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Avanan

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Score 9 out of 100

Microsoft Exchange

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Avanan ranks higher in 1 feature set: Secure Email Gateway

Secure Email Gateway

8.7

Avanan

87%
8.1

Microsoft Exchange

81%
Avanan ranks higher in 6/7 features

Anti-malware

9.0
90%
110 Ratings
8.1
81%
77 Ratings

Cusomizability

8.8
88%
110 Ratings
7.9
79%
90 Ratings

Data Loss Protection

8.6
86%
98 Ratings
8.6
86%
80 Ratings

Threat Detection

9.4
94%
111 Ratings
8.1
81%
77 Ratings

Sandboxing

8.1
81%
97 Ratings
7.4
74%
57 Ratings

End-to-End Encryption

8.1
81%
81 Ratings
8.3
83%
78 Ratings

Management Tools

8.9
89%
111 Ratings
8.4
84%
92 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Avanan is rated higher in 5 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Configurability, Vendor post-sale, Vendor pre-sale
  • Microsoft Exchange is rated higher in 6 areas: Usability, Availability, Performance, Support Rating, Implementation Rating, Product Scalability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Avanan

91%
117 Ratings
8.7

Microsoft Exchange

87%
114 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Avanan

90%
5 Ratings
8.8

Microsoft Exchange

88%
3 Ratings

Usability

8.8

Avanan

88%
33 Ratings
9.4

Microsoft Exchange

94%
2 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Avanan

91%
1 Rating
10.0

Microsoft Exchange

100%
1 Rating

Performance

6.4

Avanan

64%
1 Rating
9.0

Microsoft Exchange

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

9.4

Avanan

94%
34 Ratings
9.6

Microsoft Exchange

96%
23 Ratings

In-Person Training

1.0

Avanan

10%
1 Rating

Microsoft Exchange

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

8.2

Avanan

82%
1 Rating

Microsoft Exchange

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.7

Avanan

87%
2 Ratings
10.0

Microsoft Exchange

100%
1 Rating

Configurability

9.1

Avanan

91%
2 Ratings
7.0

Microsoft Exchange

70%
1 Rating

Ease of integration

Avanan

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0

Microsoft Exchange

50%
1 Rating

Product Scalability

9.1

Avanan

91%
1 Rating
10.0

Microsoft Exchange

100%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

9.1

Avanan

91%
2 Ratings
5.0

Microsoft Exchange

50%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

9.1

Avanan

91%
2 Ratings
8.0

Microsoft Exchange

80%
1 Rating

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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Microsoft

For a medium and larger size company, Microsoft Exchange brings a lot of value for a company. The solution is scalable, can be deployed on multiple devices, is cloud compatible and Microsoft brings a lot of support when needed. It is a great collaboration platform that helps teams to schedule and exchange information.
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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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Microsoft

  • Possibility to set up many criteria for when an email is delivered.
  • It's possible to set up various folders, each with its own retention policy.
  • Complete and Total solution, It performs everything you need it to do, down to sending emails and setting reminders.
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Cons

Check Point Software Technologies

  • Sometimes, it's not easy to find why the email has been moved to spam or blocked
  • Tuning takes time, sometime query just don't work even everything is right.
  • UI can be made more user friendly, so that it will be easier to operate
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Microsoft

  • Identifying the source of an issue and fixing it can be challenging. Some of the problems that develop in Exchange are not obvious, even to seasoned administrators.
  • The hardware and, more significantly, the software needed for such exchange are expensive.
  • You don't want a newbie to put this up or manage it. Skilled administrators with knowledge of Microsoft Exchange are required.
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Pricing Details

Avanan

Starting Price

$4 per user per month

Editions & Modules

Avanan editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Advanced Anti-Phishing$4.001
Complete Malware Protection$5.002
Full-Suite Protection$8.003

Footnotes

  1. per user per month
  2. per user per month
  3. per user per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Prices for fewer than 500 users.

Microsoft Exchange

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Microsoft Exchange editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    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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    Microsoft

    It is the best, and perhaps only, email solution worth considering.
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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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    Microsoft

    Microsoft Exchange is well suited for inexperienced Messaging Admins and veterans alike. If you have no idea of the fundamentals of modern email (SMTP, mail headers, MX Records, SPF/DKIM, Encryption, etc.) and just need to get people's mailboxes and calendars the support they need, you can use it with confidence. If you are an old pro and want to leverage and dovetail your Powershell and AD with Exchange, you will be rewarded for your efforts.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Check Point Software Technologies

    Always been available as needed.
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    Microsoft

    Exchange is setup with multiple servers behind load balancers to provide high availability.
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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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    Microsoft

    I would say it's the best email product I've experienced.
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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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    Microsoft

    We have a good enterprise agreement with Microsoft which affords us quick phone support. I have found the support staff knowledgeable and prompt with a solution when required. At times it may be difficult to schedule a call back, this is mainly due to our need for calls early in the morning which happens to be during a shift change at Microsoft support.
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    In-Person Training

    Check Point Software Technologies

    There was no in person training.
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    Microsoft

    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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    Microsoft

    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    Check Point Software Technologies

    Ensure system administration and exchange admin are up to speed on Avanan
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    Microsoft

    Implementation/conversion can be quite complex and, unless you have certified Exchange administrators in-house, you should strongly consider a 3rd party consultant for this implementation.
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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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    Microsoft

    Microsoft Exchange Product The best cloud-based enterprise-grade archiving platform with a host of features that enable files to be securely archived and retrieved with advanced search options. This tool is very easy to use and has a User-friendly interface. It is a highly reliable platform that allows all employees to automatically store their data without any limitations. It offers a cost-effective solution with customized policy management. We are happy that the customer support team is always fast and concerned, and the product's uninterrupted service experience. It is very good that it stores data in real-time without losing it, even in the event of a disaster. The cost-effective solution and integration with other tools are seamless.
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    Scalability

    Check Point Software Technologies

    It does what they claim and then some.
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    Microsoft

    The only time Exchange has failed us is when we did something to cause the failure.
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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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    Microsoft

    • After testing I found Exchange very good at removing/quarantining malware.
    • The Global Address List is great for finding the correct person within the organization to deal with.
    • The Clutter feature is terrible. Sometimes putting important emails into that folder for no discernible reason.
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