Compare Forcepoint Email Security vs. Symantec Messaging Gateway

Forcepoint Email Security is ranked 8th in Messaging Security with 4 reviews while Symantec Messaging Gateway is ranked 9th in Messaging Security with 1 review. Forcepoint Email Security is rated 8.0, while Symantec Messaging Gateway is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Forcepoint Email Security writes "Easily integrates with the data loss prevention suite". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Messaging Gateway writes "Good fingerprinting and keyword rules, but it needs to better support unstructured data discovery". Forcepoint Email Security is most compared with Cisco Email Security, Proofpoint Email Protection and Fortinet FortiMail, whereas Symantec Messaging Gateway is most compared with Cisco Email Security, Fortinet FortiMail and Proofpoint Email Protection.
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Pros
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.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.All of the filtering features are very nice.The feature I find most valuable is the web, email and DLP integration.

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The feature that I like the best is the fingerprinting concept.

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Cons
It would be better if it were simpler to deploy on one or two machines instead of three or four machines.We've fixed a couple of issues on the solution so far. It doesn't work perfectly all the time.The reporting functionality needs to be improved, as it is not customizable.I would like to see some improvement like cloud application and integration capabilities and the classification part is missing from the DLP.

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It will provide Excel reports and PDF reports, but it would be great if they supported the concept of Crystal Reports.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.Licensing is a yearly subscription that is based on the number of users.

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Websense Email SecuritySymantec.cloud, Symantec Email Security.cloud
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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.

Symantec’s on-premises email security solution begins with Messaging Gateway which provides essential inbound and outbound messaging security including, powerful protection against the latest messaging threats including ransomware, spear phishing, and business email compromise, It catches more than
99 percent of spam with a less than 1 in 1 million false positives, and effectively responds to new messaging threats with real-time automatic antispam and antimalware updates. Messaging Gateway combines multilayer protection technologies that effectively detect, block, and quarantine suspicious email

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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, ToyotaDoric, Joblink Plus, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, PPB Advisory, Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Sydney Adventist Hospital Ltd.
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Comms Service Provider32%
Software R&D Company28%
Media Company14%
Insurance Company12%
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