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"We do annual licensing for ESA and SMA together, and possibly SmartNet support. Packaged together, the cost is just under $38,000.""In addition to the standard licensing, there is a cost for SMARTnet as well.""Pricing depends on your environment and which model you want to buy.""Licensing costs depend on how many users there are. It could range between $5 and $7 per month, per user.""The license was not per user, the license model was per feature. You could choose anti-virus, anti-spam, etc. It was feature-based and charged yearly.""There were no other costs in addition to the standard licensing fees.""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."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable features are Advanced Malware Protection, URL filtering, and of course Reputation Filtering.
Top Answer: The reporting functionality needs to be improved.
Top Answer: I have experience as an SE for IronPort as well as a private consultant. I have used this solution in multiple… more »
Top Answer: The anti-spam features are excellent on the email firewalls.
Top Answer: The pricing is relative; it's not a fixed amount, so it's hard to discuss exact numbers.
Top Answer: The search functionality is quite small. It could be a bit more in-depth. Right now, it's a bit simple. The solution… more »
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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.

Prevent accidental data loss caused by human error on email with Tessian Guardian.

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Sample Customers
SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, IndraBlocket, University of Waterloo, Lincoln Memorial University, WellSpan Health, U-Haul, Carestream Health, WestinghouseAffirm, Choate, BMA, Evercore, Gubra, Accel, Fieldfisher, Clearwater, Man Group plc, Graphcore, Investec, Rightmove
Top Industries
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Energy/Utilities Company25%
Manufacturing Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
University6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company20%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business2%
Midsize Enterprise58%
Large Enterprise40%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco, Fortinet, Proofpoint and others in Email Security. Updated: October 2020.
442,986 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Proofpoint Email Protection is ranked 3rd in Email Security with 3 reviews while Tessian Guardian is ranked 42nd in Email Security. Proofpoint Email Protection is rated 9.0, while Tessian Guardian is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Proofpoint Email Protection writes "Good stability and a straightforward setup with good URL rewrite capabilities". On the other hand, Proofpoint Email Protection is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Fortinet FortiMail, Agari, KnowBe4 and FireEye Network Security, whereas Tessian Guardian is most compared with .

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