MailGate SC vs. Sophos Email

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
MailGate SC
Score 6.0 out of 10
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MailGate SC, formerly from Axway and now from an independent Mailgate, is a email security solution that protects organizations from a wide range of advanced threats. The MailGate platform provides end-to-end email security with patented technology with advanced threat protection, outbound security, a data loss prevention engine, secure file sharing, and end-user APIs.N/A
Sophos Email
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Sophos Email is presented as Predictive Cloud Email Security Powered by Artificial Intelligence designed to block spam and malware, as well as protect employees and block phishing attempts.N/A
Pricing
MailGate SCSophos Email
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MailGate SCSophos Email
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
MailGate SCSophos Email
Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
MailGate SC
5.7
1 Ratings
38% below category average
Sophos Email
5.7
19 Ratings
38% below category average
Customizability5.01 Ratings4.319 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption5.01 Ratings7.716 Ratings
Management Tools7.01 Ratings4.119 Ratings
Anti-malware00 Ratings4.419 Ratings
Data Loss Protection00 Ratings7.516 Ratings
Threat Detection00 Ratings4.318 Ratings
Sandboxing00 Ratings7.614 Ratings
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User Ratings
MailGate SCSophos Email
Likelihood to Recommend
6.0
(1 ratings)
4.4
(22 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
1.1
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
2.8
(11 ratings)
User Testimonials
MailGate SCSophos Email
Likelihood to Recommend
MailGate
MailGate is well suited for organizations that have sensitive information with the need to securely transport via email, it is less appropriate for larger organizations as the overhead for administrators becomes more complex
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Sophos
The Sophos email solution is a good fit for my organization which is a mid-size resort with 200 users. Sophos email has revealed unwanted emails that were getting through our built in Microsoft email security scanning and policies so having this extra layer was a no brainier. With that we were able to focus on the bad stuff and even tweak our products with this information from Sophos email.
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Pros
MailGate
  • Ability to alert a variety of statuses to administrators via email
  • Shows health status of the appliance to ensure proper functionality
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Sophos
  • We could customize it to have a certain level of workflow. We manage to enforce certain email (based on key-phrases) to be quarantined before send it to the recipient. And the email needs to be approved (manually) before being released.
  • For certain type (using regex) of email, we will encrypt it if it's sent outside our organization domain.
  • Scalable
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Cons
MailGate
  • External storage configuration is complex to set up
  • Customer support is average, can be slow depending on the type of issue or request
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Sophos
  • I would love to see tips integrated into the user interface from the management side to allow for easier dissection of email headers. This would allow lower level admins that may work at smaller companies to better understand the information presented.
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Likelihood to Renew
MailGate
No answers on this topic
Sophos
It was easy to use and easy to implement. You don't need previous knowledge on the products, after we got this up and running, it took us hours to put everything together. The transition was easy and seamless.
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Usability
MailGate
No answers on this topic
Sophos
It's mostly great and for policies and features, it does everything we would ask it to and more. The only thing keeping it from being a 10 is the lack of granularity in the reporting, which is actually an issue within Sophos Central as a whole. The ability to drill down from dashboards into accurate, detailed data would be very helpful at times.
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Support Rating
MailGate
No answers on this topic
Sophos
Support is slow to respond. They call back outside of normal business hours despite clearly being advised when they should call. They try to BS you that the platform is working properly although there is hard evidence to the contrary. Once you get to senior level of support they agree that the product is incapable of performing properly in its current iteration.
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Alternatives Considered
MailGate
MailGate works well with administrative control and ease of use for setting up TLS connectivity between clients
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Sophos
I have only tried Sophos Email, and I find it to be a very useful tool, as it protects against information leakage such as fraudulent emails, cloud sandboxing and quarantine, which are essential functions and the product works excellent.
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Return on Investment
MailGate
  • MailGate has allowed the organization to accept more clients with their knowledge of our ability to securely send emails
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Sophos
  • Sophos Email has been protecting our users, including the administrative branch, who are the target of attacks most frequently.
  • Every month Sophos Email stops about 100,000 malicious emails. We calculate that if these attacks have saved the company time, it prevents us from having a lot of support staff to attend to the cases.
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