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Feature Set Ratings

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

Secure Email Gateway

8.7

Avanan

87%
6.2

Sophos Email

62%
Avanan ranks higher in 6/7 features

Anti-malware

8.9
89%
110 Ratings
5.0
50%
15 Ratings

Cusomizability

8.8
88%
111 Ratings
4.5
45%
15 Ratings

Data Loss Protection

8.6
86%
98 Ratings
8.5
85%
11 Ratings

Threat Detection

9.4
94%
111 Ratings
4.9
49%
14 Ratings

Sandboxing

8.1
81%
98 Ratings
7.1
71%
10 Ratings

End-to-End Encryption

8.1
81%
81 Ratings
8.4
84%
13 Ratings

Management Tools

8.9
89%
111 Ratings
5.2
52%
15 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Avanan is rated higher in 4 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Usability, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Avanan

91%
117 Ratings
4.8

Sophos Email

48%
18 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Avanan

90%
5 Ratings
2.2

Sophos Email

22%
2 Ratings

Usability

8.8

Avanan

88%
33 Ratings
8.2

Sophos Email

82%
9 Ratings

Availability

9.1

Avanan

91%
1 Rating

Sophos Email

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

6.4

Avanan

64%
1 Rating

Sophos Email

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.4

Avanan

94%
35 Ratings
6.9

Sophos Email

69%
12 Ratings

In-Person Training

1.0

Avanan

10%
1 Rating

Sophos Email

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

8.2

Avanan

82%
1 Rating

Sophos Email

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

8.8

Avanan

88%
2 Ratings

Sophos Email

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

9.1

Avanan

91%
2 Ratings

Sophos Email

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

Avanan

91%
1 Rating

Sophos Email

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor post-sale

9.1

Avanan

91%
2 Ratings

Sophos Email

N/A
0 Ratings

Vendor pre-sale

9.1

Avanan

91%
2 Ratings

Sophos Email

N/A
0 Ratings

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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Sophos

If trying to ensure the email is secure from a certain degree of threats like spam, ransomware and even phishing attacks than Sophos Secure Email Gateway is the answer. In our organization, it's been implemented and none of the security incidents related to those attacks that rooted from email is reported. And Sophos Secure Email Gateway has one of the best email encryption methods we found on the market.
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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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Sophos

  • We could customize it to have a certain level of workflow. We manage to enforce certain email (based on key-phrases) to be quarantined before send it to the recipient. And the email needs to be approved (manually) before being released.
  • For certain type (using regex) of email, we will encrypt it if it's sent outside our organization domain.
  • Scalable
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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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Sophos

  • Rules processing does not perform impersonation filtering properly. For example, if the email gets classified as spam the impersonation rule is not processed against it. This means your users will release these quarantined emails to their inboxes. Impersonation rules should be a top-level rule.
  • The product boasts it has AI and advanced processing but regularly lets credential harvesting emails through constantly. URL filtering does not block them and when they are reported it takes up to an hour to block the malicious URL in the filtering. This is too slow since users typically are clicking on these links in emails within minutes
  • Support is nonchalant with no sense of urgency. They don't follow simple requests for contact hours and will reach out to you hours after your day has ended. Support engineers agree with you that the product fails to meet standards and think this is an ok thing.
  • Emails will get rejected by unknown filters and require research to be done against logs by Sophos support. This is absurd, if an email is blocked it should not require a support ticket for investigating
  • The processing of rules is inconsistent. The same email from the same email address and same IP address is classified as SPAM for some and allowed for others
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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.

Sophos Email

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Sophos Email 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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    Sophos

    It was easy to use and easy to implement. You don't need previous knowledge on the products, after we got this up and running, it took us hours to put everything together. The transition was easy and seamless.
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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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    Sophos

    It's mostly great and for policies and features, it does everything we would ask it to and more. The only thing keeping it from being a 10 is the lack of granularity in the reporting, which is actually an issue within Sophos Central as a whole. The ability to drill down from dashboards into accurate, detailed data would be very helpful at times.
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    Reliability and Availability

    Check Point Software Technologies

    Always been available as needed.
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    Sophos

    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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    Sophos

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Sophos

    Each time we're contacting Sophos Email Support we are getting a very quick answer and when it is urgent the local team can even do an escalation in such way to handle the situation in urgency; once done, we are called the same day, sometimes the same hour to see how to help us unblock our issue and find a way out.
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    In-Person Training

    Check Point Software Technologies

    There was no in person training.
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    Sophos

    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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    Sophos

    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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    Sophos

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Sophos

    I have only tried Sophos Email, and I find it to be a very useful tool, as it protects against information leakage such as fraudulent emails, cloud sandboxing and quarantine, which are essential functions and the product works excellent.
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    Scalability

    Check Point Software Technologies

    It does what they claim and then some.
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    Sophos

    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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    Sophos

    • Sophos Email has been protecting our users, including the administrative branch, who are the target of attacks most frequently.
    • Every month Sophos Email stops about 100,000 malicious emails. We calculate that if these attacks have saved the company time, it prevents us from having a lot of support staff to attend to the cases.
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