Compare Proofpoint Email Protection vs. Symantec Messaging Gateway

Proofpoint Email Protection is ranked 4th in Messaging Security with 2 reviews while Symantec Messaging Gateway is ranked 9th in Messaging Security with 1 review. Proofpoint Email Protection is rated 9.0, while Symantec Messaging Gateway is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Proofpoint Email Protection writes "Easy to use and set up with excellent anti-spam features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Messaging Gateway writes "Good fingerprinting and keyword rules, but it needs to better support unstructured data discovery". Proofpoint Email Protection is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Cisco Email Security and Agari, whereas Symantec Messaging Gateway is most compared with Cisco Email Security, Fortinet FortiMail and Proofpoint Email Protection.
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Pros
The anti-spam features are excellent on the email firewalls.The most valuable feature is the ability to remove bad messages that were delivered, prior to being classified as unwanted.

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The feature that I like the best is the fingerprinting concept.

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Cons
The solution could be improved with the addition of PLP and email encryption features.Proofpoint should have better integration with complex environments that need more than one instance of Proofpoint, as there are issues with nested instances.

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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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4th
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Also Known As
Proofpoint Enterprise ProtectionSymantec.cloud, Symantec Email Security.cloud
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Overview

Proofpoint Email Protection stops malware and non-malware threats such as impostor email (also known as email fraud). Deployed as a cloud service or on-premises, it provides granular filtering to control bulk "graymail" and other unwanted email. And business continuity capabilities keep email communications flowing, even when your email server fails.

Symantec’s on-premises email security solution begins with Messaging Gateway which provides essential inbound and outbound messaging security including, powerful protection against the latest messaging threats including ransomware, spear phishing, and business email compromise, It catches more than
99 percent of spam with a less than 1 in 1 million false positives, and effectively responds to new messaging threats with real-time automatic antispam and antimalware updates. Messaging Gateway combines multilayer protection technologies that effectively detect, block, and quarantine suspicious email

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Sample Customers
Blocket, University of Waterloo, Lincoln Memorial University, WellSpan Health, U-Haul, Carestream Health, WestinghouseDoric, Joblink Plus, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, PPB Advisory, Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Sydney Adventist Hospital Ltd.
Top Industries
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Software R&D Company35%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government9%
Media Company8%
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