Avanan vs. FortiMail

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avanan
Score 8.9 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
FortiMail
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
FortiMail is an email messaging security platform, from Fortinet headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.N/A
Pricing
AvananFortiMail
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
AvananFortiMail
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPrices for fewer than 500 users.
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Community Pulse
AvananFortiMail
Considered Both Products
Avanan
Chose Avanan
I have used Cisco's secure Email, one of the major dislike is User Interface that is buggy and not user friendly. It does not update it's database for spam sites. Integration process takes much time whereas Avanan takes very less time. Cisco Secure Email sometimes deletes the …
FortiMail

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
AvananFortiMail
Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
Avanan
8.1
110 Ratings
4% below category average
FortiMail
9.9
4 Ratings
16% above category average
Anti-malware8.3105 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Customizability8.2106 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Data Loss Protection8.294 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Threat Detection9.1106 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Sandboxing6.994 Ratings10.02 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption7.476 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Management Tools8.4106 Ratings10.04 Ratings
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User Ratings
AvananFortiMail
Likelihood to Recommend
8.3
(112 ratings)
10.0
(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
9.3
(35 ratings)
9.5
(2 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
AvananFortiMail
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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Fortinet
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.
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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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Fortinet
  • FortiMail earned a AAA rating from SE Labs and a 99.78%.
  • Spam Capture Rate from Virus Bulletin.
  • The solution has an effective Antivirus module that protects from malicious URLs and attachments.
  • It also has an integrated cloud sandbox or can be integrated with a physical or virtual appliance (with an additional license).
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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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Fortinet
  • I would like to see a recommended config come base on the box.
  • I would like to see a secure score type area.
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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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Fortinet
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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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Fortinet
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Reliability and Availability
Check Point Software Technologies
Always been available as needed.
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Fortinet
No answers on this topic
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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Fortinet
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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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Fortinet
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.
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In-Person Training
Check Point Software Technologies
There was no in person training.
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Fortinet
No answers on this topic
Online Training
Check Point Software Technologies
Takes a lot to get a 10 out of 10.
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Fortinet
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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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Fortinet
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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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Fortinet
I have used Barracuda Email Security in the past and FortiMail is just as effective. The interface is easy to use, and the configuration is straightforward in setting it up to work with Microsoft Exchange. Spam detection is effective, as well as malware/viruses and phishing attempts. Overall it is a great service.
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Scalability
Check Point Software Technologies
It does what they claim and then some.
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Fortinet
No answers on this topic
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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Fortinet
  • It has been positive since we do not have mail crashes and we protect the information that is transmitted by these means.
  • The costs are very accessible.
  • Easy deployment and implementation.
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