Avanan vs. Symantec Email Security.cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Avanan
Score 8.7 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
Symantec Email Security.cloud
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
Symantec Email Security.cloud filters unwanted messages and protects users from targeted attacks. The service has self- learning capabilities and Symantec intelligence to deliver highly effective and accurate email security. Encryption and data loss prevention help you control sensitive data. It supports Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps, on premises or hosted Microsoft Exchange, and other mailbox services, delivering always-on, inbound and outbound messaging security. It is designed…N/A
Pricing
AvananSymantec Email Security.cloud
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
AvananSymantec Email Security.cloud
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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AvananSymantec Email Security.cloud
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Features
AvananSymantec Email Security.cloud
Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
Avanan
8.2
110 Ratings
3% below category average
Symantec Email Security.cloud
9.6
2 Ratings
13% above category average
Anti-malware8.3105 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Customizability8.4106 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Data Loss Protection8.394 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Threat Detection9.2106 Ratings9.92 Ratings
Sandboxing7.294 Ratings9.01 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption7.676 Ratings9.82 Ratings
Management Tools8.6106 Ratings9.82 Ratings
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User Ratings
AvananSymantec Email Security.cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(112 ratings)
10.0
(3 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
9.4
(35 ratings)
8.0
(1 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
AvananSymantec Email Security.cloud
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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Broadcom
If you don't want to have any spam or malware in your mailbox, Symantec Email Security.cloud is the solution to choose. Also, if you need to have some security features, like DLP, it has them embedded!
We have also been using reporting a lot to see how many emails have been sent, where they delivered, and so on.
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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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Broadcom
  • Advanced scanning of email and threats beyond simple Antispam services
  • Sandbox testing of attachments prior to delivery of email to test against malicious threats such as Ransomware
  • Spearphishing prevention to avoid impersonation attacks and potential wire transfer requests
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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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Broadcom
  • Outbound encryption could be improved to allow for advanced connections to other organizations' PKI keyservers.
  • The user interface could be a little more friendly, finding advanced features sometimes takes a little more time with hunting and clicking to get to the correct page.
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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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Broadcom
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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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Broadcom
No answers on this topic
Reliability and Availability
Check Point Software Technologies
Always been available as needed.
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Broadcom
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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Broadcom
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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Broadcom
In very tricky cases, it takes time to explain it to the support personnel as they don't get your problem from the first couple of emails.
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In-Person Training
Check Point Software Technologies
There was no in person training.
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Broadcom
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Online Training
Check Point Software Technologies
Takes a lot to get a 10 out of 10.
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Broadcom
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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Broadcom
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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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Broadcom
Barracuda's ESS is the premier product, it boasts outbound email encryption as an included service as well as all of the security features of Symantec Email Security.cloud. Sophos is on the same level as SES.c but is not quite as feature rich.
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Scalability
Check Point Software Technologies
It does what they claim and then some.
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Broadcom
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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Broadcom
  • Our previous solution was very manual. The ROI has been in less manual intervention from the admins and freeing up their already busy schedules.
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