Compare Fortinet FortiMail Cloud vs. Symantec Messaging Gateway

Fortinet FortiMail Cloud is ranked 4th in Email Security with 10 reviews while Symantec Messaging Gateway is ranked 9th in Email Security with 1 review. Fortinet FortiMail Cloud is rated 8.2, while Symantec Messaging Gateway is rated 7.0. 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, the top reviewer of Symantec Messaging Gateway writes "Good fingerprinting and keyword rules, but it needs to better support unstructured data discovery". Fortinet FortiMail Cloud is most compared with Fortinet FortiMail, Barracuda Email Security Gateway, Cisco Email Security, Proofpoint Email Protection and SendGrid, whereas Symantec Messaging Gateway is most compared with Cisco Email Security, Fortinet FortiMail, Proofpoint Email Protection, Barracuda Email Security Gateway and Forcepoint Email Security.
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Pros
The most valuable features are the low price and its ability to integrate with other Fortinet products.FortiMail Cloud is very fast.If there is a problem somewhere Fortinet can act on it immediately. That is very important.This is a solid email monitoring and security system that learns and maintains a two-way dialog with email system administrators.The encryption features are most valuable to us.The most valuable feature is the advanced threat protection.The most valuable feature of this solution is the ability to check to see if the email is real.The implementation was very professional. There are a lot of features I can get through Fortinet and FortiMail, such as security. FortiGuard is the most reliable and professional mitigation center to handle incidents and risk that I have to face.

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

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Cons
The downside of this solution is that it is difficult to implement policies on FortiMail.Networking should be simplified.The setup of the rules can be improved. I think it should be simplified and would be the best improvement in the system.The product could be improved by extending reporting tools and adding options for notification.I've not been able to use more than two domains in the back end. I like to view logs for the different domains. If I add any other domain I'm not able to get a proper cPanel for that domain. I am talking about the login factors. I'm not able to see logs for different domains in a different Window. Basically, it's an issue in the login process.I would like to see more advanced sandbox features, where you can actually download to a machine where you can test.This solution is slow and it should be made faster.The dashboard could use improvement.

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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
You only have to purchase one license for multiple participants.The licensing is for three years. In the beginning, we did not pay monthly, it was paid once for three years.A license for our company using FortiMail and FortiCare (filtering and support) was $4000.It should cost around $60,000. We bought it as a bundle, so everything comes together in the license. That is standard.The price of this solution could be more competitive.When we're talking about pricing, other products have about the same price. That is normal.It's on a subscribed basis.

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Overview

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.

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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Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension DataDoric, Joblink Plus, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, PPB Advisory, Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Sydney Adventist Hospital Ltd.
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