Cisco Cloud Email Security vs. Proofpoint Email Protection

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Cloud Email Security
Score 7.4 out of 10
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Cisco's Cloud Email Security platform is a secure email gateway.N/A
Proofpoint Email Protection
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Proofpoint Email Protection is available as an on-premise or cloud based solution and blocks unwanted, malicious and impostor emails with granular search capabilities and visibility into all messages. Outbound controls include encryption and data loss prevention, while continuity capabilities ensure business communications can continue as normal in the event of an email outage. With Proofpoint's Email Protection, you can protect your people, data, and brand from today’s threats…N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Cisco Cloud Email SecurityProofpoint Email Protection
Considered Both Products
Cisco Cloud Email Security
Chose 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.
Proofpoint Email Protection
Chose Proofpoint Email Protection
  • Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection provides excellent protection and high visibility to threats entering into our organization.
  • Threat Response Auto-Pull gives us the ability to pull the malicious emails out of the user's inbox before the end-users access it.
  • Email Fraud …
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Features
Cisco Cloud Email SecurityProofpoint Email 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 Email Protection
9.2
78 Ratings
9% above category average
Anti-malware8.92 Ratings10.076 Ratings
Customizability8.02 Ratings10.075 Ratings
Data Loss Protection5.32 Ratings8.748 Ratings
Threat Detection8.12 Ratings9.075 Ratings
Sandboxing9.82 Ratings9.257 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption7.12 Ratings9.358 Ratings
Management Tools4.42 Ratings8.074 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Cisco Cloud Email Security
Cisco Cloud Email Security
Score 7.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Cloud Email SecurityProofpoint Email Protection
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
8.8
(95 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(5 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Cloud Email SecurityProofpoint Email 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
Well suited: Proofpoint does a pretty good job at protecting us from spam emails. I was able to block a lot of emails coming from SendGrid by blocking SendGrid emails with a custom spam filter. However, SendGrid has a lot of legit emails too so I was able to create another rule to allow those emails from certain people, then block the rest. That way business need was met but spam emails are blocked. Less Appropriate If you are trying to monitor internal to internal emails Proofpoint is probably a little over featured for that.
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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 - catches these emails before hitting the inbox.
  • Daily digest - provides users with a list of the emails that were blocked and allows them to choose to release them if they are legitimate emails.
  • Ensures that emails coming into our organization is safe for our users and verifies the email is coming from stated senders email server.
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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
  • Proofpoint could offer more frequent training opportunities to customers at all levels of expertise.
  • Proofpoint can always continue to strive to keep its product a leader in the industry.
  • Proofpoint's support site could be overhauled to provide a more logical flow.
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Usability
Cisco
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Proofpoint
Very robust and solid product in protecting our emails. The engineers who assisted with our implementation was very knowledgable and great to work with. Easy to use by end-users. Administration and management are also easy for IT. Great dashboard and reporting tools for business reviews.
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Reliability and Availability
Cisco
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Proofpoint
There were no appliance errors or unplanned outages during five years of operation.
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Performance
Cisco
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Proofpoint
Most important thing is the performance of processing mails. Even in a complex environment the system keeps performing on a very high Level.
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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
We use ProofPoint support quite often to fix issues and assist with setting up features and rules. Each time we have created a ticket, they have been very helpful and respectful. Each ticket has been treated with the appropriate SLA time and attention. We also enjoy the regular check-ins from the engineers when tickets are open but we get busy with other tasks.
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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
We previously used halon anti-spam, which lasted us well until our organization really started to grow and it was not able to keep up with the amount of mail we were receiving. The support is also nothing compared to Proofpoint's professional services offering. Halon was also not able to have the complex rules that Proofpoint can offer.
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Scalability
Cisco
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Proofpoint
You can add a lot of agents to your environment if you need them. And you can operate hardware appliances and virtual appliances in the same cluster.
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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
  • Having easy-to-reach backups of all employee emails has made Proofpoint worth it by itself. That plus the countless times that spam/malicious emails did not make it through to the intended person that could have potentially cost the organization a lot of money.
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