FortiMail vs. Symantec Email Security.cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Symantec Email Security.cloud
Score 8.2 out of 10
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Symantec Email Security.cloud filters unwanted messages and protects users from targeted attacks. The service has self- learning capabilities and Symantec intelligence to deliver highly effective and accurate email security. Encryption and data loss prevention help you control sensitive data. It supports Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps, on premises or hosted Microsoft Exchange, and other mailbox services, delivering always-on, inbound and outbound messaging security. It is designed…N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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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
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Top Pros
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Features
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Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
FortiMail
9.9
4 Ratings
Symantec Email Security.cloud
9.7
3 Ratings
Anti-malware10.03 Ratings9.83 Ratings
Cusomizability9.04 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Data Loss Protection10.04 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Threat Detection10.04 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Sandboxing10.02 Ratings9.52 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption10.02 Ratings9.93 Ratings
Management Tools10.04 Ratings9.93 Ratings
User Ratings
FortiMailSymantec Email Security.cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(6 ratings)
9.9
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.5
(4 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
FortiMailSymantec Email Security.cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Broadcom
If you don't want to have any spam or malware in your mailbox, Symantec Email Security.cloud is the solution to choose. Also, if you need to have some security features, like DLP, it has them embedded!
We have also been using reporting a lot to see how many emails have been sent, where they delivered, and so on.
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Pros
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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Broadcom
  • Anti-SPAM protection.
  • Anti-Virus protection.
  • Email track and trace functionality.
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Cons
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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Broadcom
  • Searching within the console can be slow at times, especially when making small tweaks and refreshing quickly
  • Features seem to have slowed down since Symantec acquired this formerly "MessageLabs" product
  • Advanced filtering and scanning is not quite as good as several competitors
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Usability
Fortinet
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Broadcom
Symantec Email Security.cloud provides an easy to use, intuitive web interface. Majority of Symantec Email Security.cloud user functionality is exposed to this web interface. User functionality not exposed in the web management portal of Symantec Email Security.cloud can be easily and quickly addressed by contacting Symantec Email Security. cloud support.
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Support Rating
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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Broadcom
In very tricky cases, it takes time to explain it to the support personnel as they don't get your problem from the first couple of emails.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Broadcom
Barracuda's ESS is the premier product, it boasts outbound email encryption as an included service as well as all of the security features of Symantec Email Security.cloud. Sophos is on the same level as SES.c but is not quite as feature rich.
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Return on Investment
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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Broadcom
  • Our previous solution was very manual. The ROI has been in less manual intervention from the admins and freeing up their already busy schedules.
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