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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.2 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 Targeted Attack Protection for Email

This product is a good idea for any organization that finds themselves the target of malicious emails of any kind. Whether it be phishing, maleware, attachments with nefarious installers, etc, Proofpoint TAP catches nearly every single bogus URL and dangerous attachment by opening those items before our user can get to them. Proofpoint saves our users from themselves
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.4
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
7.7
Anti-malware
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.1
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.1
Cusomizability
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.2
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
7.3
Data Loss Protection
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.7
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
6.7
Threat Detection
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.5
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.3
Sandboxing
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.0
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.3
End-to-End Encryption
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.7
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.0
Management Tools
Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.4
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
7.5

Pros

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)

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

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email

  • Impostor email detection is a fantastic feature and works very well.
  • The sandbox feature helps to ensure confidence that their evaluation of the email threat is valid.
  • Easy to use (and understand) dashboard make identifying and managing email threats a breeze.
Anonymous | 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 Targeted Attack Protection for Email

  • It's a stretch for me to find something that needs improvement. If I had to put at least one thing it would relate to URL Defense. The process works great but, there are times when you have to decode the encoded URL. Currently, the only place to do that is in the TAP dashboard. To save clicks and logins, it would be nice to have that decode functionality in the Proofpoint management console.
  • No other issues.
Jerry Robinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security) 8.6
Based on 2 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email 5.5
Based on 3 answers
Not my decision, but I have made it very clear this product does not perform. I have emails from our users on how bad it is after switching to it.
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 Targeted Attack Protection for Email

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email 8.8
Based on 5 answers
Simple to configure and very straightforward dashboard. Within days of implementation, we were using the dashboard to reduce our response time.
Mike Kelley | 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 Targeted Attack Protection for Email

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email 9.1
Based on 4 answers
Generally have had good response and resolution time with knowledgeable technicians, and if needed the ticket is moved to someone with more expertise to better address the issue. Have used the ticketing portal, phone, as well as the beta chat feature (permanent please!)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email 9.9
Based on 2 answers
Proofpoint managed the installation and made it very simple. We had a dedicated installation engineer who checked in on use periodically after go-live to ensure that there were no issue.
Jerry Robinson | 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 Targeted Attack Protection for Email

Besides using the default native protection in the email product itself, we have not looked closely at other email security products. But going with Proofpoint is the right choice. When our leadership team has concerns about malware attacks, we just tell them that we have the security in place using Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email. And we don't just tell them, we provide them the reports coming out of Proofpoint which show the threats being blocked and the metrics.
Anonymous | 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 Targeted Attack Protection for Email

  • Saves IT time when an attack is successful and isn't reported in a timely manner or at all until damages are done. IT has to spend less time and effort because we are able to stop it before it spreads.
  • Protecting business resources and assets is a huge positive impact. TAP allows us to better protect our business and information within.
  • The only negative thing is that it doesn't automatically handle these attacks - but that is what TRAP is for! I wish Proofpoint bundled TAP and TRAP.
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 Targeted Attack Protection for Email

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 Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.6
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
5.5

Usability

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.7
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.8

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
8.5
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
9.1

Implementation Rating

Cisco Secure Email (formerly Cisco Email Security)
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
9.9

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