Compare Fortinet FortiMail vs. Fortinet FortiMail Cloud

Fortinet FortiMail is ranked 2nd in Messaging Security with 11 reviews while Fortinet FortiMail Cloud is ranked 5th in Messaging Security with 10 reviews. Fortinet FortiMail is rated 8.8, 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 Cisco Email Security (ESA), Barracuda Email Security Gateway and Proofpoint Email Protection, whereas Fortinet FortiMail Cloud is most compared with Fortinet FortiMail, Cisco Email Security (ESA) and Symantec Email Security.cloud. See our Fortinet FortiMail vs. Fortinet FortiMail Cloud report.
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Pros
I think the spamming feature is very valuable.The most valuable feature of this solution is the spam filter.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.Troubleshooting is very simple because you can see where the email was not delivered and why it would be considered as spam.Technical support is great. They're available 24/7 and their response time is typically within the hour.The solution is very reliable and very stable.A full-featured email gateway solution that contains security threats reliably.This excellent email gateway minimizes spam, inspects suspicious emails and isolates infected attachments with little administrative effort.

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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 most valuable features are the low price and its ability to integrate with other Fortinet products.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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Cons
Online support sometimes takes up to a week to get back to you.The only drawback to this solution is that the firmware is frequently updated, and each update results in downtime.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.An additional feature that could be added is a pop-up screen notifying you that an email has been blocked, without having to double click on it to take you there it could provide you with a summary explaining why it was on hold or why was it spam when you hover over it with your cursor.It would be nice if we could manage the solution from the cloud so I could handle things off-site if necessary.Limited ability to upgrade hardware may lead to some performance issues that might otherwise be improved.The product could incorporate even more artificial intelligence to enhance the functionality, but it is a competetive and intelligent product as it.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.

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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.The downside of this solution is that it is difficult to implement policies on FortiMail.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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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.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.Pricing is based on initial license purchase and use volume.Pricing is straight-forward and renewable without complicated pricing structures.The annual cost is $55,000.It is an expensive product.The licensing model for this solution is better because it is based on the box and not the number of users.

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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.You only have to purchase one license for multiple participants.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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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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