Avanan vs. Cofense Managed PDR (Phishing Defense Center)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avanan
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Avanan, from Check Point since the August 2021 acquisition, connects security technologies to enterprise cloud applications in order to improve protection of sensitive corporate data and IP. According to the vendor, Avanan's one-click deployment allows customers to deploy a new security solution in seconds. Because it requires no appliance, agent or gateway proxy, Avanan can begin protecting any cloud application immediately, with no effect on users.
$4
per user per month
Cofense Managed PDR
Score 8.3 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Cofense Managed PDR (formerly Phishing Defense Center, or PDC) is a security service designed to relieve security operators of the repetitive tasks needed to qualify, investigate, and document alerts. With it the user can focus on responding to verified threats, instead of spending limited time and resources on data gathering. Cofense aims to take the workload off staff, giving them support qualifying and investigating threats, and understand their severity, so in-house security teams can focus…N/A
Pricing
AvananCofense Managed PDR (Phishing Defense Center)
Editions & Modules
Advanced Anti-Phishing
$4.00
per user per month
Complete Malware Protection
$5.00
per user per month
Full-Suite Protection
$8.00
per user per month
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AvananCofense Managed PDR
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$40 Custom quotation
Additional DetailsPrices for fewer than 500 users.The Cofense Phishing Defense Center is available to all customers of Cofense Triage. The Triage solution is a pre-requisite for Cofense PDC services.
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Features
AvananCofense Managed PDR (Phishing Defense Center)
Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
Avanan
8.2
110 Ratings
3% below category average
Cofense Managed PDR (Phishing Defense Center)
-
Ratings
Anti-malware8.3105 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizability8.4106 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Loss Protection8.394 Ratings00 Ratings
Threat Detection9.2106 Ratings00 Ratings
Sandboxing7.194 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption7.576 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tools8.6106 Ratings00 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 7.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
AvananCofense Managed PDR (Phishing Defense Center)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(112 ratings)
9.2
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(5 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.8
(33 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
6.4
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.4
(35 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
In-Person Training
1.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Online Training
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Configurability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AvananCofense Managed PDR (Phishing Defense Center)
Likelihood to Recommend
Check Point Software Technologies
What it says, it provides. It has the Data leak prevention that is the major help while we have to deal with lot of clients at a time. It has the Secure Click that checks any embedded hyperlink so that when we work on emails we don't have to worry about the hidden security threats inside a email.
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Cofense
Cofense Phishing Defense Center (PDC) has saved our team copious amounts of time that we would usually have to spend sifting through all of the hundreds of emails that are reported each day. Having a dedicated team to sort the true positives from the false positives gives ample amount of time to triage the more severe threats that have been reported.
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Pros
Check Point Software Technologies
  • The dashboard for Avanan makes all of the most important information easy to digest.
  • Alerting - specifically, the Geo-Location alerts allow us to see if a user has possibly been compromised.
  • The End-User Email Quarantine experience gives users the ability to request emails be released, which trains them to better spot legitimate emails.
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Cofense
  • Instant detection and elimination of phishing email boxes.
  • Easy to set up.
  • Intuitive and complete GUI interface, being able to create rules, configure exceptions, and generate reports.
  • Optimizes time to eliminate phishing and prevent users from being targeted by internet scams.
  • Good artificial intelligence.
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Cons
Check Point Software Technologies
  • I only ever had one complaint, we had a few hiccups during the setup process. We have now been a customer for two years and have had no further issues. It is likely that the setup pain points have now been resolved as well. Overall the product does what it claims while providing a very intuitive interface.
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Cofense
  • Better integration with established ticketing systems
  • Ability to determine if there were any other recipients of the same email
  • Technical issues when logging into the tool
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Likelihood to Renew
Check Point Software Technologies
Cost, need to make sure the cost is competitive for how many users are using email protection as we move users to MS Teams and don't rely so much on full access to email accounts (both sending and receiving internal and external).
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Cofense
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Usability
Check Point Software Technologies
The end-users love not having their inboxes fill up with extra useless emails. As an administrator, it is simple to implement and maintain. The ability to put something into test mode before going live makes our life a lot easier and less stressful. Avanan has many different components to make your life easier.
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Cofense
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Reliability and Availability
Check Point Software Technologies
Always been available as needed.
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Cofense
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Performance
Check Point Software Technologies
It's not all the time, on occasion the platform can delay email by seven to ten minutes.
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Cofense
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Support Rating
Check Point Software Technologies
Support has always been there for me, they take on suggestions and product improvements quite seriously. I've spoken to techs and you can tell that they care about the product and the service in which they deliver. Avanan support is always responsive in everything I throw them and in most cases they don't tell me how to build out a widget or custom query, they actually do it for me and send it to me.
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Cofense
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In-Person Training
Check Point Software Technologies
There was no in person training.
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Cofense
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Online Training
Check Point Software Technologies
Takes a lot to get a 10 out of 10.
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Cofense
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Implementation Rating
Check Point Software Technologies
Ensure system administration and exchange admin are up to speed on Avanan
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Cofense
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Alternatives Considered
Check Point Software Technologies
Avanan has a one-click solution, which subscribers or clients use to deploy a new security update. Further, Avanan has the protection of any cloud application, which means, it bypasses any security threat and maintain the set safety processes. Finally, data leakage is a shield that Avanan has deployed, a very smooth process in the firm.
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Cofense
This product just successfully conquers its competitors and alternatives. This is because upgrades and improvement in software play a very important role, as with upgrades, a user feels connected with the platform. No one likes using outdated software, so [...] I find this product to be the best option out of all, as it is continuously in the race [to become] the best. I always see some upgrades [...] which makes me a happy user, unlike other alternatives.
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Scalability
Check Point Software Technologies
It does what they claim and then some.
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Cofense
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Return on Investment
Check Point Software Technologies
  • Improved risk mitigation by providing additional layer protection for M365.
  • Easy to setup and configure. No expert knowledge required and no downtime required.
  • Customizable license count. No need to buy the same number of mailbox users if you really don't want to protect some unused mailboxes.
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Cofense
  • Reduced volume to support teams.
  • Provided in-house resources time to work on other projects.
  • Provides a clean and effective interface with teammates.
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