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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.7 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

Proofpoint Email Protection

Well suited:Proofpoint does a pretty good job at protecting us from spam emails. I was able to block a lot of emails coming from SendGrid by blocking SendGrid emails with a custom spam filter. However, SendGrid has a lot of legit emails too so I was able to create another rule to allow those emails from certain people, then block the rest. That way business need was met but spam emails are blocked. Less AppropriateIf you are trying to monitor internal to internal emails Proofpoint is probably a little over featured for that.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.4
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.2
Anti-malware
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.1
Proofpoint Email Protection
9.3
Cusomizability
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.2
Proofpoint Email Protection
9.1
Data Loss Protection
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.7
Proofpoint Email Protection
7.3
Threat Detection
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.5
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.7
Sandboxing
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.0
Proofpoint Email Protection
7.6
End-to-End Encryption
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.7
Proofpoint Email Protection
7.8
Management Tools
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.4
Proofpoint Email Protection
7.7

Pros

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)

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

Proofpoint Email Protection

  • Spam - catches these emails before hitting the inbox.
  • Daily digest - provides users with a list of the emails that were blocked and allows them to choose to release them if they are legitimate emails.
  • Ensures that emails coming into our organization is safe for our users and verifies the email is coming from stated senders email server.
Laurie Keith | 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

Proofpoint Email Protection

  • Proofpoint could offer more frequent training opportunities to customers at all levels of expertise.
  • Proofpoint can always continue to strive to keep its product a leader in the industry.
  • Proofpoint's support site could be overhauled to provide a more logical flow.
Anonymous | 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

Proofpoint Email Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Very robust and solid product in protecting our emails. The engineers who assisted with our implementation was very knowledgable and great to work with. Easy to use by end-users. Administration and management are also easy for IT. Great dashboard and reporting tools for business reviews.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proofpoint Email Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection 9.1
Based on 2 answers
There were no appliance errors or unplanned outages during five years of operation.
Frank Haarmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proofpoint Email Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Most important thing is the performance of processing mails. Even in a complex environment the system keeps performing on a very high Level.
Frank Haarmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Proofpoint Email Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection 8.1
Based on 5 answers
We use ProofPoint support quite often to fix issues and assist with setting up features and rules. Each time we have created a ticket, they have been very helpful and respectful. Each ticket has been treated with the appropriate SLA time and attention. We also enjoy the regular check-ins from the engineers when tickets are open but we get busy with other tasks.
Nicole Dohrman | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Proofpoint Email Protection

We previously used halon anti-spam, which lasted us well until our organization really started to grow and it was not able to keep up with the amount of mail we were receiving. The support is also nothing compared to Proofpoint's professional services offering. Halon was also not able to have the complex rules that Proofpoint can offer.
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proofpoint Email Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection 8.2
Based on 1 answer
You can add a lot of agents to your environment if you need them. And you can operate hardware appliances and virtual appliances in the same cluster.
Frank Haarmann | 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

Proofpoint Email Protection

  • Having easy-to-reach backups of all employee emails has made Proofpoint worth it by itself. That plus the countless times that spam/malicious emails did not make it through to the intended person that could have potentially cost the organization a lot of money.
Anonymous | 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

Proofpoint Email Protection

General

Free Trial
Yes
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
Proofpoint Email Protection
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.6
Proofpoint Email Protection

Usability

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.7
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.2

Reliability and Availability

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
Proofpoint Email Protection
9.1

Performance

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.2

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.5
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.1

Scalability

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
Proofpoint Email Protection
8.2

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