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Score 9 out of 100
189 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Proofpoint Email Protection ranks higher in 1 feature set: Secure Email Gateway

Secure Email Gateway

8.5

Cisco Secure Email

85%
8.9

Proofpoint Email Protection

89%
Proofpoint Email Protection ranks higher in 5/7 features

Anti-malware

8.6
86%
11 Ratings
9.9
99%
76 Ratings

Cusomizability

8.4
84%
11 Ratings
9.8
98%
75 Ratings

Data Loss Protection

8.5
85%
10 Ratings
8.3
83%
48 Ratings

Threat Detection

8.5
85%
11 Ratings
8.9
89%
75 Ratings

Sandboxing

8.4
84%
11 Ratings
8.5
85%
57 Ratings

End-to-End Encryption

8.6
86%
10 Ratings
8.7
87%
58 Ratings

Management Tools

8.4
84%
11 Ratings
8.0
80%
74 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Secure Email is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
  • Proofpoint Email Protection is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Cisco Secure Email

88%
11 Ratings
9.7

Proofpoint Email Protection

97%
96 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.7

Cisco Secure Email

87%
2 Ratings

Proofpoint Email Protection

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.7

Cisco Secure Email

87%
4 Ratings
8.2

Proofpoint Email Protection

82%
2 Ratings

Availability

Cisco Secure Email

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

Proofpoint Email Protection

91%
2 Ratings

Performance

Cisco Secure Email

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Proofpoint Email Protection

82%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

Cisco Secure Email

86%
5 Ratings
8.2

Proofpoint Email Protection

82%
8 Ratings

Product Scalability

Cisco Secure Email

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

Proofpoint Email Protection

82%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure Email

All businesses will benefit from Cisco Secure Email this is because all modern businesses face email threats, for instance spamming and malware. With this software, you no longer have to worry about such threats. In addition, you also enjoy end-to-end email encryption.
Thomas Mamadouh | 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

Pros

Cisco Secure Email

  • Simple deployment
  • Mature email security solution
  • Integrating on prem and cloud security solution
  • Very update in current security threats
  • Strong support
Budi Ezeddin | 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

  • Email blocking using header-from address.
  • Spam reporting to Cisco needs to be improved.
  • Clustering: active-active mode would be nice.
  • Creating filters from GIU.
  • Filters samples or database built-in the box would be super nice.
Anonymous | 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

Pricing Details

Cisco Secure Email

General

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

Starting Price

Proofpoint Email Protection

General

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

Starting Price

Usability

Cisco Secure Email

Cisco Secure Email 8.7
Based on 4 answers
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
Victor Lau | 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

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

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

Cisco Secure Email 8.6
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 8.2
Based on 8 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

Cisco Secure Email gives granular control over configuring the rules and policies for organization users. Additionally, it's available with on-premise support, which is where other solutions lack. It gives complete protection for emails with next-generation malware protection, file reputation, and sandboxing technologies. It can also give you control over outgoing emails.
Chandan Singh Rathore | 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

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

  • We are able to send emails securely thanks to encryption features.
  • We are able to protect our business email system thanks to threat detection features.
Jacob Henry | 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

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