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Cisco Secure Email

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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Secure Email Gateway

    8.3

    Cisco Secure Email

    83%

    SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Cisco Secure Email ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Anti-malware

    8.3
    83%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Cusomizability

    8.2
    82%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Data Loss Protection

    8.4
    84%
    15 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Threat Detection

    8.4
    84%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Sandboxing

    8.3
    83%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    End-to-End Encryption

    8.4
    84%
    16 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Management Tools

    8.2
    82%
    17 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco Secure Email is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Cisco Secure Email

    87%
    17 Ratings
    4.0

    SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

    40%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    Cisco Secure Email

    99%
    2 Ratings

    SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    8.7

    Cisco Secure Email

    87%
    4 Ratings

    SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    9.0

    Cisco Secure Email

    90%
    1 Rating

    SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    7.3

    Cisco Secure Email

    73%
    1 Rating

    SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.4

    Cisco Secure Email

    84%
    6 Ratings

    SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    Cisco Secure Email

    90%
    1 Rating

    SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Configurability

    9.0

    Cisco Secure Email

    90%
    2 Ratings

    SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Ease of integration

    10.0

    Cisco Secure Email

    100%
    2 Ratings

    SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.1

    Cisco Secure Email

    91%
    1 Rating

    SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco

    I will certainly recommend Cisco Secure Email to my friends/colleagues, one look at the dashboard/statistics will actually convince any IT professional to use this product. We noticed an outstanding improvement in Email quality, most of the SPAM emails are caught, and our users have never been happier!
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    SonicWall

    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.
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    Pros

    Cisco

    • Makes detecting/blocking email threats easy .
    • It's an affordable solution .
    • Encryption and decryption is easy.
    • It's great when it comes to phishing protection.
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    SonicWall

    • 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.
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    Cons

    Cisco

    • 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.
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    SonicWall

    • Manufacturer is focused on several solutions (so likely not enough focus in one area)
    • Not the most cost effective solution
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    Pricing Details

    Cisco Secure Email

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Cisco Secure Email editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      SonicWall Email Security Series Appliances editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Cisco

        Haven't found an alternative product with the same features or quality, I have been renewing Cisco Secure Email for over 8 years and i am overly satisfied with what is offered. I will definitely recommended it to my peers.
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        SonicWall

        No answers on this topic

        Usability

        Cisco

        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
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        SonicWall

        No answers on this topic

        Reliability and Availability

        Cisco

        I never had any outages for the past 8 years of using Cisco Secure Email, the system is always available, hardware configuration are designed for higher loads.
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        SonicWall

        No answers on this topic

        Support Rating

        Cisco

        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
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        SonicWall

        No answers on this topic

        Implementation Rating

        Cisco

        Implementation is straight forward and easy, advanced settings are super helpful especially scripting and custom filters, reporting is one of the coolest features to trace every step of sent/received emails. integration with internal email systems have never been easier, we are running Microsoft Exchange servers behind Cisco Secure Email with no problems.
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        SonicWall

        No answers on this topic

        Alternatives Considered

        Cisco

        The security teams also evaluated similar offerings but went with Cisco Secure Email since this comes from a big name and they wanted to ensure complete compliance and protection assurance. The primary reasons for selecting Cisco Secure Email were integration with office 365, hybrid deployment availability, and greater customization options available.
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        SonicWall

        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.
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        Return on Investment

        Cisco

        • Although Microsoft offers security controls with Office 365, security with Cisco Secure Email for our business email and protection against some advanced malware has more robust security features, such as automatic mailbox remediation and email intelligence top threats.
        • I currently have security and advanced malware protection to Office 365.
        • Lately, Cisco Secure Email had an update which added two new features that allows us to prevent phishing emails and protects the company's domain.
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        SonicWall

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