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"The license was not per user, the license model was per feature. You could choose anti-virus, anti-spam, etc. It was feature-based and charged yearly.""There were no other costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""We were using Proofpoint and then we switched to Cisco... reportability was one of the main reasons we switched, but the biggest one was cost. If you can get an equivalent functionality for a better price it's wise to do so. That's what our primary decision came down to: We could get equivalent functionality at a lower price point.""It is not that costly. We pay for the solution through a contractor and pay an annual fee.""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."

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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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Top Answer: I love the Advanced Malware Protection feature. It works very well... The appliance has more security such as SDF, DKIM… more »
Top Answer: The licensing was all transferred. A fair amount of the configuration had to be done by hand. We didn't transfer the… more »
Top Answer: 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… 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.

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.

Email is the number one vector used by cybercriminals to penetrate and attack enterprise IT systems.

Kaspersky Security for Mail Server uses Next Generation technologies including advanced heuristics, machine learning and sandboxing to detect and protect against ransomware, spam, phishing, data loss and even unknown threats penetrating your IT systems through emails and malicious attachments.

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Sample Customers
SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, Indra
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Vimpel Com, Estrella Galicia, Krombacher
Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company21%
Retailer16%
Manufacturing Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm5%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
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Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company21%
Government7%
Educational Organization4%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise42%
Large Enterprise53%
REVIEWERS
Small Business64%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise18%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, Proofpoint, Fortinet and others in Email Security. Updated: March 2021.
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Fortinet FortiMail Cloud is ranked 5th in Email Security with 11 reviews while Kaspersky Security for Mail Server is ranked 29th in Email Security. Fortinet FortiMail Cloud is rated 8.2, while Kaspersky Security for Mail Server is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiMail Cloud writes "Reliable email filtering and security that functions and learns at a high level". On the other hand, 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, whereas Kaspersky Security for Mail Server is most compared with Fortinet FortiMail, Barracuda Email Security Gateway, Symantec Messaging Gateway, Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security and Cyren EmailSecurity.

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