N-able Mail Assure vs. Proofpoint Email Protection

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
N-able Mail Assure
Score 4.6 out of 10
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SolarWinds offers Mail Assure, a cloud-based email security solution designed to help customers stay in control and protect their inbound and outbound email using collective threat intelligence, 24/7 email continuity, and long-term email archiving.N/A
Proofpoint Email Protection
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Proofpoint Email Protection is available as an on-premise or cloud based solution and blocks unwanted, malicious and impostor emails with granular search capabilities and visibility into all messages. Outbound controls include encryption and data loss prevention, while continuity capabilities ensure business communications can continue as normal in the event of an email outage. With Proofpoint's Email Protection, you can protect your people, data, and brand from today’s threats…N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
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N-able Mail AssureProofpoint Email Protection
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
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Secure Email Gateway
Comparison of Secure Email Gateway features of Product A and Product B
N-able Mail Assure
8.4
3 Ratings
0% below category average
Proofpoint Email Protection
9.2
78 Ratings
9% above category average
Anti-malware8.33 Ratings10.076 Ratings
Customizability7.83 Ratings10.075 Ratings
Threat Detection8.83 Ratings9.075 Ratings
Management Tools8.73 Ratings8.074 Ratings
Data Loss Protection00 Ratings8.748 Ratings
Sandboxing00 Ratings9.257 Ratings
End-to-End Encryption00 Ratings9.358 Ratings
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N-able Mail AssureProofpoint Email Protection
Small Businesses
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.1 out of 10
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Score 9.1 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 7.4 out of 10
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Score 7.4 out of 10
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User Ratings
N-able Mail AssureProofpoint Email Protection
Likelihood to Recommend
4.0
(3 ratings)
8.8
(95 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.2
(3 ratings)
8.3
(5 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
N-able Mail AssureProofpoint Email Protection
Likelihood to Recommend
N-able
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.
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Proofpoint
Well suited: Proofpoint does a pretty good job at protecting us from spam emails. I was able to block a lot of emails coming from SendGrid by blocking SendGrid emails with a custom spam filter. However, SendGrid has a lot of legit emails too so I was able to create another rule to allow those emails from certain people, then block the rest. That way business need was met but spam emails are blocked. Less Appropriate If you are trying to monitor internal to internal emails Proofpoint is probably a little over featured for that.
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Pros
N-able
  • Spam filtering
  • Adaptive learning for security
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Proofpoint
  • Spam - catches these emails before hitting the inbox.
  • Daily digest - provides users with a list of the emails that were blocked and allows them to choose to release them if they are legitimate emails.
  • Ensures that emails coming into our organization is safe for our users and verifies the email is coming from stated senders email server.
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Cons
N-able
  • SMTP scanning trips some spam filters.
  • Releasing a quarantined spam email often requires admin intervention.
  • Console access is cumbersome for end users.
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Proofpoint
  • Proofpoint could offer more frequent training opportunities to customers at all levels of expertise.
  • Proofpoint can always continue to strive to keep its product a leader in the industry.
  • Proofpoint's support site could be overhauled to provide a more logical flow.
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Usability
N-able
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Proofpoint
Very robust and solid product in protecting our emails. The engineers who assisted with our implementation was very knowledgable and great to work with. Easy to use by end-users. Administration and management are also easy for IT. Great dashboard and reporting tools for business reviews.
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Reliability and Availability
N-able
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Proofpoint
There were no appliance errors or unplanned outages during five years of operation.
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Performance
N-able
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Proofpoint
Most important thing is the performance of processing mails. Even in a complex environment the system keeps performing on a very high Level.
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Support Rating
N-able
The support has been rock solid, easy to communicate with, and highly knowledgable.
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Proofpoint
We use ProofPoint support quite often to fix issues and assist with setting up features and rules. Each time we have created a ticket, they have been very helpful and respectful. Each ticket has been treated with the appropriate SLA time and attention. We also enjoy the regular check-ins from the engineers when tickets are open but we get busy with other tasks.
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Alternatives Considered
N-able
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.
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Proofpoint
We previously used halon anti-spam, which lasted us well until our organization really started to grow and it was not able to keep up with the amount of mail we were receiving. The support is also nothing compared to Proofpoint's professional services offering. Halon was also not able to have the complex rules that Proofpoint can offer.
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Scalability
N-able
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Proofpoint
You can add a lot of agents to your environment if you need them. And you can operate hardware appliances and virtual appliances in the same cluster.
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Return on Investment
N-able
  • 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.
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Proofpoint
  • Having easy-to-reach backups of all employee emails has made Proofpoint worth it by itself. That plus the countless times that spam/malicious emails did not make it through to the intended person that could have potentially cost the organization a lot of money.
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