Sophos Email Appliance Competitors and Alternatives

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Imad Awwad
Real User
Group IT Manager at Malia Group
Dec 22 2019

What needs improvement?

As far as improvement, I would like to see additional troubleshooting tools. It would be useful to have different types of reporting so that you can monitor how your emails are flowing and not just have to go to the logs and see them one by… more»

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

Licensing is on a yearly basis. FortiCare and FortiMail licenses are for the 24/7 support and the email monitoring service. It comes to around 4000 dollars per year. You pay only for those things that you license and there is no additional… more»

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

I used to work with Sophos Email Filter. I used to work with Websense Email Security Gateway. I used to work with Symantec. I also worked with Microsoft Exchange Edge. I have the experience for all of these and mostly the change had to do… more»

What other advice do I have?

Overall, I recommend this solution to other people. But in addition, I recommend a few additional steps before just accepting a recommendation. First, they should do a POC (proof of concept). Taking the time to do this is one of the main… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We used to have Sophos, we used to have Websense, we used to have Symantec, and we used to have Microsoft Exchange Edge. These are from my personal experience, not from the company I'm working with. But in a way drawing from past experience… more»
Imad Awwad
Real User
Group IT Manager at Malia Group
Sep 09 2019

What is most valuable?

This a user-friendly solution. Troubleshooting is very simple because you can see where the email was not delivered and why it would be considered as spam. For the IT team, it is important, because… more»

What needs improvement?

The dashboard is small, it doesn't have a huge dashboard that you can rely on, you need another application to work with it, which is why they created FortiAnalyzer. This allows you to dig deeper if… more»

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

We are satisfied with the pricing of this solution. Licenses are based on everyone's needs. If you don't need the full bundle that includes everything, you have options for the small or medium… more»

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

Previously we used a different solution. We switched to FortiMail because our old solution was not good, or stable. We used many solutions before, including Sophos Email, and when you have a good… more»

What other advice do I have?

Emails are dangerous to deal with. You need backdoors for all people, You don't have any control over it because you are not the person who's dealing with emails for the employees. Everyone is dealing… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I was doing both the evaluating and testing. I had researched the internet for the leaders. I did not go with Gartner as they pay to gain leadership. I went to other sources. I went to reviews, and I… more»
Majid Nassir
Real User
IT Manager at TAP30
Sep 25 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable aspect of Sophos Appliance is just as an anti-spam protection layer. It provides protection from spam, fishing, and from receiving harmful emails that contain things like trojans or ransomware and it checks all attachments safely in real-time. This is most useful for us.

How has it helped my organization?

Sophos Email Appliance provides a layer of security that effectively defends against malicious attacks that arrive via email.

What needs improvement?

For now, everything seems just fine feature-wise in the Sophos solution. But this impression may be because we are only using the product for six months. It takes time to discover what exists in the program and also for us to find any area to improve in a new version. We had some issues early on… more»

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, with one being the worst and ten being the best, I would rate Sophos Email Appliance as a nine. It is not a ten because it is possible that maybe because we are newer users that we don't know what we are missing and maybe later we will find something we need or does not… more»
Setu Bandhan Saha
Real User
System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 07 2019

What is most valuable?

I can customize the configuration and policies.

How has it helped my organization?

Because we can customize policies with it, we have good documentation.

What needs improvement?

There should be some type of help section that can help us configure clients' emails. Sometimes, we just need to customize the quality. The graphical user interface is not user-friendly like other vendors. I find it very difficult at times… more»

What other advice do I have?

Overall, it is a very good product, and I'm very happy with it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are also using Sophos Email Appliance in conjunction with Cisco Email Security. We use them both together as a solution.
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