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Score 9.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Forcepoint Email Security ranks higher in 1 feature set: Secure Email Gateway

Secure Email Gateway

8.3

Cisco Secure Email

83%
9.1

Forcepoint Email Security

91%
Forcepoint Email Security ranks higher in 6/7 features

Anti-malware

8.3
83%
18 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Cusomizability

8.3
83%
18 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Data Loss Protection

8.5
85%
16 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Threat Detection

8.5
85%
18 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Sandboxing

8.3
83%
17 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

End-to-End Encryption

8.3
83%
17 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Management Tools

8.3
83%
18 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Secure Email is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Forcepoint Email Security is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.7

Cisco Secure Email

87%
18 Ratings
10.0

Forcepoint Email Security

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.7

Cisco Secure Email

97%
2 Ratings

Forcepoint Email Security

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.7

Cisco Secure Email

87%
4 Ratings

Forcepoint Email Security

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

9.0

Cisco Secure Email

90%
1 Rating

Forcepoint Email Security

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

7.3

Cisco Secure Email

73%
1 Rating

Forcepoint Email Security

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.5

Cisco Secure Email

85%
6 Ratings
7.0

Forcepoint Email Security

70%
2 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Cisco Secure Email

90%
1 Rating

Forcepoint Email Security

N/A
0 Ratings

Configurability

9.0

Cisco Secure Email

90%
1 Rating

Forcepoint Email Security

N/A
0 Ratings

Ease of integration

10.0

Cisco Secure Email

100%
1 Rating

Forcepoint Email Security

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

9.1

Cisco Secure Email

91%
1 Rating

Forcepoint Email Security

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

I will certainly recommend Cisco Secure Email to my friends/colleagues, one look at the dashboard/statistics will actually convince any IT professional to use this product. We noticed an outstanding improvement in Email quality, most of the SPAM emails are caught, and our users have never been happier!
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Forcepoint

Forcepoint Email Security is perfect for set and forget. Very little do I need to get in and that's to tailor a policy there are minimal issues I have encountered since using the product.
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Pros

Cisco

  • Makes detecting/blocking email threats easy .
  • It's an affordable solution .
  • Encryption and decryption is easy.
  • It's great when it comes to phishing protection.
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Forcepoint

  • URL sandbox
  • File sandbox
  • Spam filter
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Cons

Cisco

  • The tool is extremely detailed, which is advantageous, but it can be extremely confusing for new employees.
  • "Wow, I can't handle this," I'm told, and I have to admit, "not yet, it works great after a while."
  • The tool is so comprehensive that it can be customized to meet individual needs.
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Forcepoint

  • Speed is not the best but its email not instant chat
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Pricing Details

Cisco Secure Email

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco Secure Email 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

    Forcepoint Email Security

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Forcepoint 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

      Likelihood to Renew

      Cisco

      Haven't found an alternative product with the same features or quality, I have been renewing Cisco Secure Email for over 8 years and i am overly satisfied with what is offered. I will definitely recommended it to my peers.
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      Forcepoint

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      Cisco

      Good interface, easy to use and set up. If there were any issues, there is very good documentation and videos that one can follow for additional setup and best practices. As typical with most Cisco solutions, there are more features than needed for our purposes but good to know they are there in case of future needs
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      Forcepoint

      No answers on this topic

      Reliability and Availability

      Cisco

      I never had any outages for the past 8 years of using Cisco Secure Email, the system is always available, hardware configuration are designed for higher loads.
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      Forcepoint

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Cisco

      Strong support with fast response. TAC can suggest best mail policy regarding customer challenges Some cases they need to do patch directly to appliance. TAC does not need to remote the appliance through our laptop. They use secure connection to appliance, check the logs and response through the problems
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      Forcepoint

      The support could be better, but the good thing is rarely having to call them.
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      Implementation Rating

      Cisco

      Implementation is straight forward and easy, advanced settings are super helpful especially scripting and custom filters, reporting is one of the coolest features to trace every step of sent/received emails. integration with internal email systems have never been easier, we are running Microsoft Exchange servers behind Cisco Secure Email with no problems.
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      Forcepoint

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      The security teams also evaluated similar offerings but went with Cisco Secure Email since this comes from a big name and they wanted to ensure complete compliance and protection assurance. The primary reasons for selecting Cisco Secure Email were integration with office 365, hybrid deployment availability, and greater customization options available.
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      Forcepoint

      Since Forcepoint is used widely in our organization, the integration between DLP web and Mail is amazing, and I didn’t find a good reason to split services between vendors if I have all the package in one place
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      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • Although Microsoft offers security controls with Office 365, security with Cisco Secure Email for our business email and protection against some advanced malware has more robust security features, such as automatic mailbox remediation and email intelligence top threats.
      • I currently have security and advanced malware protection to Office 365.
      • Lately, Cisco Secure Email had an update which added two new features that allows us to prevent phishing emails and protects the company's domain.
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      Forcepoint

      • Even though Forcepoint solution is targeted high in terms of price, the added value it provides to an organization by securing their system in web and mail is tremendous
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