Compare Fortinet FortiMail vs. Symantec Email

Fortinet FortiMail is ranked 2nd in Messaging Security with 11 reviews while Symantec Email is ranked 9th in Messaging Security with 1 review. Fortinet FortiMail is rated 8.8, while Symantec Email is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiMail writes "User-friendly, multi-platform, easy to setup and troubleshoot". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Email writes "Good fingerprinting and keyword rules, but it needs to better support unstructured data discovery". Fortinet FortiMail is most compared with Cisco Email Security (ESA), Barracuda Email Security Gateway and Proofpoint Email Protection, whereas Symantec Email is most compared with Cisco Email Security (ESA), Proofpoint Email Protection and Fortinet FortiMail.
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Troubleshooting is very simple because you can see where the email was not delivered and why it would be considered as spam.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.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 feature that I like the best is the fingerprinting concept.

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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.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.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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It will provide Excel reports and PDF reports, but it would be great if they supported the concept of Crystal Reports.

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If you don't need the full bundle that includes everything, you have options for the small or medium enterprise environments.This is a good solution and value for the money.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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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.

Symantec Email filters unwanted messages and protects users from targeted attacks. The service has self- learning capabilities and Symantec intelligence to deliver highly effective and accurate email security. Encryption and data loss prevention help you control sensitive data. It supports Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps, on premises or hosted Microsoft Exchange, and other mailbox services, delivering always-on, inbound and outbound messaging security. It is designed to provide 100 percent protection against known and unknown email viruses and have a 99 percent spam capture rate, as defined in the service level agreement. Email helps protect organizations from email-borne viruses, malware, spam, phishing, targeted attacks, and bulk email, all while removing the complexities of on-site technology.

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Magromer Cueros y Pieles S.A.Doric, Joblink Plus, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, PPB Advisory, Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Sydney Adventist Hospital Ltd.
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Software R&D Company23%
Media Company15%
Comms Service Provider12%
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