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Score 10 out of 100
16 Ratings
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Proofpoint Essentials

I would definitely recommend it for fast and easy deployment with no need of constant managing solution. It is a solid solution that will do all what you need for the email security. Especially when you have a small IT team or even do not have enough experienced specialists to handle email security questions - Proofpoint is what I would recommend to use. I gave it 9 of 10 points only because of the price, you can find find more cheap solutions on the market.
Valeryi Mezentsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

The best [way] for Trend Micro [Smart Protection Suite, with XGen] to stand out, would be to install it throughout the network, both computers and servers[.] I recommend this solution for both small companies and very large companies since currently the security of our data is very critical and many times the costs that they lead to when suffering from an attack are too high. [A] system like this is worth investing in.
Franklin Lara | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Secure Email Gateway

Proofpoint Essentials
8.6
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
Anti-malware
Proofpoint Essentials
8.0
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
Cusomizability
Proofpoint Essentials
8.0
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
Threat Detection
Proofpoint Essentials
8.0
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
End-to-End Encryption
Proofpoint Essentials
9.0
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
Management Tools
Proofpoint Essentials
10.0
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

Endpoint Security

Proofpoint Essentials
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
8.8
Anti-Exploit Technology
Proofpoint Essentials
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
8.9
Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
Proofpoint Essentials
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
8.8
Centralized Management
Proofpoint Essentials
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
9.0
Hybrid Deployment Support
Proofpoint Essentials
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
8.5
Infection Remediation
Proofpoint Essentials
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
8.6
Vulnerability Management
Proofpoint Essentials
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
8.8
Malware Detection
Proofpoint Essentials
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
8.8

Pros

Proofpoint Essentials

  • Easy to use
  • Automated user account creation
  • Automated user account deletion
  • Lots of options to make it work for your specific environment
Daniel Merkl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

  • Real time threat intelligence using updates from global threat intelligence network.
  • Advanced built-in threat detection and response capabilities.
  • Ability to detect advanced malware, behavior and communications.
  • Flexibility to deploy with on-premise or cloud or hybrid.
  • Single management console to manage all layers of security.
Ravinder Beniwal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Proofpoint Essentials

  • Add encryption (secure emails) of outbound email to Business license.
  • Real-time user creations. Now it applies changes only in the beginning of the next hour.
  • More appearance customization for portal.
  • Sometimes it is blocking the same domain or sender again and again even if it was release and approved.
Valeryi Mezentsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

  • Documentation is something that can be improved here.
  • Licensing is overly complex and needs to be improved for different features/variations.
  • Install is difficult.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Proofpoint Essentials

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen 8.5
Based on 8 answers
I have only had to contact technical support once, which in itself shows what a good product this is, and I received spot-on advice from the person I contacted.
Melissa Cartee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Proofpoint Essentials

I think Proofpoint is a lot easier to use and has a simpler design. I also really like the automated user creation and deletion which I'm not sure if Symantec had. We had use Symantec through an old MSP so it wasn't a decision we made to change but I would have changed if it was our [decision.]
Daniel Merkl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

Everything I've used and installed before and since has been easier to implement and support. TM had attractive pricing, however, that was negated by the overall experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Proofpoint Essentials

  • We are a financial company that requires a lot of regulations on the information security side, so Proofpoint is one of the key tools that closes lots of potential security breaches.
  • Decreased almost to zero the number of SPAM, Fraud and Phishing attacks.
  • Using that solution doesn't require to have a dedicated specialist for email security.
Valeryi Mezentsev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

  • We have stopped multiple infections of ransomware from spreading.
  • Lost some productivity when database crashed
  • Updates tend to slow system down
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Proofpoint Essentials

General

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

Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Proofpoint Essentials
10.0
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
8.8

Support Rating

Proofpoint Essentials
Trend Micro Smart Protection Suite, with XGen
8.5

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