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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

Symantec Messaging Gateway

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.
Steve P | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
8.2
Symantec Messaging Gateway
Anti-malware
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
9.0
Symantec Messaging Gateway
Cusomizability
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
9.0
Symantec Messaging Gateway
Data Loss Protection
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
9.0
Symantec Messaging Gateway
Threat Detection
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
7.0
Symantec Messaging Gateway
Management Tools
Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG)
7.0
Symantec Messaging Gateway

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

Symantec Messaging Gateway

  • Prevents SPAM attacks.
  • Filters email based on content.
  • Blocks phishing links.
  • Blocks ransomware links/attacks.
Steve P | 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

Symantec Messaging Gateway

  • The web interface can be difficult at times.
Steve P | 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

Symantec Messaging Gateway

Without mentioning some of the other products by name, I can tell you that Symantec Messaging Gateway is one of the best.
Steve P | 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

Symantec Messaging Gateway

  • 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.
Steve P | 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

Symantec Messaging Gateway

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
Symantec Messaging Gateway
8.0

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