Cisco Cloud Email Security vs. Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Cloud Email Security
Score 7.5 out of 10
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Cisco's Cloud Email Security platform is a secure email gateway.N/A
Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection
Score 7.7 out of 10
N/A
Proofpoint Advanced Threat Detection is a suite of threat detection products including Attack Protection for Email, SaaS applications, Mobile Defense, Threat Response, and Threat Intelligence.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Cisco Cloud Email SecurityProofpoint Advanced Threat Protection
Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Cloud Email Security
7.4
2 Ratings
13% below category average
Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection
-
Ratings
Anti-malware8.92 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizability8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Loss Protection5.32 Ratings00 Ratings
Threat Detection8.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Sandboxing9.82 Ratings00 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption7.12 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tools4.42 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cisco Cloud Email SecurityProofpoint Advanced Threat Protection
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
8.0
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
7.7
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Cloud Email SecurityProofpoint Advanced Threat Protection
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
The most appropriate scenarios to implement email security is in companies that want to protect the use of electronic mail since it is one of the security breaches that are currently used to perform any type of attack. Very effective integration with Office 365 and it is highly recommended to add the functionality of advanced malware protection
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Proofpoint
It is great out of the box and uses AI and machine learning to identify threats with minimal input. It does need to be configured and tuned to meet the needs of the organisation. Industry specific software that sends or receives emails may be affected by this product.
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Pros
Cisco
  • 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.
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Proofpoint
  • Spam filtering.
  • Automatic retrieval of malicious emails that have gotten through the filter but were later detected using sample data across all the organizations Proofpoint has as customers.
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Cons
Cisco
  • 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.
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Proofpoint
  • With our current setup we need to add new users manually.
  • Reports aren't that intuitive.
  • Mailboxes have to be removed manually.
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Usability
Cisco
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Proofpoint
Proofpoint offers a lot of products, but they are not particularly well integrated. They all look different, and there is no central location to access them all from, which is disappointing. However, I do know they have a big push for upgrading the UI and usability, so this should improve in the coming months I hope.
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Support Rating
Cisco
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.
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Proofpoint
Even though the product is good, the support can be lacking at times. The support needs to know their product inside and out, but there are times in which we figure out things before their support does. I feel as if we should not be able to fix issues that their support cant fix, hence the main reason for support.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
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.
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Proofpoint
Proofpoint's Advanced Threat Protection, in the past, has identified threats whereby Microsoft's Advanced Threat Protection did not.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • 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.
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Proofpoint
  • PP blocks 5-10 emails per day which are spam or malicious
  • I only get a small number of emails per week which are spam
  • The only malicious emails I receive are from our internal security team which bypasses the PP threat protection
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