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Score 8.2 out of 101
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Likelihood to Recommend

AppRiver

I think AppRiver is suited for a small business looking for some basics for securing their email flow. Simple easy to use tools and the web GUI is great. The as-a-service feature is great as a small business doesn't have to set up or maintain scanning hardware or software on-premise. They also have a feature that caches emails if unable to be delivered, unfortunately, unlike other vendors they do not have an emergency inbox available online at this time. I think larger businesses that need to ensure delivery of emails with DKIM and DMARC are going to find that this service is lacking and not able to handle some of the new norms of email security.
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McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

Comparable to a Barracuda email appliance, these units retain email that is quarantined as well as provide cloud layer to support it. It is best suited for a medium size company as the devices are often not as scalable as Barracuda.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

AppRiver
8.4
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
Anti-malware
AppRiver
7.5
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
Cusomizability
AppRiver
9.0
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
Data Loss Protection
AppRiver
10.0
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
Threat Detection
AppRiver
7.5
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
Sandboxing
AppRiver
10.0
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
End-to-End Encryption
AppRiver
6.0
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
Management Tools
AppRiver
8.5
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

Pros

AppRiver

  • Ease of management for a MSP. Even though there is no integration w/ PSA tools currently, I don't see this as a negative. The management is multi-tenant and simple to navigate.
  • Support via chat is fast and very competent. Only downside is they are just available during extended business hours, not 24x7 on the chat.
  • Reselling Office 365 is very simple and gives us an advantage over our competitors. Includes pre sales support and post sale support.
  • Encrypted email services act much like others, it works very well and includes and Outlook Plug in to make it obvious you intend to send messaged encrypted.
  • Email continuity. Email queuing is included, so if your onsite server goes down, mail queues at the spam filter until service is restored. You can step it up w/ their email continuity service which give you access to your mail at the spam filter in cases where your mail server is down for an extended period of time.
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McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

  • Filtering system is very strong, more often than not blocks bad email.
  • Does fine job filtering and configuring content filtering for extension types such as ZIP or RAR.
  • Intermediary between Internet and email system provides extra layer of security including ability to spool email in the event of an email system outage.
  • Outbound encryption feature is very useful for security purposes.
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Cons

AppRiver

  • No complaints currently.
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McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

  • The onsite appliances have end-of-life forcing an upgrade to new unit.
  • Many of the appliances have been end-of-life and seems McAfee may not be offering the service in the future.
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Usability

AppRiver

AppRiver 10.0
Based on 1 answer
AppRiver is very easy to use. A new employee can begin using it on their first day.
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McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

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Support

AppRiver

AppRiver 8.0
Based on 2 answers
I would say they have great support for simple things, but once you have to dig deeper into issues that may be caused by things that are on their end the support gets thin and can be frustrating as they don't seem to have a second tier of support. They don't have any info on DMARC or DKIM or when they will possibly be implementing it. Help with email delivery is super sparse unless you have their hosted exchange service. But when they are smart hosting they do not have much to add to why your email may not be getting where it was intended
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McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

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No answers yet
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Alternatives Considered

AppRiver

We evaluated Rackspace but found their partner program to be less attractive. Clunky and smaller margins.
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McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

Barracuda provides two product options, the ESS cloud-only filtering, and onsite Email Security Gateway appliances. Unless compliance needs require the on-premises device, the ESS option easily beats the McAfee Email Gateway.
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Return on Investment

AppRiver

  • AppRiver has reduced the time we spend on addressing spam and email borne viruses by at least 95%. Back in the early/mid 2000's, we spent hours a week dealing w/ spam, now its a few minutes a month, mostly approving whitelist requests and helping clients w/ misunderstandings about why something was blocked by the spam filter.
  • We make decent margins on Office 365 and the provisioning time has been easily cut by two thirds for new clients.
  • Probably the largest impact is the lack of time we spend managing the solution. When managing your own spam filter, it needs care and feeding. With AppRiver, once you get someone signed up, you don't have to manage the tool.
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McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

  • The end-of-life of appliances is unfortunate as it forces a purchase of a replacement unit. Barracuda devices have a 4-year refresh cycle so purchasing additional hardware is rarely necessary.
  • McAfee seems to be phasing out the service over time.
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Pricing Details

AppRiver

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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