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Score 9 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Proofpoint Essentials for Small Business ranks higher in 1 feature set: Secure Email Gateway

Secure Email Gateway

8.5

Cisco Secure Email

85%
9.4

Proofpoint Essentials

94%
Proofpoint Essentials for Small Business ranks higher in 7/7 features

Anti-malware

8.5
85%
11 Ratings
9.1
91%
2 Ratings

Cusomizability

8.4
84%
11 Ratings
8.6
86%
2 Ratings

Data Loss Protection

8.5
85%
10 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Threat Detection

8.5
85%
11 Ratings
9.1
91%
2 Ratings

Sandboxing

8.4
84%
11 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

End-to-End Encryption

8.6
86%
10 Ratings
9.6
96%
2 Ratings

Management Tools

8.4
84%
11 Ratings
9.4
94%
2 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Proofpoint Essentials for Small Business is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.8

Cisco Secure Email

88%
11 Ratings
10.0

Proofpoint Essentials

100%
3 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

8.7

Cisco Secure Email

87%
2 Ratings

Proofpoint Essentials

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

8.7

Cisco Secure Email

87%
4 Ratings

Proofpoint Essentials

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.6

Cisco Secure Email

86%
5 Ratings

Proofpoint Essentials

N/A
0 Ratings

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 Essentials

I would definitely recommend it for fast and easy deployment with no need of constant managing solution. It is a solid solution that will do all what you need for the email security. Especially when you have a small IT team or even do not have enough experienced specialists to handle email security questions - Proofpoint is what I would recommend to use. I gave it 9 of 10 points only because of the price, you can find find more cheap solutions on the market.
Valeryi Mezentsev | 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 Essentials

  • For basic protection, the Solution has an Antivirus, Zero hours Filtering, and Impostor protection.
  • Targeted attacks - URL and Attachment Defense.
  • Content filtering.
Anonymous | 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 Essentials

  • I don't have [a lot] of bad things to say about the software its all positives in my book
Daniel Merkl | 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 Essentials

General

Free Trial
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 Essentials

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Essentials

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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 Essentials

As already wrote, Proofpoint is perfect solution to be deployed quickly without requiring any additional resources or services.Good email tracking logs, excellent reporting features. Great filtering mechanism. Cost effective pricing.
Valeryi Mezentsev | 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 Essentials

  • Proofpoint Essentials for Small Business has a simplified management.
  • It has a Basic Archive and Legal Hold & eDiscovery Management.
  • Integrated DLP that gives benefits to any organization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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