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Sophos Email Competitors and Alternatives

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AB
General Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
It does exactly what it promises to do

Pros and Cons

  • "Mimecast certainly helped my customers reduce phishing emails."
  • "From an administrative point of view, Mimecast is a little bit cumbersome and difficult. It's not something that the end-user can easily find navigate themselves."

What is our primary use case?

My customer base is made up of small clients. They all fall between five and 10 users.

How has it helped my organization?

Mimecast certainly helped my customers reduce phishing emails.

What is most valuable?

Among my customers, there was a lot of traction for the archiving. The targeted threat protection was also quite useful.

What needs improvement?

From an administrative point of view, Mimecast is a little bit cumbersome and difficult. It's not something that the end-user can easily find navigate themselves.

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Mimecast for five years. I used to be a reseller, but now I've moved on to a different business.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

As far as I'm concerned, it worked exactly the same for a client that had one mailbox as it would for a client that had 500 mailboxes.

How was the initial setup?

I've never set Mimecast up. The technical teams did that. From my understanding, it took them about two days to set it up. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Mimecast is expensive. It's a premium product. It sometimes could be a difficult sell because of the cost.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I don't have anything to compare Mimecast with because I haven't looked at any of the others yet to see if there is something comparable. But I would presume that by now there will be other products that can compare to it. To get security and targeted threat protection, one could potentially look at Sophos Central Email Protection. But they don't have an archiving solution. So one would have to go somewhere else to get an archiving solution. With Mimecast. at least, it's all available from the same vendor, if that makes sense.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Mimecast nine out of 10. It's a brilliant product. It works very well. I've very seldomly, if ever, had any problems with it. It does exactly what it promises to do. At the same time, it is expensive. That's the only problem. And the price tag puts it out of the range of smaller businesses. That's where I think it falls flat. But I always tell people the same thing: If security is important to you, then certainly spend the money and get it, because Mimecast is a great product and it works. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Public Cloud
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Farrukh Dawoodani
Technical Consultant & Programme Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Top 10
Solid and stable product, great support, highly scalable

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for its advanced virus protection, phishing and other features.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for 1 year now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a solid and stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a scalable product. We have deployed it for organizations with 200-5000 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is really great.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used Sophos Email other than Symantec Messaging Gateway.

How was the initial setup?

The setup is pretty much straight forward.

What about the implementation team?

We did the deployment of the product…

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for its advanced virus protection, phishing and other features.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for 1 year now.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a solid and stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a scalable product. We have deployed it for organizations with 200-5000 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is really great.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used Sophos Email other than Symantec Messaging Gateway.

How was the initial setup?

The setup is pretty much straight forward.

What about the implementation team?

We did the deployment of the product ourselves and it was a quick one.

What was our ROI?

Sometimes the solution picks up false positive for viruses during scans. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's a bit expensive but they have licensing models to meet customer needs. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

It's a bit expensive compared to its competitor Barracuda Email Security Gateway but cheaper than Sophos Email.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this product.

I rate Symantec Messaging Gateway an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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