Answer: They need to improve the malware in the product. I am not satisfied with Clearswift because of the lack of customer… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable features are filtering and sandboxing.
Top Answer: It is slightly difficult to configure FortiMail in the cloud with Exchange on-premise, especially the quarantine mailbox… more »
Top Answer: We use this solution to block spoofing. We are MSPs and we provide services to many companies that are running… more »
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Cisco Email Security, IronPort, Cisco Email Security, ESA, Email Security Appliances
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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.

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG) offers cyber-attack protection and outbound data loss prevention for secure email collaboration. With its legacy in the MIMEsweeper for SMTP technology, the Clearswift SEG incorporates the latest in inbound threat protection (Sophos and/or Kaspersky AV), a multi-layer spam defence mechanism, multiple encryption options, deep content inspection control on size and types of attachments and Adaptive Redaction features.

Email has long been a favorite attack vector of cyber criminals and is often an early stage of advanced threats. But not only do you need to keep threats from getting in, you need to keep data from getting out. Fortinet’s email security solution has the highly effective, yet easy to use inbound and outbound protection you need. It comes in a large range of offerings to fit any size organization or service provider. Plus, unmatched flexibility in deployment modes and form factors means it fits perfectly in any environment.

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Sample Customers
SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, Indra
Volusion County Schools
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company21%
Retailer16%
Manufacturing Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company21%
Government5%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government9%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider37%
Computer Software Company19%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Government6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise66%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise18%
Find out what your peers are saying about Proofpoint, Cisco, Fortinet and others in Email Security. Updated: May 2021.
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Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway is ranked 19th in Email Security with 1 review while Fortinet FortiMail Cloud is ranked 5th in Email Security with 11 reviews. Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway is rated 8.0, while Fortinet FortiMail Cloud is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway writes "Stable, but malware needs improvement and customer support is poor". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiMail Cloud writes "Reliable email filtering and security that functions and learns at a high level". Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway is most compared with Proofpoint Email Protection, Forcepoint Email Security, Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection and Symantec Messaging Gateway, whereas Fortinet FortiMail Cloud is most compared with Fortinet FortiMail, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Barracuda Email Security Gateway, Symantec Messaging Gateway and Microsoft Defender for Office 365.

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