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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Cloud Email Security

We have multiple locations (both official and non-official/remote work location/work from home sections) that heavily benefit from the protection that Cisco Cloud Email Security provides. We are confident that in the case the local effects this pandemic is further prolonged in certain areas ([lock downs], quarantines, and so on), we can easily (and prefer) and safely allow our people to continue working from the comfort, and security of their chosen location.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Darktrace

Darktrace would be well suited to any environment really; the only constraint would be the budget. The cost scales on the number of devices to be monitored by the product, so it can be quite expensive in larger environments. Any company that would benefit from having 24/7 monitoring of their network would find that this product would suit that need perfectly. It can also create a number of reports, which is useful if you have any requirement to present periodic figures and statistics for your network. There are also additional features available and in development such as Antigena, which can be configured to allow potential threats to be automatically mitigated; it can block connections to a certain address, using certain ports, or it can enforce "normal behaviour" where it will only allow a machine to communicate in a way that Darktrace has observed before and considers normal. This has huge benefits particularly for 24/7 organisations where you don't have the ability to have someone monitoring the network personally at all times, as it could stop a malware outbreak in its tracks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Cisco Cloud Email Security
7.4
Darktrace
Anti-malware
Cisco Cloud Email Security
8.5
Darktrace
Cusomizability
Cisco Cloud Email Security
6.8
Darktrace
Data Loss Protection
Cisco Cloud Email Security
6.9
Darktrace
Threat Detection
Cisco Cloud Email Security
8.2
Darktrace
Sandboxing
Cisco Cloud Email Security
8.0
Darktrace
End-to-End Encryption
Cisco Cloud Email Security
7.2
Darktrace
Management Tools
Cisco Cloud Email Security
6.0
Darktrace

Pros

Cisco Cloud Email Security

  • Advanced malware protection.
  • Integration with Office365.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Darktrace

  • It did an ok job of analyzing and collecting data. It used a span (mirrored) port and then using its own algorithm developed flow records.
  • It did an ok job of segmenting traffic into networks - not always correctly, but ok.
  • It tried to identify devices by type - once again, it did ok, but not that great.
Matthew Frederickson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Cloud Email Security

  • On certain client machines, we found that the software prevented the opening of innocuous email attachments flagging them as potentially harmful.
  • Emails with large attachment sizes can sometimes slow down the email loading process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Darktrace

  • False positives. Darktrace uses "AI" to create its alerts for "unusual" or "malicious" activity. It is very common to see an alert for completely benign and normal device behavior - PC tries to print for the first time in a while, for example.
  • Antigena actions. To some extent, this is a continuation of the previous point. Darktrace can break the network connectivity of the suspected device automatically. The excessive number of false positives makes administrators reluctant to use this feature, though. Also, the default Antigena actions are not relevant to real-world problems as I saw them in my experience with Darktrace.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Cloud Email Security

Cisco Cloud Email Security 9.1
Based on 1 answer
It's an essential component of of security in general, making the usability 10/10 for us given that as I've previously mentioned, most (if not all) of our workers are currently remote.

With this massive increase in "remote" locations, entails a massive increase in possible points of breach, hence, additional security is a must!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Darktrace

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Cloud Email Security

Cisco Cloud Email Security 8.7
Based on 3 answers
Cisco TAC support is very good since they have engineers available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Important to mention that you must have the support of the solution enabled to be able to receive a response from TAC and that we can be taken care of. The only drawback may be that they will not be able to see settings of the email provider you use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Darktrace

Darktrace 9.5
Based on 4 answers
Any time I have had any issue with Darktrace, I've been able to contact an engineer through their support desk, and I have always had a very speedy response. Even when the issue has been caused by something outside of the Darktrace devices, they have still been very keen to try to help and identify what the problem was. The customer portal also has a large number of videos and guides that you can use to educate yourself on the product
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Cloud Email Security

Cisco was at least better than or equal to the others but within our budget. It provided all of the services of anti-spam, content filtering, anti-virus, DLP, encrypted email service, scalability, and more than the others. Cisco name and reputation were also key in our decision.
Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Darktrace

We have not evaluated others as they seem to be in their own class.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Cloud Email Security

  • Saves us precious resources by blocking unwanted E-mail right at the edge of our network.
  • Users can work more efficient when all spam and malware is stopped before reaching their inboxes.
  • Enables us to protect our outgoing mail with DKIM signing and validate all incoming mail on the most modern securiry standards.
Wouter Hindriks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Darktrace

  • We had an ROI just during the POC. DarkTrace helped us identify a ransomware attack and we stopped it before it happened.
  • The weekly reports more than pay for itself within the first few months.
  • The powerful search capability helps us solve problems where other solutions fall short.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Cloud Email Security

General

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

Darktrace

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Cloud Email Security
8.2
Darktrace
9.1

Usability

Cisco Cloud Email Security
9.1
Darktrace

Support Rating

Cisco Cloud Email Security
8.7
Darktrace
9.5

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