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Avanan

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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Avanan

I have been asked, and I will continually recommend Avanan to friends and colleagues. This is a solution that just works. Simple, and easy to install. It took us under 30-minutes to implement. We are continually amazed at how well this product works for our company.
Ed Gray | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiMail

FortiMail is useful for small businesses and large companies. If you are looking to filter inbound and outbound email, then it will do an effective job of keeping your network safe. The virus, malware, spam definitions are updated on a daily basis and will help any company that is looking to eliminate spam and malware.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Avanan
8.4
FortiMail
9.5
Anti-malware
Avanan
8.8
FortiMail
9.6
Cusomizability
Avanan
8.0
FortiMail
8.9
Data Loss Protection
Avanan
8.0
FortiMail
9.8
Threat Detection
Avanan
8.7
FortiMail
9.5
Sandboxing
Avanan
8.5
FortiMail
9.0
End-to-End Encryption
Avanan
8.5
FortiMail
10.0
Management Tools
Avanan
8.1
FortiMail
9.9

Pros

Avanan

  • 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.
Nathaniel Roebuck | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiMail

  • Protects email (virus, spam, ransomware).
  • Webmail is intuitive.
  • Stable platform.
  • Integration with other FortiGate products.
Daniel J. Canto Bonilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avanan

  • Emails the platform sends out after setup require customization they're very basic and unreadable
  • Support is overwhelmed at this point
  • [The] initial implementation we fast but confusing to a point some things we skipped that were discussed during the demo and never got done when put into production.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiMail

  • I would like to see a recommended config come base on the box.
  • I would like to see a secure score type area.
Cody McNeill | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avanan

Avanan 8.2
Based on 1 answer
We've just started using the product and have another 7 months to go under contract. At this point I'd renew, Avanan continues to improve the product as well as their support.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Avanan

Avanan 8.7
Based on 31 answers
Usability is so easy. It was a quick configuration with entering in some credentials, accepting terms and permissions and before you know it it's already going through and taking a look at existing emails. Portal is very easy to use and there are always updates with decent logs. The new UI is great and highly intuitive.
Paul Maranzano | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Avanan

Avanan 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Always been available as needed.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Avanan

Avanan 6.4
Based on 1 answer
It's not all the time, on occasion the platform can delay email by seven to ten minutes.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Avanan

Avanan 8.5
Based on 32 answers
Avanan support always is ready to respond to user requests and typically does it in an exceptionally quick timeframe. Most requests are not even needed to be escalated as their team will look at active threats and deal with them before they are even a problem. Monthly meetups are also great in obtaining our needs as well as showing us what is new and in the horizon.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiMail

FortiMail 9.3
Based on 4 answers
Any time I've had to use the support, it has been great! They always will recommend certain options, as well as explain what they do and why they are there. The support always gets back to me the same day, and are always pleasant to deal with. I never hesitate to call.
Cody McNeill | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

Avanan

Avanan 1.0
Based on 1 answer
There was no in person training.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Online Training

Avanan

Avanan 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Takes a lot to get a 10 out of 10.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Avanan

We selected Avanan based on compelling evidence and performance. The product simply stands up and does so higher than Mimecast, Barracuda, and other such products with a very reasonable price point. It's the most effective weapon against spammers and phishing that we have used to date. Avanan has a human factor that other products do not.
Gus Gilchrist | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiMail

FortiMail works much better than the previous product we used, McAfee Email Gateway.
Tom Parker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Avanan

Avanan 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It does what they claim and then some.
Eric Rise | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiMail

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Avanan

  • 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.
Kishor Kumar TB | TrustRadius Reviewer

FortiMail

  • Less virus detected by computer, stopped before.
  • Way less fishing attempts.
  • Doesn't need too much resources.
Tommy Boucher | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Avanan

General

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

Avanan Editions & Modules

Edition
Advanced Anti-Phishing$4.001
Complete Malware Protection$5.001
Full-Suite Protection$8.001
  1. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details
Prices for fewer than 500 users.

FortiMail

General

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

FortiMail Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

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