Charles NanaNetwork Security Engineer at Galaxy Backbone Ltd
Ken Murimi MurungiNetwork Security Manager at xtranet
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"At times, we feel the pricing is a bit too high, but then, there is also room for discounts. We enjoy a lot of discounts, and that is why we are still with them. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
"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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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.
Trend MicroTM InterScan™ Messaging Security provides the most comprehensive protection against both traditional and targeted attacks. Using the correlated intelligence from Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ and optional sandbox execution analysis, it blocks spam, phishing, and advanced persistent threats (APTs). The included hybrid SaaS deployment option combines a powerful gateway virtual appliance with a SaaS pre- lter that stops majority of threats and spam in the cloud—closer to their source. This hybrid solution delivers the best of both worlds: the privacy and control of an on-premises appliance with an in-the-cloud pre- lter for resource ef ciency and proactive protection.
Fortinet FortiMail Cloud is ranked 5th in Email Security with 11 reviews while Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security is ranked 33rd in Email Security. Fortinet FortiMail Cloud is rated 8.2, while Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security 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, Microsoft Defender for Office 365 and Amazon SES, whereas Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security is most compared with Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Trend Micro Email Security, Kaspersky Security for Mail Server and Symantec Messaging Gateway.
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