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Score 9.7 out of 100
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Score 10 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

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

Avast Email Security
9.1
Proofpoint Essentials
8.6
Anti-malware
Avast Email Security
9.0
Proofpoint Essentials
8.0
Cusomizability
Avast Email Security
9.0
Proofpoint Essentials
8.0
Data Loss Protection
Avast Email Security
10.0
Proofpoint Essentials
Threat Detection
Avast Email Security
9.0
Proofpoint Essentials
8.0
Sandboxing
Avast Email Security
9.0
Proofpoint Essentials
End-to-End Encryption
Avast Email Security
9.0
Proofpoint Essentials
9.0
Management Tools
Avast Email Security
9.0
Proofpoint Essentials
10.0

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

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

Avast Email Security

  • I have not experienced any issues that I can list here.
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

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

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

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

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

Pricing Details

Avast Email Security

General

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

Proofpoint Essentials

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
Proofpoint Essentials
10.0

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