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Score 8 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)

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.
Frank Haarmann | 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

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
8.2
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.0
Anti-malware
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
9.0
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.3
Cusomizability
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
9.0
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
7.5
Data Loss Protection
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
9.0
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
7.8
Threat Detection
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
7.0
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.6
Management Tools
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
7.0
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
7.8
Sandboxing
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.2
End-to-End Encryption
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
7.7

Pros

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)

  • 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
Frank Haarmann | 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

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)

  • 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.
Frank Haarmann | 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

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email 5.4
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

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email

Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email 8.9
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

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)

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

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)

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.
Frank Haarmann | 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

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)

  • Since this CS SEG environment is operated for a customer, I cannot answer this question
Frank Haarmann | 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

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)

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

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
8.0
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
5.4

Usability

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
8.9

Support Rating

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
9.1

Implementation Rating

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email
9.9

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