13 Ratings
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Score 9.9 out of 100
3 Ratings
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

Comparable to a Barracuda email appliance, these units retain email that is quarantined as well as provide cloud layer to support it. It is best suited for a medium size company as the devices are often not as scalable as Barracuda.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Mail Assure

SolarWinds Mail Assure is well suited to medium and large sized organizations that need a configurable and flexible mail filter. It is likely to not be appropriate for marketing firms that want a set it and forget it sort of filter that needs no adjustment.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
SolarWinds Mail Assure
7.8
Anti-malware
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
SolarWinds Mail Assure
7.6
Cusomizability
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
SolarWinds Mail Assure
6.6
Threat Detection
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
SolarWinds Mail Assure
8.7
Management Tools
McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
SolarWinds Mail Assure
8.3

Pros

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

  • Filtering system is very strong, more often than not blocks bad email.
  • Does fine job filtering and configuring content filtering for extension types such as ZIP or RAR.
  • Intermediary between Internet and email system provides extra layer of security including ability to spool email in the event of an email system outage.
  • Outbound encryption feature is very useful for security purposes.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Mail Assure

  • Spam filtering
  • Adaptive learning for security
chris maddox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

  • The onsite appliances have end-of-life forcing an upgrade to new unit.
  • Many of the appliances have been end-of-life and seems McAfee may not be offering the service in the future.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Mail Assure

  • SMTP scanning trips some spam filters.
  • Releasing a quarantined spam email often requires admin intervention.
  • Console access is cumbersome for end users.
Howard Magnes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Mail Assure

SolarWinds Mail Assure 9.4
Based on 3 answers
The support has been rock solid, easy to communicate with, and highly knowledgable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

Barracuda provides two product options, the ESS cloud-only filtering, and onsite Email Security Gateway appliances. Unless compliance needs require the on-premises device, the ESS option easily beats the McAfee Email Gateway.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Mail Assure

We have used a few mail security options, including SpamStopsHere. Mail Assure is easier to manage and adapts as it learns the email traffic and patterns that come into the company. We use most of the SolarWinds suite, including MSPManager, N-central, Passportal, and Endpoint Security. We have been happy with their products and they are always quick to respond to their support tickets.
chris maddox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

  • The end-of-life of appliances is unfortunate as it forces a purchase of a replacement unit. Barracuda devices have a 4-year refresh cycle so purchasing additional hardware is rarely necessary.
  • McAfee seems to be phasing out the service over time.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Mail Assure

  • It cut down on the amount of spam we get.
  • It can differentiate a email box from an alias attached so it must be specified to keep from being billed.
Howard Magnes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

Pricing Details

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SolarWinds Mail Assure

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
6.0
SolarWinds Mail Assure
8.7

Support Rating

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)
SolarWinds Mail Assure
9.4

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