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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 10 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)

In our organization and with our partners, email is the vast majority of our communications for doing business from ordering, quoting, and updates. Having an email security solution from a trusted brand is key. Great solution if you use a lot of email communications. Not as important if your company uses other forms of communications.
Victor Lau | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

Comparable to a Barracuda email appliance, these units retain email that is quarantined as well as provide cloud layer to support it. It is best suited for a medium size company as the devices are often not as scalable as Barracuda.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.4
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
Anti-malware
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.1
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
Cusomizability
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.2
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
Data Loss Protection
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.7
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
Threat Detection
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.5
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
Sandboxing
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.0
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
End-to-End Encryption
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.7
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
Management Tools
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.4
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

Pros

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)

  • Antispam
  • Phishing protection
  • Email Antivirus
  • DLP
  • Graymail prevention
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

  • Filtering system is very strong, more often than not blocks bad email.
  • Does fine job filtering and configuring content filtering for extension types such as ZIP or RAR.
  • Intermediary between Internet and email system provides extra layer of security including ability to spool email in the event of an email system outage.
  • Outbound encryption feature is very useful for security purposes.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)

  • Managing multiple Cisco ESA without additional hardware
  • More mail policy template for email security best practice
  • Lowering the price
Budi Ezeddin | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

  • The onsite appliances have end-of-life forcing an upgrade to new unit.
  • Many of the appliances have been end-of-life and seems McAfee may not be offering the service in the future.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security) 8.7
Based on 4 answers
I would overall give this product a 10 out of 10. I don't see many flaws at all and it does what it's meant to do and helps put my clients' minds at ease when sending personal information via email. This software allows you to send secure emails to those intended to receive them. This helps not only myself but also clients feel safe when emailing secure documents that contain personal and financial information.
Robert Marinaro | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security) 8.5
Based on 5 answers
It provides us with another layer of defense and has proven to be a great asset and return on investment. Nothing is perfect but this is definitely something to evaluate if you are in the market looking to implement a new email gateway solution or upgrade from something that you already have in place.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)

Cisco [Email Security] is the most mature for email security solution. They also gave us special discount
Budi Ezeddin | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

Barracuda provides two product options, the ESS cloud-only filtering, and onsite Email Security Gateway appliances. Unless compliance needs require the on-premises device, the ESS option easily beats the McAfee Email Gateway.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)

  • Email availability got better.
  • Less SPAM & less false positives.
  • Clean emails from viruses.
  • Lots of phishing attacks were stopped.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

  • The end-of-life of appliances is unfortunate as it forces a purchase of a replacement unit. Barracuda devices have a 4-year refresh cycle so purchasing additional hardware is rarely necessary.
  • McAfee seems to be phasing out the service over time.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.3
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
6.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.6
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

Usability

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.7
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.5
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

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