ESET PROTECT vs. FortiMail

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ESET PROTECT
Score 9.0 out of 10
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ESET provides Endpoint Protection Platform (EPP) capabilities via the ESET PROTECT Platform, covering Windows, Mac, Linux, and both Android and iOS operating systems, providing Mobile Device Management functionality. It comes with multi-tenant management, ensuring real-time visibility for both on-premises and off-premises endpoints as well as full reporting for ESET enterprise-grade solutions. ESET PROTECT management platform can be deployed on-premise or in-cloud. For organizations looking to…N/A
FortiMail
Score 8.4 out of 10
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FortiMail is an email messaging security platform, from Fortinet headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.N/A
Pricing
ESET PROTECTFortiMail
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ESET PROTECTFortiMail
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsESET offers are tailored to each customer’s needs. ESET takes pride in working with customers and partners to find the perfect solution for their security challenges at the right price. Contacting an ESET partner or sales representative ensures each solution is made-to-measure and precisely fits the size, complexity of IT environment and level of protection to match the customer’s business requirements.
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Community Pulse
ESET PROTECTFortiMail
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Features
ESET PROTECTFortiMail
Endpoint Security
Comparison of Endpoint Security features of Product A and Product B
ESET PROTECT
9.1
16 Ratings
7% above category average
FortiMail
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Ratings
Anti-Exploit Technology9.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)9.215 Ratings00 Ratings
Centralized Management9.115 Ratings00 Ratings
Hybrid Deployment Support8.312 Ratings00 Ratings
Infection Remediation9.116 Ratings00 Ratings
Vulnerability Management9.515 Ratings00 Ratings
Malware Detection9.716 Ratings00 Ratings
Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
ESET PROTECT
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Ratings
FortiMail
9.9
4 Ratings
16% above category average
Anti-malware00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Customizability00 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Data Loss Protection00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Threat Detection00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
Sandboxing00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Management Tools00 Ratings10.04 Ratings
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ESET PROTECTFortiMail
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User Ratings
ESET PROTECTFortiMail
Likelihood to Recommend
9.5
(48 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.5
(5 ratings)
9.5
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
ESET PROTECTFortiMail
Likelihood to Recommend
ESET
Comprehensive threat prevention against a variety of threats, such as viruses, ransomware, and spyware is effectively provided by ESET PROTECT. The cross platform compatibility of this software is advantageous for business with diverse IT environments such as those combination of Windows, macOS, and Linux systems. Some industries, such highly regulated sectors with specific compliance needs, may find it more cost-effective, however it is less suitable for small enterprises with limited IT resources and for organizations with severe budgetary limits.
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Fortinet
FortiMail is useful for small businesses and large companies. If you are looking to filter inbound and outbound email, then it will do an effective job of keeping your network safe. The virus, malware, spam definitions are updated on a daily basis and will help any company that is looking to eliminate spam and malware.
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Pros
ESET
  • ESET provides comprehensive, transparent protection for my MacOS devices without interfering with the efficiency of my operating system.
  • It's easy to install, configure (default settings are great for just about everyone), and update.
  • ESET's customer communications, including a very detailed knowledge base online, make it clear I've chosen the right antivirus solution!
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Fortinet
  • FortiMail earned a AAA rating from SE Labs and a 99.78%.
  • Spam Capture Rate from Virus Bulletin.
  • The solution has an effective Antivirus module that protects from malicious URLs and attachments.
  • It also has an integrated cloud sandbox or can be integrated with a physical or virtual appliance (with an additional license).
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Cons
ESET
  • If the system administrator has functions such as pop-up notification and alert mail transmission, I believe that countermeasures can be taken faster
  • It often gets in the way of the network system.
  • Communication between PCs under the same network may be hindered, which may be an obstacle to verification.
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Fortinet
  • I would like to see a recommended config come base on the box.
  • I would like to see a secure score type area.
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Likelihood to Renew
ESET
I'm giving it a 10, because I would totally have no reservations about staying on with eSet for another 3 years once our contract comes up for renewal. We are looking to transfer to a different product in January, however. This is due to a special pricing contract with the state of Ohio that made a normally much more expensive product very affordable and was cheaper than our coming eSet renewal cost. This is a very special case only available to government and educational organizations, but had that not been offered, we would have gladly stayed with eSet.
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Fortinet
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Usability
ESET
We had issues initially getting all of the policies implemented and working since it can be hard to figure out what setting is coming from what policy. Once you get your stack of policies setup and working, the product works great. The installers just work and knowing that they can remove other AV software when you install it can save you a lot of time and headaches.
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Fortinet
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Support Rating
ESET
Excellent support from ESET and when we had questions regarding the initial deployment they were there. The questions we put forth were answered immediately with great detail. Any of the items we put forth, scenarios, were given a good solution from ESET to fit our needs. This company stands by their product and are happy to step up when needed.
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Fortinet
Any time I've had to use the support, it has been great! They always will recommend certain options, as well as explain what they do and why they are there. The support always gets back to me the same day, and are always pleasant to deal with. I never hesitate to call.
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Implementation Rating
ESET
Do the full scan at the beginning and be prepared to wait until it is done. It will find things you did not know were there. You can leave on the Apple firewall as well as the ESET firewall. There have been no conflicts. Remember to remove emails from being backed up, so you do not have spam on your backup! This was the mistake I made.
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Fortinet
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Alternatives Considered
ESET
We really like the lightness of ESET, this really is a differential in your favor, the way it operates quietly in the background even running a scan was something that interested us, nothing worse than an antivirus locking everything like a scan and still end up issuing scandalous false detections, in the end the choice was made by ESET much because of this differential.
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Fortinet
I have used Barracuda Email Security in the past and FortiMail is just as effective. The interface is easy to use, and the configuration is straightforward in setting it up to work with Microsoft Exchange. Spam detection is effective, as well as malware/viruses and phishing attempts. Overall it is a great service.
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Return on Investment
ESET
  • Stopped several malware outbreaks that would have had considerable downtime on endpoints.
  • Stopped several ransomware attacks that would have potentially costs large sums of money and downtime.
  • Allowed us to utilize Eset itself in lieu of a patchwork of platforms to accomplish the same tasks. Saving us several thousand per year.
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Fortinet
  • It has been positive since we do not have mail crashes and we protect the information that is transmitted by these means.
  • The costs are very accessible.
  • Easy deployment and implementation.
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ScreenShots

ESET PROTECT Screenshots

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