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Score 9.7 out of 100

Microsoft Exchange

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast Email Security

Avast Email Security is ideal for people who care [about] email security. With Avast Email Security you need not worry about spamming and malware attacks. Also, if you regularly share confidential information, Avast Email Security comes in handy when it comes to encrypting emails to ensure no unauthorized access. Therefore, the software is ideal for many companies and professionals such as doctors, accountants, and insurance firms.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange is very well suited for larger organizations that have offices spread across the globe. This way all staff can still access their mailboxes from any where. But for smaller individual offices, it may be more advantageous to just sign on to a web service to access email instead of Microsoft Exchange.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Avast Email Security
9.1
Microsoft Exchange
7.5
Anti-malware
Avast Email Security
9.0
Microsoft Exchange
7.4
Cusomizability
Avast Email Security
9.0
Microsoft Exchange
7.3
Data Loss Protection
Avast Email Security
10.0
Microsoft Exchange
8.0
Threat Detection
Avast Email Security
9.0
Microsoft Exchange
7.5
Sandboxing
Avast Email Security
9.0
Microsoft Exchange
6.4
End-to-End Encryption
Avast Email Security
9.0
Microsoft Exchange
7.7
Management Tools
Avast Email Security
9.0
Microsoft Exchange
8.3

Pros

Avast Email Security

  • Avast Email Security is so easy to use and anyone can decrypt and encrypt emails
  • The software offers better protection to emails
  • The software is relatively affordable
  • With Avast Email Security, it is easy to manage inbox sizes of individual emails
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

  • [Microsoft] Exchange is the gold standard for Corporate email. It is flawless in maintaining and delivering email to all of our users. It has been around so long the thing it does the best is just work. Most of the flaws and bugs are already out of the system.
  • The GUI management tools for MS Exchange, whether Online or on-premise, are fairly well documented and for the most part fairly easy to use.
  • [Microsoft] Exchange gives you the option to have an all in one box solution. Its not recommended but for smaller shops its a nice alternative to a more extensive setup that requires multiple servers.
  • If sized correctly, MS Exchanges is fine tuned out of the box to be fairly quick and responsive as to email delivery.
Jeffrey Rudacille | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avast Email Security

  • I have not experienced any issues that I can list here.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

  • Some of our customers have asked for a feature called 'plus addressing'. This is widely used in the Linux/Gmail email systems but is not available on Exchange.
  • Inbox rules. The basics are there, however, there is some need for a more robust method of catching and sorting email. Some rule editors include a RegEx editor that would allow for this.
  • As of a few years ago, MS has been focusing more on their development efforts on their cloud solution and now so much on the on-premises application. Most feel that the new features do not make it to the on-prem application, forcing corporations to migrate to the cloud.
  • Anti-SPAM and AntiVirus. MS Exchange has never done a great job of keeping the bad email out of the system. This has opened up an opportunity for other companies to take advantage of selling an email firewall to catch a bad email before reaching Exchange.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avast Email Security

No score
No answers yet
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Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is the best, and perhaps only, email solution worth considering.
Jerry Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avast Email Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The product is highly functional and easy to use.
Jerry Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avast Email Security

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange 8.4
Based on 16 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Avast Email Security

No score
No answers yet
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Microsoft Exchange

Microsoft Exchange 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Jerry Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avast Email Security

Avast Email Security is a great tool more so if your have other Avast products. It is easy to use, very secure and offers great features to protect your emails. It is the best I have used
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

There is nothing I've seen in any organization I've been part of in over 20 years that's been used in place as the corporate solution for email. The standardization of Exchange across nearly all major corporations and government agencies is near complete I not really aware of any viable alternatives. There is Yahoo or Google, but these are not used by anyone I've worked for so no really things to compare against.
Mark Metz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avast Email Security

  • By keeping spamming and other online threats away, we do not have to worry about corrupt emails or hacking instances.
  • With Avast Email Security, we do not have to worry about data loss
  • Avast Email Security makes it easy to encrypt and decrypt emails thereby ensuring data privacy
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Microsoft Exchange

  • There have been hiccups and downtime with our on-premise installation but overall the local installation has saved us money in the long run versus paying a monthly fee for ~125 mailboxes.
  • Our internet service likes to take mid-day breaks every so often. Having a local Exchange server allows us to continue to communicate internally and manage meetings, presentation, and other events at our site.
  • Despite the overall good that Exchange has provided our organization it is a time suck. Managing the server, spam appliance, backups, and storage space is a constant battle and has taken away from some of our other initiatives. This is not specific to Exchange but any on-premise email server.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Avast Email Security

General

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

Microsoft Exchange

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avast Email Security
10.0
Microsoft Exchange
8.8

Likelihood to Renew

Avast Email Security
Microsoft Exchange
10.0

Usability

Avast Email Security
Microsoft Exchange
10.0

Support Rating

Avast Email Security
Microsoft Exchange
8.4

Implementation Rating

Avast Email Security
Microsoft Exchange
10.0

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