27 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 9 out of 100
6 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 10 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure Email

It [is] simple and straightforward. Once it is installed, I have had zero issues. No pin numbers, codes, passwords to remember, etc. It significantly reduced spam and email-based malware/ransomware exposures. This has made our environment more secure to end-users and has made the IT department more efficient.
Shubham Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

While this solution is capable of managing a smaller environment, I'm weary to install it into a larger customers' environment. This solution does a decent job of basic email security and centrally managed controls. Hardware upgrade options seem limited though if adding a lot more email boxes. Retention options are limited compared to other products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Cisco Secure Email
8.5
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
Anti-malware
Cisco Secure Email
8.5
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
Cusomizability
Cisco Secure Email
8.4
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
Data Loss Protection
Cisco Secure Email
8.4
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
Threat Detection
Cisco Secure Email
8.7
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
Sandboxing
Cisco Secure Email
8.2
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
End-to-End Encryption
Cisco Secure Email
8.9
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
Management Tools
Cisco Secure Email
8.4
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

Pros

Cisco Secure Email

  • There is so much to like about Cisco Secure Email. First, the software is easy to use - anybody can understand it
  • The software offers best security against all manner of email attacks.
  • Cisco Secure Email makes it easy to send secure emails.
  • It is an affordable solution for email security
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

  • Simple GUI interface where everything is in one location and easy to use.
  • Simple setup, but allows you to be flexible with different security zones.
  • Robust, stays up and running.
Doug Shininger | 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

SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

  • Manufacturer is focused on several solutions (so likely not enough focus in one area)
  • Not the most cost effective solution
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Email

Cisco Secure Email 8.6
Based on 5 answers
Strong support with fast response. TAC can suggest best mail policy regarding customer challenges Some cases they need to do patch directly to appliance. TAC does not need to remote the appliance through our laptop. They use secure connection to appliance, check the logs and response through the problems
Budi Ezeddin | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

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

SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

We switched from Watchguard to SonicWALL because of the ease of use and everything was located in one place. At the time Watchguard was changing to force you to use a server to manage your VPNs, and we didn't see a reason to have to manage another product when it should have been able to do everything itself. SonicWALL met and exceeded our expectations.
Doug Shininger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Secure Email

  • Small percent of malicious content is being allowed into the environment.
  • Fewer interruptions to the workplace.
  • Processing time is transparent to the email pipeline.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

  • Blocks a majority of spam and malicious emails
  • Sandboxing options limited
  • Not the best solution out there that we have seen
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Secure Email

General

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

SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Secure Email
8.7
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances
4.0

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Secure Email
8.6
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

Usability

Cisco Secure Email
8.7
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

Support Rating

Cisco Secure Email
8.6
SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

Add comparison