Compare Fortinet FortiMail vs. Sophos Email Appliance

Fortinet FortiMail is ranked 2nd in Messaging Security with 11 reviews while Sophos Email Appliance is ranked 6th in Messaging Security with 4 reviews. Fortinet FortiMail is rated 8.8, while Sophos Email Appliance is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiMail writes "User-friendly, multi-platform, easy to setup and troubleshoot". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Sophos Email Appliance writes "Email security that protects your business from malicious intrusions effectively". Fortinet FortiMail is most compared with Cisco Email Security (ESA), Barracuda Email Security Gateway and Proofpoint Email Protection, whereas Sophos Email Appliance is most compared with Fortinet FortiMail, Barracuda Email Security Gateway and Proofpoint Email Protection. See our Fortinet FortiMail vs. Sophos Email Appliance 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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The filtering aspect is the solution's most valuable feature.The ease of use and the security offered by the solution are its most valuable features. It also offers good information protection.This is a stable, scalable product that provides a reliable email protection layer.The solution is very easy to use, especially the cloud version which is very, very simple. There are some good templates already built-in, so we can just select the template, and you will get all the necessary functionality. The only one thing you have to do is point all your traffic in the cloud.

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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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There are a few issues with integration that need to be addressed; this would help make deployment easier for new users.There aren't enough advanced settings. They should offer more advanced options.Reporting could have more options for users to customize desired results.In the advanced version, you have DLP, Data Loss Prevention, but when you buy the standard version, you don't have it.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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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Overview

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.

Sophos' purpose-built secure email gateway is an all-in-one solution for email encryption, DLP, anti-spam and threat protection. It provides advanced protection from today’s sophisticated spear phishing attacks and gives you full control over data leaving your organization via email.

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