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"We were using Proofpoint and then we switched to Cisco... reportability was one of the main reasons we switched, but the biggest one was cost. If you can get an equivalent functionality for a better price it's wise to do so. That's what our primary decision came down to: We could get equivalent functionality at a lower price point.""It is not that costly. We pay for the solution through a contractor and pay an annual fee.""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.""The licensing was all transferred.""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.""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."

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"Annually, it costs us about $92,000. This is pretty much what it costs us. There is no additional cost.""The price is reasonable.""Proofpoint is fairly expensive.""The licensing is basically $8/user."

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Top Answer: I love the Advanced Malware Protection feature. It works very well... The appliance has more security such as SDF, DKIM… more »
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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.

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 Web Isolation executes web sessions away from endpoints, sending only safe rendering information to users’ browsers thereby preventing any website delivered zero-day malware from reaching your devices. When combined with Symantec Secure Web Gateways, policies allow isolating traffic from uncategorized sites or URLs with suspicious or potentially unsafe risk profiles. By integrating with Symantec messaging solutions, Web Isolation allows to isolate links in email to prevent phishing threats and credential attacks.

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Sample Customers
SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, Indra
Blocket, University of Waterloo, Lincoln Memorial University, WellSpan Health, U-Haul, Carestream Health, Westinghouse
Jefferies
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company21%
Retailer16%
Manufacturing Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm5%
Government4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm6%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider22%
Manufacturing Company10%
Real Estate/Law Firm5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise40%
Large Enterprise56%
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise40%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, Proofpoint, Fortinet and others in Email Security. Updated: April 2021.
475,208 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Proofpoint Email Protection is ranked 2nd in Email Security with 10 reviews while Symantec Web Isolation is ranked 21st in Anti-Malware Tools. Proofpoint Email Protection is rated 9.0, while Symantec Web Isolation is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Proofpoint Email Protection writes "Flexible, very secure, and offers excellent technical support". On the other hand, Proofpoint Email Protection is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Fortinet FortiMail, Microsoft Defender for Office 365 and Agari, whereas Symantec Web Isolation is most compared with Menlo Web Security, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, FireEye Network Security, Cisco Stealthwatch and Trend Micro Deep Discovery Email Inspector.

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