Cisco Cloud Email Security vs. Symantec Messaging Gateway

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Cloud Email Security
Score 7.9 out of 10
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Cisco's Cloud Email Security platform is a secure email gateway.N/A
Symantec Messaging Gateway
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Symantec offers their platform, the Symantec Messaging Gateway, as a secure email gateway.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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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
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Community Pulse
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Features
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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
Symantec Messaging Gateway
-
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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Score 7.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Cloud Email SecuritySymantec Messaging Gateway
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Cloud Email SecuritySymantec Messaging Gateway
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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Broadcom
It is very well suited for an organization that wants to protect inbound email and use just one product. It may be less appropriate for an organization that is small or has a limited IT support staff.
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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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Broadcom
  • Prevents SPAM attacks.
  • Filters email based on content.
  • Blocks phishing links.
  • Blocks ransomware links/attacks.
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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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Broadcom
  • The web interface can be difficult at times.
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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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Broadcom
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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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Broadcom
Without mentioning some of the other products by name, I can tell you that Symantec Messaging Gateway is one of the best.
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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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Broadcom
  • It would be difficult to determine the exact ROI Symantec Messaging Gateway had on your overall business. However, I can assure you the downtime suffered due to inbound email threats has been reduced to nearly zero in our environment. If IT isn't chasing down ransomware/phishing issues and users aren't staring at a quarantined PC, life is good.
  • There are no negative impacts on ROI that I can think of.
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