What do you like most about Cisco Secure Email?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!
I love the Advanced Malware Protection feature. It works very well... The appliance has more security such as SDF, DKIM, DMARC, and encryption.
There is a huge return compared to if we didn't have a gateway appliance, as far as blocking malicious emails.
Cisco Secure Email Cloud Gateway has allowed our users to be able to concentrate on the emails that they do receive. Previously, our users had to deal with nine million additional emails across the organization, which is nearly 1,000 emails per user to have to deal with a month. That's a massive amount for our staff to deal with and probably several hours of their time. We have a lot of clinical staff, being a hospital. We want to make our staff as productive as possible. By removing a lot of that spam and phishing type emails, this allows them to do their job.
It does a great job of preventing spam, malware, and ransomware. I can only go by what people have told me and what I've seen, but I have not seen spam in a year and a half to two years in my own company mailbox. And there are not a lot of catches where it's catching something that should have gotten through, either.
The most valuable features are Advanced Malware Protection, URL filtering, and of course Reputation Filtering.
We like the in-built features, like the email filtering based on the IP and domain. Cisco has its own blacklisted domains and IPs, which is very good. This filters around 70 percent of emails from spam, and we are seeing fewer false positives with this.
The most valuable feature is the different content filters we are using, such as DKIM.
Initially, the most valuable feature for us was the SenderBase Reputation, because that reduced the number of emails that were even considered by the system by a huge number...
It has the IMS engine, Intelligent Multi-Scan engine, and it does a good job, right out-of-the-box, of blocking the vast majority of things that should be blocked.
Anti-Spam and Advanced Malware Protection are the most valuable features... and we also have the option to block Zero-day attacks.
There were detailed logs available. That was a seriously good feature... It turns out these were actually spoof emails that came into our environment. I got to know about them from the log system.
Users were able to do a check by themselves on quarantined emails. They could check if a valid email had been stopped, if it matched up with the SPF certification.
The user interface was quite friendly, it was quite easy to use, unlike some other Cisco products. Anybody could use it. You don't have to be familiar with IT to be able to handle navigating it.
The most valuable features are protection against ransomware and spam.
It blocks bulk marketing messages, graymail, spam,
and provides advanced malware protection.
I can customize the configuration and policies.
It integrates with Active Directory and we can limit specific users to using specific applications.
Because we scan products, and there is a lot of critical data, security is very important in these cases.
At one point, there was a zero-day attack. The Cisco appliance detected it and stopped it, helping us out. We avoided the attack and potential damage.
We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.
Please share what you can so you can help your peers.