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"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.""There are additional fees for adding features."

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"A subscription for technical support costs extra.""It's a bit expensive compared to its competitor Barracuda Email Security Gateway but cheaper than Sophos Email.""The cost of Symantec Messaging Gateway is too expensive in general. However, the appliance also includes the price of the license in the same bundle."

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Top Answer: The malicious URL scanning, as well as the anti-malware features, have been really useful for us in our environment.
Top Answer: With respect to transferring policies and licenses, Smart Licensing has really improved the overall licensing model for… more »
Top Answer: The UI is definitely one area of improvement because it doesn't match other interfaces and the navigation can be a… more »
Top Answer: Symantec Messaging Gateway is stable and scalable. Installation is easy, and the deployment and maintenance can be… more »
Top Answer: It is a nice product but is not user friendly in terms of the graphical interface. It is poor and is not rich in terms… more »
Top Answer: We use it for content filtering and malware protection.
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Also Known As
Cisco Email Security, IronPort, Cisco Email Security, ESA, Email Security Appliances
Symantec.cloud, Symantec Email Security.cloud
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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.

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

Automatically prevent spear phishing, business email compromise, and other targeted email attacks.
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Sample Customers
SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, Indra
Doric, Joblink Plus, Our Lady of Mercy College, Parramatta, PPB Advisory, Slater & Gordon Lawyers, Sydney Adventist Hospital Ltd.
Affirm, Choate, BMA, Evercore, Gubra, Accel, Fieldfisher, Clearwater, Man Group plc, Graphcore, Investec, Rightmove
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Energy/Utilities Company21%
Retailer16%
Manufacturing Company11%
Financial Services Firm11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company21%
Financial Services Firm5%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government8%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise66%
REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise29%
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Symantec Messaging Gateway is ranked 8th in Email Security with 7 reviews while Tessian Defender is ranked 38th in Email Security. Symantec Messaging Gateway is rated 8.2, while Tessian Defender is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Symantec Messaging Gateway writes "Good fingerprinting and keyword rules, but it needs to better support unstructured data discovery". On the other hand, Symantec Messaging Gateway is most compared with Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Proofpoint Email Protection, Fortinet FortiMail, Fortinet FortiMail Cloud and Microsoft Defender for Office 365, whereas Tessian Defender is most compared with Abnormal Security, Barracuda Email Security Gateway and Microsoft Exchange Online Protection.

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