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"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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"Licensing is a yearly subscription that is based on the number of users.""The licensing is user base (per user). The product is purchased mostly by medium to large companies. For smaller companies, we have other solutions because the pricing is not cheap.""There are three types of support licenses.""When compared to other email security solutions, the price is not cheap."

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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: The email and the web filter aspects of the solution are the most valuable features.
Top Answer: The solution is quite expensive. We pay on a yearly basis. I can't, however, speak to the exact costs. I don't have that… more »
Top Answer: While improvement is always possible, I can't speak to exact features that need to be added. Technical support is… 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.

Forcepoint Email Security gives you the security you need by protecting you against multi-stage advanced threats that often exploit email to penetrate your IT environment. It applies real-time behavioral sandboxing, enterprise-grade DLP and other advanced defense technologies to identify targeted attacks, high-risk users and insider threats. Forcepoint Email Security monitors outbound email to prevent leaks of sensitive information, and it empowers your workers — in the office or on the road — to safely adopt technologies like Microsoft Office 365.

Organizations need a comprehensive, automated solution to stop tomorrow’s phishing attacks today. After all, the FBI estimates that phishing attacks cost victims $26 billion from June 2016 to July 2019.

Enter IRONSCALES, a comprehensive, people-powered email security platform. Now you can defend against the full spectrum of phishing threats when and where they are most likely to cause damage – at the mailbox level. We help customers leverage more people and expertise against threats than any other solution, based on how we structure our decentralized intelligence and AI-powered incident response and remediation.

We offer customers The Power of Now with a single, unified email security platform that combines multiple point solutions into one. Our self-learning system helps where your email security is most at risk by providing post-delivery prevention, detection and remediation.

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Sample Customers
SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, Indra
Alphawest, Amadori, AudioNova, Betsson, Confartigianato Vicenza, Davies Turner, iGATE, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Landa Digital Printing, Northern California Bank, Scavolini, Toyota
Dalton State, ARPR, Telit
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company21%
Retailer16%
Manufacturing Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company20%
Financial Services Firm5%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company25%
Media Company6%
Construction Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company16%
Non Profit7%
Construction Company7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise66%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Proofpoint, Cisco, Fortinet and others in Email Security. Updated: May 2021.
509,641 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Forcepoint Email Security is ranked 9th in Email Security with 6 reviews while IRONSCALES is ranked 24th in Email Security. Forcepoint Email Security is rated 7.6, while IRONSCALES is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Forcepoint Email Security writes "Easily integrates with the data loss prevention suite". On the other hand, Forcepoint Email Security is most compared with Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Proofpoint Email Protection, Fortinet FortiMail, Barracuda Email Security Gateway and Fortinet FortiMail Cloud, whereas IRONSCALES is most compared with Proofpoint Email Protection, Avanan, Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection, Microsoft Defender for Office 365 and TitanHQ SpamTitan.

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