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"At one point, there was a zero-day attack. The Cisco appliance detected it and stopped it, helping us out. We avoided the attack and potential damage.""Because we scan products, and there is a lot of critical data, security is very important in these cases.""It sends us reports, where we can see if there have been attacks, e.g. DDoS. If so, we can switch to a clean IP.""It integrates with Active Directory and we can limit specific users to using specific applications.""I can customize the configuration and policies.""It blocks bulk marketing messages, graymail, spam, and provides advanced malware protection.""The most valuable features are protection against ransomware and spam.""The user interface was quite friendly, it was quite easy to use, unlike some other Cisco products. Anybody could use it. You don't have to be familiar with IT to be able to handle navigating it."

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"The most valuable features of this solution are anti-spam, sender reputation, and antivirus.""The solution is very, very stable.""The most valuable aspects of this solution are that it protects us from spam and phishing attacks. We had a lot of attacks coming in and then we deployed this solution and they stopped. We no longer have any spam or phishing issues.""This excellent email gateway minimizes spam, inspects suspicious emails and isolates infected attachments with little administrative effort.""A full-featured email gateway solution that contains security threats reliably.""The solution is very reliable and very stable.""Technical support is great. They're available 24/7 and their response time is typically within the hour.""Technical support is great. They are able to look at their patches and offer quick responses. We even have an account manager in the Middle East. They are very good."

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"The most valuable features are email ATB and Malware Analysis.""This solution is easy to install. The deployment takes about forty-five minutes.""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.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the ability to check to see if the email is real.""The most valuable feature is the advanced threat protection.""The encryption features are most valuable to us.""This is a solid email monitoring and security system that learns and maintains a two-way dialog with email system administrators.""If there is a problem somewhere Fortinet can act on it immediately. That is very important."

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"I would like them to add some clustering or high availability features.""The initial setup was complex because I have two sites with physical clusters.""The hardware is not up to the mark. Two to three times a year we have complete downtime.""The graphical user interface is not user-friendly like other vendors. I find it very difficult at times to find some options on the UI.""I would like to see sandboxing for email, where suspicious emails received by the system are analyzed through online services.""The user interface needs some improvement to become more user-friendly. The graphics could be better. It's designed more for a technical user rather than a business user.""We didn't get any malware, but a few phishing emails, maybe one or two, slipped in.""One of the things that Cisco could improve on with IronPort is the support. Cisco doesn't really have enough engineers who have full, hands-on knowledge of IronPort. Knowledge of it is not something you can find easily compared to other security appliances."

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"The web console management interface could be improved.""I would like it if the solution could be more affordable.""The biggest room for improvement would be the deployment. It will be hard for someone who doesn't understand the interface to deploy. If you understand it, you can find your way around the problems.""The product could incorporate even more artificial intelligence to enhance the functionality, but it is a competetive and intelligent product as it.""Limited ability to upgrade hardware may lead to some performance issues that might otherwise be improved.""It would be nice if we could manage the solution from the cloud so I could handle things off-site if necessary.""There are features that other solutions have that this one is lacking, such as reporting options. I hope in future releases they advance their features list.""The only drawback to this solution is that the firmware is frequently updated, and each update results in downtime."

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"The URL filtering and handling should be enhanced because it doesn't support all languages. I believe that this would be easy to enhance in the future.""Email sorting is missing from this solution.""The dashboard could use improvement.""This solution is slow and it should be made faster.""I would like to see more advanced sandbox features, where you can actually download to a machine where you can test.""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.""The product could be improved by extending reporting tools and adding options for notification.""The setup of the rules can be improved. I think it should be simplified and would be the best improvement in the system."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We do annual licensing for Cisco Secure Email Gatewayand SMA together, and possibly SmartNet support. Packaged together, the cost is just under $38,000.""In addition to the standard licensing, there is a cost for SMARTnet as well.""Pricing depends on your environment and which model you want to buy.""Licensing costs depend on how many users there are. It could range between $5 and $7 per month, per user.""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."

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"The licensing model for this solution is better because it is based on the box and not the number of users.""It is an expensive product.""The annual cost is $55,000.""Pricing is straight-forward and renewable without complicated pricing structures.""Pricing is based on initial license purchase and use volume.""In the future I would like it if there's a possibility to lower the price of the bandwidth and UTM. It is quite expensive.""This is a good solution and value for the money.""If you don't need the full bundle that includes everything, you have options for the small or medium enterprise environments."

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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: The most valuable features are Advanced Malware Protection, URL filtering, and of course Reputation Filtering.
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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.

FortiMail appliances and virtual appliances are proven, powerful email security platforms for any size organization — from small businesses to carriers, service providers, and large enterprises. Purpose-built for the most demanding messaging systems, FortiMail appliances employ Fortinet’s years of experience in protecting networks against spam, malware, and other message-borne threats.

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.

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SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, IndraMagromer Cueros y Pieles S.A.Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
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Computer Software Company19%
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Government10%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise24%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiMail vs. Fortinet FortiMail Cloud and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
448,290 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Fortinet FortiMail is ranked 2nd in Email Security with 15 reviews while Fortinet FortiMail Cloud is ranked 5th in Email Security with 10 reviews. Fortinet FortiMail is rated 8.6, while Fortinet FortiMail Cloud is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiMail writes "User-friendly, multi-platform, easy to setup and troubleshoot". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiMail Cloud writes "Reliable email filtering and security that functions and learns at a high level". Fortinet FortiMail is most compared with Barracuda Email Security Gateway, Proofpoint Email Protection, Check Point Anti-Spam and Email Security Software Blade, Forcepoint Email Security and Symantec Messaging Gateway, whereas Fortinet FortiMail Cloud is most compared with Symantec Messaging Gateway, Barracuda Email Security Gateway, Proofpoint Email Protection, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection and Forcepoint Email Security. See our Fortinet FortiMail vs. Fortinet FortiMail Cloud report.

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