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Score 9.3 out of 100
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Score 9.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Avanan

Avanan fits really well for anyone using Office 365 or Google GSuite who is concerned with cyber security. It detects threats which bypass the inbuilt protections in Office 365, and threats which are not detected by standard email filtering solutions. It includes features such as suspicious account logins from multiple geographic locations within a short space of time.It is possible to provide email protection in a Hybrid Exchange environment, but some functionality is lost in this scenario, so may not be the best choice for anyone still using on-premise Exchange servers.
David Hall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proofpoint Essentials

I would definitely recommend it for fast and easy deployment with no need of constant managing solution. It is a solid solution that will do all what you need for the email security. Especially when you have a small IT team or even do not have enough experienced specialists to handle email security questions - Proofpoint is what I would recommend to use. I gave it 9 of 10 points only because of the price, you can find find more cheap solutions on the market.
Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Avanan
9.2
Proofpoint Essentials
8.6
Anti-malware
Avanan
10.0
Proofpoint Essentials
8.0
Cusomizability
Avanan
8.5
Proofpoint Essentials
8.0
Data Loss Protection
Avanan
8.5
Proofpoint Essentials
Threat Detection
Avanan
10.0
Proofpoint Essentials
8.0
Sandboxing
Avanan
9.0
Proofpoint Essentials
End-to-End Encryption
Avanan
10.0
Proofpoint Essentials
9.0
Management Tools
Avanan
8.5
Proofpoint Essentials
10.0

Pros

Avanan

  • Spam and phishing mitigation
  • DLP
  • Customer support
Gus Gilchrist | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proofpoint Essentials

  • Easy to use
  • Automated user account creation
  • Automated user account deletion
  • Lots of options to make it work for your specific environment
Daniel Merkl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avanan

  • I would like a phone support option.
  • I would like better admin access security for the portal; it is limited right now.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proofpoint Essentials

  • Add encryption (secure emails) of outbound email to Business license.
  • Real-time user creations. Now it applies changes only in the beginning of the next hour.
  • More appearance customization for portal.
  • Sometimes it is blocking the same domain or sender again and again even if it was release and approved.
Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avanan

Avanan 9.3
Based on 3 answers
Avanan does what it's supposed to do with regard to protecting your email system. It eliminates a very high number of spoofs, phishes, spam, or other malicious emails from compromising our systems. We found that the prices along with the performance were well worth the investment compared to other comparable options in the market.
Mark Kaplan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proofpoint Essentials

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Avanan

Avanan 9.0
Based on 4 answers
The support team have always been quick to respond and helpful, whenever we have reached out to them. They have also taken on feedback for product improvements and have generally implemented these fairly quickly, which is fantastic to see. I really can't fault the support we have received from the team at Avanan.
David Hall | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proofpoint Essentials

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

Proofpoint Essentials

I think Proofpoint is a lot easier to use and has a simpler design. I also really like the automated user creation and deletion which I'm not sure if Symantec had. We had use Symantec through an old MSP so it wasn't a decision we made to change but I would have changed if it was our [decision.]
Daniel Merkl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avanan

  • Less contact with the helpdesk now, because users aren't getting emails that are malicious.
  • It saves time with having to scan computers for viruses when opening certain emails.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Proofpoint Essentials

  • We are a financial company that requires a lot of regulations on the information security side, so Proofpoint is one of the key tools that closes lots of potential security breaches.
  • Decreased almost to zero the number of SPAM, Fraud and Phishing attacks.
  • Using that solution doesn't require to have a dedicated specialist for email security.
Valery Mezentsau | 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.

Proofpoint Essentials

General

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

Proofpoint Essentials Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avanan
9.3
Proofpoint Essentials
9.9

Usability

Avanan
9.3
Proofpoint Essentials

Support Rating

Avanan
9.0
Proofpoint Essentials

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