Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG) vs. Symantec Messaging Gateway

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
Score 7.5 out of 10
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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
Symantec Messaging Gateway
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Symantec offers their platform, the Symantec Messaging Gateway, as a secure email gateway.N/A
Pricing
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)Symantec Messaging Gateway
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Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Features
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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
Symantec Messaging Gateway
-
Ratings
Anti-malware9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Cusomizability9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Data Loss Protection9.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Threat Detection7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tools7.01 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)Symantec Messaging Gateway
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)Symantec Messaging Gateway
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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Broadcom
It is very well suited for an organization that wants to protect inbound email and use just one product. It may be less appropriate for an organization that is small or has a limited IT support staff.
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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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Broadcom
  • Prevents SPAM attacks.
  • Filters email based on content.
  • Blocks phishing links.
  • Blocks ransomware links/attacks.
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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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Broadcom
  • The web interface can be difficult at times.
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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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Broadcom
Without mentioning some of the other products by name, I can tell you that Symantec Messaging Gateway is one of the best.
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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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Broadcom
  • It would be difficult to determine the exact ROI Symantec Messaging Gateway had on your overall business. However, I can assure you the downtime suffered due to inbound email threats has been reduced to nearly zero in our environment. If IT isn't chasing down ransomware/phishing issues and users aren't staring at a quarantined PC, life is good.
  • There are no negative impacts on ROI that I can think of.
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