Cisco Cloud Email Security vs. Proofpoint Essentials for Small Business

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Cloud Email Security
Score 7.7 out of 10
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Cisco's Cloud Email Security platform is a secure email gateway.N/A
Proofpoint Essentials
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Proofpoint Essentials provides protection against spam, phishing and other email threats, as well as social media protection, user roles and restrictions, and other protections oriented around the needs of small business.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
NoNo
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
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Considered Both Products
Cisco Cloud Email Security

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Proofpoint Essentials
Chose Proofpoint Essentials for Small Business
As already wrote, Proofpoint is perfect solution to be deployed quickly without requiring any additional resources or services.
Good email tracking logs, excellent reporting features. Great filtering mechanism. Cost effective pricing.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Cisco Cloud Email SecurityProofpoint Essentials for Small Business
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 Essentials for Small Business
9.7
2 Ratings
14% above category average
Anti-malware8.92 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Customizability8.02 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Data Loss Protection5.32 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Threat Detection8.12 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Sandboxing9.82 Ratings10.01 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption7.12 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Management Tools4.42 Ratings9.02 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Barracuda Essentials
Score 9.2 out of 10
Barracuda Essentials
Barracuda Essentials
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Barracuda Essentials
Barracuda Essentials
Score 9.2 out of 10
Barracuda Essentials
Barracuda Essentials
Score 9.2 out of 10
Enterprises
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Webroot Email Security Powered by Zix
Score 9.0 out of 10
Cisco Cloud Email Security
Cisco Cloud Email Security
Score 7.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Cloud Email SecurityProofpoint Essentials for Small Business
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Cloud Email SecurityProofpoint Essentials for Small Business
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
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.
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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
  • For basic protection, the Solution has an Antivirus, Zero hours Filtering, and Impostor protection.
  • Targeted attacks - URL and Attachment Defense.
  • Content filtering.
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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
  • I don't have [a lot] of bad things to say about the software its all positives in my book
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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
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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
As already wrote, Proofpoint is perfect solution to be deployed quickly without requiring any additional resources or services. Good email tracking logs, excellent reporting features. Great filtering mechanism. Cost effective pricing.
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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
  • Proofpoint Essentials for Small Business has a simplified management.
  • It has a Basic Archive and Legal Hold & eDiscovery Management.
  • Integrated DLP that gives benefits to any organization.
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