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"The filtering of the solution is very good. You can do URL filtering and, while you need a custom URL to filter under other solutions like Symantec, here the solution covers most categories and the database.""The Forcepoint Email Security roadmap easily integrates with the data loss prevention (DLP) suite of Forcepoint. Therefore, the customer doesn't have to buy another solution for DLP.""This is a reasonably stable solution.""The email and the web filter aspects of the solution are the most valuable features.""It is good at data leakage prevention (DLP). You can create the data exfiltration profile while sending the emails, which is one of the key advantages of the solution."

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"The product is good. To date, we have not faced any challenges.""The piece that is most valuable from the Mimecast standpoint will be the sandboxing feature.""It's really quite user-friendly. In terms of technical superiority and the product itself, there are no complaints. It is really cutting edge.""It does a good job for us, and its admin console is easy to use.""The initial setup is very straightforward.""Its administration console is very easy to use. The administration console is absolutely important because you interact with the platform through it.""It's good, it keeps the spam out.""Mimecast certainly helped my customers reduce phishing emails."

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Cons
"We've fixed a couple of issues on the solution so far. It doesn't work perfectly all the time.""It would be better if it were simpler to deploy on one or two machines instead of three or four machines.""It's quite difficult to learn this solution, it's not an entry level product. If you are a skilled user you will think it's a very useful tool, but if you are not a skilled user, you'll think it is very difficult to learn.""Technical support is lacking. It could be a lot better.""Forcepoint is the best for DLP, but it is not better than other solutions in terms of phishing emails or threat protections on the email. It has less visibility over there. They might need to enhance these components because other solutions, such as Cisco Email Security and IronPort, have more advanced features. Forcepoint should focus more on threats and spam. They have a small database for spam. They must increase their solution's capability from this perspective."

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"The price could be better, it should be reduced.""The detection rates are an area for improvement.""We have subscribed to an archival service, and yet, when we have to get our data out, we have to pay a fee to get our own data. They charge an extraction fee.""Their support should be improved. They are notorious for sending you to knowledge-based articles rather than actually talking to you, but that is, unfortunately, kind of becoming a trend with everything. In terms of features, I haven't had any complaints. However, I don't like the fact they moved to a paid training subscription model. They used to have a lot of free webinars for training, but they have started to charge for them in the past year.""As a user, the user interface of the management console could be upgraded, for example.""Its pricing can be improved. It is a bit expensive.""The filtering needs more flexibility.""From an administrative point of view, Mimecast is a little bit cumbersome and difficult. It's not something that the end-user can easily find navigate themselves."

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"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.""Its licensing is quite easy and straightforward. They have two or three suites, and the price is negotiable. It depends upon the size of the deal. They have multiple licenses. The standard is one, and then there are additional licenses that you can go for. There are three or four licensing models. You have the network suite, endpoint suite, email security, and the standard one."

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"It's an expensive solution.""The licensing costs are per-user for the product that you get with them.""It is a bit expensive."

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Questions from the Community
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 level of knowledge on the solution.
Top Answer: While improvement is always possible, I can't speak to exact features that need to be added. Technical support is lacking. It could be a lot better.
Top Answer: It does a good job for us, and its admin console is easy to use.
Top Answer: We typically use a subscription service. If there are version upgrades. We automatically get upgraded to the latest version, as it's a software as a service setup. We don't need to update it as… more »
Top Answer: Their support should be improved. They are notorious for sending you to knowledge-based articles rather than actually talking to you, but that is, unfortunately, kind of becoming a trend with… more »
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Overview

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.

Mimecast’s Advanced Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection uses multiple, sophisticated, detection engines and a diverse set of threat intelligence sources to protect email from spam, malware, phishing, and targeted attacks delivered as a 100% cloud-based service.

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Sample Customers
Alphawest, Amadori, AudioNova, Betsson, Confartigianato Vicenza, Davies Turner, iGATE, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Landa Digital Printing, Northern California Bank, Scavolini, Toyota
Azizi Developments, Affinity Credit Union, Aftercare, Al Abbar Group
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider34%
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm5%
Media Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Small Business56%
Large Enterprise44%
Find out what your peers are saying about Forcepoint Email Security vs. Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Forcepoint Email Security is ranked 11th in Email Security with 5 reviews while Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection is ranked 7th in Email Security with 8 reviews. Forcepoint Email Security is rated 7.2, while Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Forcepoint Email Security writes "Provides visibility into what's going on and reduces spam, but there should be more focus on threats, spam, and support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection writes "Protects your organization from all types of threats". Forcepoint Email Security is most compared with Cisco Secure Email, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Fortinet FortiMail, Proofpoint Email Protection and IRONSCALES, whereas Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Cisco Secure Email, Fortinet FortiMail and IRONSCALES. See our Forcepoint Email Security vs. Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection report.

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