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"We see ROI in the sense that we don't have to react because it stops anything from hurting the network. We can stop it before we have a bigger mess to clean up.""Its ability to find zero-day threats, malware and anything malicious has greatly improved my customer's organization, especially for protecting the users' browser.""Before FireEye, most of the times that an incident would happen nobody would be able to find out where or why the incident occurred and that the system is compromised. FireEye is a better product because if the incident already happened I know that the breach is there and that the system is compromised so we can take appropriate action to prevent anything from happening.""The scalability has not been a problem. We have deployed the product in very high bandwidth networks. We have never had a problem with the FireEye product causing latency issues within our networks.""It allows us to be more hands off in checking on emails and networking traffic. We can set up a bunch of different alerts and have it alert us.""Application categorization is the most valuable feature for us. Application filtering is very interesting because other products don't give you full application filtering capabilities.""The most valuable feature is the view into the application.""Initially, we didn't have much visibility around what is occurring at our applications lower level. For instance, if we are exposed to any malicious attacks or SQL injections. But now we've integrated FireEye with Splunk, so now we get lots of triggers based on policy content associated with FireEye. The solution has allowed for growth and improvement in our information security and security operations teams."

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"The most valuable feature is the ability to remove bad messages that were delivered, prior to being classified as unwanted.""The anti-spam features are excellent on the email firewalls.""The initial implementation is pretty easy to handle.""They have customized security rules, mature rules, anti-virus protection, as well as email authentication similar to SPF, DKIM, and DMARC.""Its anti-phishing functionality is the most valuable. Certainly, the biggest problem I have is phishing.""The most valuable features are the business email compromise protection and targeted attack prevention.""The solution scales quite well."

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"Cybersecurity posture has room for improvement.""The problem with FireEye is that they don't allow VM or sandbox customization. The user doesn't have control of the VMs that are inside the box. It comes from the vendor as-is. Some users like to have control of it. Like what type of Windows and what type of applications and they have zero control over this.""It doesn't connect with the cloud, advanced machine learning is not there. A known threat can be coming into the network and we would want the cloud to look up the problem. I would also like to see them develop more file replication and machine learning.""The initial setup was complex because of the nature of our environment. When it comes to the type of applications and functions which we were looking at in terms of identifying malicious threats, there would be some level of complexity, if we were doing it right.""I would love to see better reporting. Because you can't export some of the reports in proper formats, it is hard to extract the data from reports.""Based on what we deployed, they should emphasize the application filtering and the web center. We need to look deeper into the SSM inspection. If we get the full solution with that module, we don't need to get the SSM database from another supplier.""A better depth of view, being able to see deeper into the management process, is what I'd like to see.""Improvements could be achieved through greater integration capabilities with different firewall solutions. Integrating with the dashboard itself for different firewalls so users can also pull tags into their firewall dashboard."

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"Proofpoint should have better integration with complex environments that need more than one instance of Proofpoint, as there are issues with nested instances.""The solution could be improved with the addition of PLP and email encryption features.""We find the cost to be prohibitive.""They do not have an on-demand scan for the internal viruses and internal users, and they don't have a scan for the exchange server against viruses and spam as Symantec does.""It has too many screens. It is kind of a conglomeration of products. In other words, they built product A, product B, and product C, and they are yet to integrate them into a single administrative console. I would certainly like to see a more seamless administrative interface. I would also like to see them include more bang for the buck, by including features like email fraud protection, rather than making their product so piecemeal, where you are buying little pieces. I agree with the idea of having multiple tiers or layers, but maybe as small, medium, and large, as opposed to an a la carte menu.""The largest complaint that we hear from our customers is that there is no local support.""The incident reporting on offer needs to be improved. It's lacking right now. It should be on the platform somewhere."

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"Pricing and licensing are reasonable compared to competitors.""The pricing is a little high.""Because of what the FireEye product does, it has significantly decreased our mean time in being able to identify and detect malicious threats. The company that I work with is a very mature organization, and we have seen the meantime to analysis decrease by at least tenfold.""There are some additional services that I understand the vendor provides, but our approach was to package all of the features that we were looking to use into the product.""We're partners with Cisco so we get a reasonable price. It's cheaper than Palo Alto in terms of licensing.""FireEye is comparable to other products, such as HX, but seems expensive. It may cause us to look at other products in the market.""When I compare this solution to its competitors in the market, I find that it is a little expensive.""The user fee is not as high but the maintenance fee is expensive."

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"Annually, it costs us about $92,000. This is pretty much what it costs us. There is no additional cost.""The price is reasonable."

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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is MVX, which tests all of the files that have been received in an email.
Top Answer: It would be very helpful if there were better integration with other solutions from other vendors, such as Fortinet and Palo Alto. They should be sharing their threat database and information. For… more »
Top Answer: We use FireEye to protect our web and email traffic.
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FireEye Network Security is an advanced threat protection and breach detection platform that provides industry leading threat visibility and protection against the world’s most sophisticated and damaging attacks. By leveraging FireEye’s unique technologies and threat intelligence, FireEye Network Security detects what other security solutions miss, providing holistic security from the perimeter to the network core.

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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FFRDC, Finansbank, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Investis, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, Bank of Thailand, City of Miramar, Citizens National Bank, D-Wave SystemsBlocket, University of Waterloo, Lincoln Memorial University, WellSpan Health, U-Haul, Carestream Health, Westinghouse
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Financial Services Firm31%
University15%
Manufacturing Company15%
Healthcare Company8%
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company6%
Government6%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government5%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise38%
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FireEye Network Security is ranked 3rd in Advanced Threat Protection with 14 reviews while Proofpoint Email Protection is ranked 3rd in Email Security with 7 reviews. FireEye Network Security is rated 7.8, while Proofpoint Email Protection is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of FireEye Network Security writes "It has significantly decreased our mean time in being able to identify and detect malicious threats". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proofpoint Email Protection writes "A stable and capable anti-phishing, anti-malware, and threat protection solution". FireEye Network Security is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Zscaler Internet Access, Symantec Advanced Threat Protection, Cisco Stealthwatch and Fortinet FortiGate, whereas Proofpoint Email Protection is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Cisco Secure Email, Fortinet FortiMail, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection and KnowBe4.

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