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Score 9.9 out of 100
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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

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

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

Symantec Messaging Gateway

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

Symantec Messaging Gateway

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

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

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

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

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

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

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