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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Cloud Email Security

It is an absolutely necessary tool with the increase in phishing and malware emails that can pose potential threats to our data. It is great in every aspect. It lets administrators have control over which mails can be sent and received. It can be difficult for a regular user to understand all those features and settings it has. It requires additional training without which it's hard to use to its full potential.
Sandeep Reyyi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

Mimecast has been great at filtering our email for spam, phishing attempts, and potentially dangerous email attachments. We have been very happy with the reliability of the Mimecast services - I don't remember it being down in 2 years of using the service. My one complaint is that the admin console is not very easy to navigate, which makes some of the services difficult to implement. That being said, their support team has been great about walking us through these issues.
Josh Cope | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Cisco Cloud Email Security
7.4
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
8.6
Anti-malware
Cisco Cloud Email Security
8.1
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
8.7
Cusomizability
Cisco Cloud Email Security
7.2
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
8.0
Data Loss Protection
Cisco Cloud Email Security
7.1
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
8.9
Threat Detection
Cisco Cloud Email Security
8.2
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
9.0
Sandboxing
Cisco Cloud Email Security
7.4
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
9.2
End-to-End Encryption
Cisco Cloud Email Security
7.2
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
9.2
Management Tools
Cisco Cloud Email Security
6.8
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
7.7

Pros

Cisco Cloud Email Security

  • Cisco Email Security addresses all the major forms of data attacks like phishing, ransomware and malware propagation.
  • Its content encryption capabilities safeguard against any data loss potential through outgoing emails.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

  • Email retention - convenience for the end-users to access older messages even if they've deleted them from Outlook
  • SPAM management - allows us to prevent SPAM and Phishing attacks with custom policies that fit our organizational needs
  • URL protection - allows incoming emails with a URL to be scanned and protects our end-users from clicking on malicious URLs
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Cloud Email Security

  • Outlook integration in terms of a plug-in would be great. Currently, users can't add something to a blacklist or whitelist directly from Outlook.
  • Management of the platform is done from two portals the ESA and SMA. It would be nice to have it all in one management portal.
  • A quick start management guide would be nice. The manual is over 1,000 pages, so there is definitely a lot of functionality in this service.
Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

  • The Admin Management console is absurdly complicated. For every first time we wanted to setup we've had to call their support for assistance. Support is quick and fantastic but it's so difficult to do anything yourself. They seem to have gone out of their way to call features unique things instead of using standard language from other providers so you as an IT professional know what you're looking for to setup.
  • They have lots of KB articles, which their support will point you to. They are written on the most basic level and don't actually provide the help you need. For example, the KB page will tell you the list of options on the page... but not actually tell you what you do, why you might use them, or define their terminology.
  • Their email threat management system has several nice features. One of the features available is that it will rewrite links in emails so that users click the link and it sandboxes the link, testing it on their server space and the user sees it there. This means the actual link in the email gets changed to the address of one of their servers. As a law firm, the EXACT LINKS are important to maintain in our communications and editing actual data from our clients to point to a Mimecast server is an unacceptable practice. I wish they had an alternative that did not edit the link itself on the page.
Debbie Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Cloud Email Security

Cisco Cloud Email Security 8.6
Based on 2 answers
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

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Cloud Email Security

Cisco Cloud Email Security 8.3
Based on 4 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

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway 8.7
Based on 10 answers
When calling them you get best in the world customer services but as previously mentioned their online community and capabilities are a bit lacking. They want you to log into their portal to see updates on issues (vs. using a public facing service) and I rarely find the answers to my issues in electronic format. Their online presence is only helpful with the simplest of issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Cloud Email Security

I would select Cisco for the Cloud Email Security solution because it has high availability. The integrations you have with solutions in the email cloud are very easy to integrate. Cisco Cloud Email Security is among the leaders in email protection solutions. It is important to take into account all the functionality that can be configured and in this way, we will be protected
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

Previously we have only used the default on-premise exchange that comes with SBS. This was very simple and only provided basic filtering of spam and junk mail. We weren't able to filter impersonation mail or emails with malicious code
Dale Simpson | 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

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

  • Positive - It's hard to put a dollar amount on prevention, but we have been saved many times by the email and URL security filter. Users have clicked on links which were blocked by Mimecast. We have avoided costly ransomware and virus situations many times because of this.
  • Cost savings - Mimecast has worked with us to set reasonable prices, especially because we are a non-profit. At the time of purchase they were significantly cheaper than their closest competitor (Proofpoint).
  • Subscription cost. This is a subscription product so overall it can be more expensive than an on-premise solution. However we feel that the cost was well worth the security benefits.
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

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

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
8.1
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
9.1

Usability

Cisco Cloud Email Security
8.6
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

Support Rating

Cisco Cloud Email Security
8.3
Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
8.7

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