Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG) vs. Intermedia Email Plus

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
UK headquartered multi-national company Clearswift is the developer of the SECURE Email Gateway (SEG) as a messaging security platform. Clearswift was acquired by HelpSystems in late 2019, and is now a HelpSystems brand.N/A
Intermedia Email Plus
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Intermedia Email Plus Exchange Email is a combined email productivity and security suite, providing anti-phishing, email archiving, email backup and archiving, as well as access to AnyMeeting web conferencing included via a subscription.N/A
Pricing
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)Intermedia Email Plus
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)Intermedia Email Plus
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)Intermedia Email Plus
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Features
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)Intermedia Email Plus
Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
8.2
1 Ratings
3% below category average
Intermedia Email Plus
7.8
1 Ratings
8% below category average
Anti-malware9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Cusomizability9.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Data Loss Protection9.01 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Threat Detection7.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Management Tools7.01 Ratings8.01 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.5 out of 10
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Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)Intermedia Email Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)Intermedia Email Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
Fortra
The CS SEG appliances are running as virtual appliances by now. They do need not much power in the ESX environment. I recommend to use at least two peers running in a cluster. The cluster feature is working very well. The CS SEG can process a huge number of emails in a very short time frame.
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Intermedia
This is the perfect solution for businesses that want a scalable solution with a fixed cost per user. Intermedia is amazing with no contracts.
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Pros
Fortra
  • CS SEG is fast in email processing
  • Managing the quarantine is easy
  • Display of the reasons why an email has been processed this is very detailed
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Intermedia
  • Excellent support
  • Great performance
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Cons
Fortra
  • Improvement is needed in the area of AV/Antispam update processing (internally)
  • Improvement is needed in the log file processing. Many log file entries are not understandable for an operator or administrator without special insider knowledge
  • Clearswift has recently changed the support provider. Now there are no german supporters anymore.
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Intermedia
  • Email filtering is good, but not excellent
  • Office 365 default settings require a little tweaking (registry)
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Usability
Fortra
No answers on this topic
Intermedia
I love the usability of Intermedia Email Plus. The only downfall isn't their fault. The issue with Office 365 registry settings requires changes to connect to Intermedia Email Plus flawlessly.
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Support Rating
Fortra
No answers on this topic
Intermedia
Native English speaking support, excellent response, and quick resolution. Support is amazing at Intermedia.
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Alternatives Considered
Fortra
The Clearswift Secure Email Gateway (CS SEG) has very low license costs. A two peer cluster is enough to run a complete emailing gateway environment. Compared to the Proofpoint PPS the CS SEG does not need a management appliance. The CS SEG peers can manage the quarantine by themselves. This is easy to use and quite fast.
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Intermedia
Intermedia Email Plus support is better, costs are comparable or better, and backups are better than the alternatives.
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Return on Investment
Fortra
  • Since this CS SEG environment is operated for a customer, I cannot answer this question
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Intermedia
  • Scalable for seasonal/variable employee count
  • Easy administration
  • Easy onboarding
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