12 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100
2 Ratings
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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

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.
Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.4
Proofpoint Essentials
8.6
Anti-malware
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.1
Proofpoint Essentials
8.0
Cusomizability
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.2
Proofpoint Essentials
8.0
Data Loss Protection
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.7
Proofpoint Essentials
Threat Detection
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.5
Proofpoint Essentials
8.0
Sandboxing
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.0
Proofpoint Essentials
End-to-End Encryption
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.7
Proofpoint Essentials
9.0
Management Tools
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.4
Proofpoint Essentials
10.0

Pros

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)

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

Proofpoint Essentials

  • Easy to use
  • Automated user account creation
  • Automated user account deletion
  • Lots of options to make it work for your specific environment
Daniel Merkl | 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 Essentials

  • Add encryption (secure emails) of outbound email to Business license.
  • Real-time user creations. Now it applies changes only in the beginning of the next hour.
  • More appearance customization for portal.
  • Sometimes it is blocking the same domain or sender again and again even if it was release and approved.
Valery Mezentsau | 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 Essentials

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

Proofpoint Essentials

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

Proofpoint Essentials

I think Proofpoint is a lot easier to use and has a simpler design. I also really like the automated user creation and deletion which I'm not sure if Symantec had. We had use Symantec through an old MSP so it wasn't a decision we made to change but I would have changed if it was our [decision.]
Daniel Merkl | 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 Essentials

  • We are a financial company that requires a lot of regulations on the information security side, so Proofpoint is one of the key tools that closes lots of potential security breaches.
  • Decreased almost to zero the number of SPAM, Fraud and Phishing attacks.
  • Using that solution doesn't require to have a dedicated specialist for email security.
Valery Mezentsau | 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 Essentials

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)
8.4
Proofpoint Essentials
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

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

Usability

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.7
Proofpoint Essentials

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.5
Proofpoint Essentials

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