18 Ratings
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Score 9.3 out of 100
7 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Proofpoint Essentials for Small Business ranks higher in 1 feature set: Secure Email Gateway

Secure Email Gateway

7.3

Cisco Cloud Email Security

73%
9.5

Proofpoint Essentials

95%
Proofpoint Essentials for Small Business ranks higher in 7/7 features

Anti-malware

8.2
82%
3 Ratings
9.4
94%
2 Ratings

Cusomizability

5.5
55%
3 Ratings
8.7
87%
2 Ratings

Data Loss Protection

8.1
81%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Threat Detection

8.2
82%
3 Ratings
9.4
94%
2 Ratings

Sandboxing

6.4
64%
3 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

End-to-End Encryption

7.3
73%
3 Ratings
9.7
97%
2 Ratings

Management Tools

7.2
72%
3 Ratings
9.3
93%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Proofpoint Essentials for Small Business is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.3

Cisco Cloud Email Security

73%
5 Ratings
10.0

Proofpoint Essentials

100%
3 Ratings

Usability

9.1

Cisco Cloud Email Security

91%
1 Rating

Proofpoint Essentials

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.2

Cisco Cloud Email Security

82%
3 Ratings

Proofpoint Essentials

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

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.
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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

  • Advanced malware protection.
  • Integration with Office365.
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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

  • 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.
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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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Pricing Details

Cisco Cloud Email Security

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco Cloud Email Security editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Pricing Info

    Proofpoint Essentials

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Proofpoint Essentials editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Usability

      Cisco

      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!
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      Proofpoint

      No answers on this topic

      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

      No answers on this topic

      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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