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McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)

McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)


What is McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)?

McAfee Email Gateway was a secure email gateway featuring encryption and anti-spam / phishing protection that was EOL in late 2015.

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What is McAfee Email Gateway (Discontinued)?

McAfee Email Gateway was a secure email gateway featuring encryption and anti-spam / phishing protection that was EOL in late 2015.

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Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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This product is implemented at several of my clients and in use as their Antispam system. It works as a cloud filtering system that scans and quarantines email prior to it reaching user mailboxes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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.
  • 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.
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.
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