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Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiMail vs. Trend Micro Email Security and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"It is doing its work. It is doing what it was actually designed to do. It has ensured we don't have business email compromises, and it has also ensured that our brand Galaxy is unique all year round.""The filtering is definitely better at catching both spam and malicious messages, and there's a lot of extremely granular ability for setting up rules. You can do it the way you want to. The Microsoft solution tends to be pretty limited in how it allows some of that to be done.""The solution is very configurable. It has enabled us to configure some specific filters to stop emails that general configurations didn't stop. It's a powerful solution. It can analyze a lot of emails simultaneously, with no problems of capacity or system load.""The most valuable features are Advanced Malware Protection, URL filtering, and of course Reputation Filtering.""I love the Advanced Malware Protection feature. It works very well... The appliance has more security such as SDF, DKIM, DMARC, and encryption.""It has the ability to tell us, after an email has been delivered, where else it went, once it got inside. Maybe it's something we wanted it to stop and it didn't stop it, but it notified us later that it was something that it should have stopped. It can give us a trajectory of all the other places that it went internally and it can tell us what files were transferred as well.""The added value of it is that every migration to a new version is initiated by the Cisco version itself, so that is a bunch of work that you don't have to do on the Cisco ESA system on-premise. As it becomes a safe platform, you don't need to invest anything in your own data center or in your upgrade path.""It does a great job of preventing spam, malware, and ransomware. I can only go by what people have told me and what I've seen, but I have not seen spam in a year and a half to two years in my own company mailbox. And there are not a lot of catches where it's catching something that should have gotten through, either."

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"The solution can scale.""The most valuable features are the endpoint defense features, it is very secure.""I am satisfied with both the scalability and the stability of this solution.""When combining this solution with other Fortinet products, such as FortiGate, it integrates well and provides a comprehensive protection package.""FortiMail is extremely flexible and very easy to learn. Compared to other email security products that we've tried, it is mainly the ease of configuration that makes FortiMail valuable to us.""The GUI isn't hard to use. When we do a demo and explain the features of Fortinet products to our customers, they understand very quickly. They can easily manage their systems without us.""Clean user interface and good sandbox.""The deployment is simple and once up and running it is easy to manage."

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"The most valuable features of this solution are the antivirus, antispam, and integration with cloud services. This is a multifunctional solution.""The best features are that it is very convenient to configure new rules onto it and it gives very good insight on what has entered my system and what the email security solution has taken action upon."

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Cons
"Typically, in a phishing email, they try to use a name everybody's going to recognize, like the CEO's name or the CFO's name... With this appliance, the way it's designed at the moment, for us to really stop that with any level of confidence, we have to build a dictionary of all the names of the people we want it to check, and all the ways they could be spelled. My name would be in there as Phillip Collins, Phillip D. Collins, Phillip Dean Collins, Phil Collins, Phil D. Collins. There could be eight or 10 variations of my name that we'd have to put in the dictionary. There's no artificial intelligence to say "Phil Collins" could be all these other things, and to stop phishing from coming through in that way.""I use the search all the time. Sometimes, it is hard to search for things and things are hard to find. People come to me all the time, saying, "This email didn't get through." Then, I go searching and don't find it on the first search. You have to think about alternative searches. I don't know if there is an easier way that they could help to find things. I don't know how they could simplify it, because now everybody else is using the cloud and everything is coming from Office 365, or whatever. It is just not the same environment from years ago where everybody had their own server and you could search easier.""They can do it better with web links, with the URLs. They have a technology called Outbreak but it doesn't work as well as we would like.""We have been struggling in the last month with Cisco encryption and with the S/MIME encryption. I don't know if it is an issue on our side or if these features of the solution are not working very well.""The UI is definitely one area of improvement because it doesn't match other interfaces and the navigation can be a little clunky.""I would like more functionality and how to use it for Level 2 type staff. The biggest issue is it needs to be easier to use and navigate.""The configuration UI should be made more intuitive. Currently, it takes a while to understand how to do the basic configurations.""The interface is dated. It has looked pretty much the same for 15 years or so. It would be helpful to be able to do everything from one spot. The centralized quarantine and reporting are completely separate from policy administration."

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"The infrastructure could be improved.""Fortinet FortiMail could improve general user management. There are no password policies for users.""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.""The solution could improve by making the UI more user-friendly and increasing spam and threat detection capabilities.""My customers frequently ask to have detailed documentation for FortiMail and FortiWeb as they have in FortiGate. What they currently have is not enough.""I don't know if it is possible, but I would like to see Artificial Intelligence and machine learning introduced.""Sometimes it takes a little bit too long to determine if an email is good or not. If they could shorten that time span, it'd be so much better. It does delay our email, which does not make users happy. That said, I would have to say we have not been blacklisted for quite a while now.""The solution is user-friendly to a degree but the dashboard needs improvement."

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"The initial setup was straightforward. This is a virtual appliance, it takes a short time to deploy the solution. However, it is not difficult if you understand the technology. You must have good knowledge of the email security area to set up the product correctly. There are many features in this solution and a high risk of having mistakes with the configuration.""There is a lot of room for improvement towards the phishing kind of email filtering, with the different hijacking attacks, and with the kind of password attacks which these phisher attackers do."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""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.""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.""There are additional fees for adding features.""The licensing was all transferred."

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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.""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.""The fees for Fortinet FortiMail can be complicated. However, overall the pricing is fair.""9,000 Euro per annum for Fortinet Mail and sandbox.""The price is acceptable for the support license it includes.""There is a license required for this solution and it is on an annual basis. I am satisfied with the price.""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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The added value of it is that every migration to a new version is initiated by the Cisco version itself, so that is a… more »
Top Answer: We have Microsoft and we have the E5 licenses, they have more EDR responses on certain emails. That's something that… more »
Top Answer: Fortinet FortiMail's most valuable features are antispam, antivirus, database, and data loss prevention (DLP).
Top Answer: The fees for Fortinet FortiMail can be complicated. However, overall the pricing is fair.
Top Answer: Fortinet FortiMail could improve general user management. There are no password policies for users.
Top Answer: The most valuable features of this solution are the antivirus, antispam, and integration with cloud services. This is a… more »
Top Answer: The solutions manufacturer tries to upgrade the customer to move from on-premises to the cloud. They plan to replace… more »
Top Answer: I rate Trend Micro Email Security a ten out of ten.
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Cisco Email Security, IronPort, Cisco Email Security, ESA, Email Security Appliances
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Overview

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.

Stop more attacks with a cross-generational blend of threat techniques.

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Sample Customers
SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, Indra
Magromer Cueros y Pieles S.A.
MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Air21, Azra Solutions, CBOSS, De Montfort University, Depaeuw, DHR Health, Fukui University Hospital
Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company19%
Retailer14%
Manufacturing Company10%
Healthcare Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company23%
Government6%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Manufacturing Company22%
Computer Software Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Transportation Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider36%
Computer Software Company19%
Government7%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm7%
Manufacturing Company4%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise41%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise70%
REVIEWERS
Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise16%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiMail vs. Trend Micro Email Security and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
554,873 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Fortinet FortiMail is ranked 3rd in Email Security with 12 reviews while Trend Micro Email Security is ranked 18th in Email Security with 2 reviews. Fortinet FortiMail is rated 8.6, while Trend Micro Email Security 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 Trend Micro Email Security writes "Easily configurable solution suitable for small to medium businesses". Fortinet FortiMail is most compared with Barracuda Email Security Gateway, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Fortinet FortiMail Cloud, Proofpoint Email Protection and Forcepoint Email Security, whereas Trend Micro Email Security is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Barracuda Email Security Gateway, Trend Micro ScanMail, Symantec Messaging Gateway and Proofpoint Email Protection. See our Fortinet FortiMail vs. Trend Micro Email Security report.

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