If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Sophos Email Appliance, what would you say?
How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
Overall, this solution is easy to handle. It's pretty good in terms of security, and the only place where it lags is in reporting. So, if security is the main concern then this is a product that I would highly recommend, but if reporting is important then a different solution should be considered. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
My advice is that every organization should select an email security appliance, based on their requirements. Even if they are using Microsoft Office 360 Protection, they should still be using a cloud-based email security solution because there are some specific security rules and controls that are applied through these appliances. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.
We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd recommend the solution, but potential users should test it before fully implementing it. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. The product works, but it's not straightforward to set up.
We use the public cloud deployment model. We're Sophos distributors. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten.
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 work as expected. Maybe we will find we are satisfied and then learn that there is an even better email protection solution that is more expensive that is newer with different technology and I never heard of it. I don't know. But it is not a ten because I'm not sure it is the best.
We've used the on-premises deployment model, but we are currently using the cloud. You don't need to be a very good technician to use the solution. It's very easy to use. On the client-side, you don't have to make very many changes. I would rate the solution nine out of ten.