We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"There are additional fees for adding features."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"The licensing was all transferred."
"In terms of licensing, we are using a virtual machine license for the single virtual server which it runs on. Doing it this way enables us to cut costs by only licensing FortiMail for our exact use case. If you need to expand in future, you can later buy extra licenses per virtual machine."
"If you don't need the full bundle that includes everything, you have options for the small or medium enterprise environments."
"There is a license required for this solution and it is on an annual basis. I am satisfied with the price."
"The price is acceptable for the support license it includes."
"It's not as that expensive with the competitive different brands. The products sell a lot."
"There is either an annual or six-month charge to use this solution. Fortinet FortiMail is cheaper than Proofpoint or Cisco Security, or other email security appliances."
"9,000 Euro per annum for Fortinet Mail and sandbox."
"The fees for Fortinet FortiMail can be complicated. However, overall the pricing is fair."
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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 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.
Fortinet FortiMail is ranked 3rd in Email Security with 12 reviews while Kaspersky Security for Mail Server is ranked 26th in Email Security. Fortinet FortiMail is rated 8.6, while Kaspersky Security for Mail Server is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiMail writes "User-friendly, multi-platform, easy to setup and troubleshoot". On the other hand, Fortinet FortiMail is most compared with Barracuda Email Security Gateway, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Fortinet FortiMail Cloud, Proofpoint Email Protection and Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection, whereas Kaspersky Security for Mail Server is most compared with Barracuda Email Security Gateway, Symantec Messaging Gateway, ESET Mail Security, Cyren EmailSecurity and Fortinet FortiMail Cloud.
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