FortiMail: Excellent Spam Filter
December 19, 2017

FortiMail: Excellent Spam Filter

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with FortiMail

Fortimail is used across our entire organization. It is used as our main mail filter and solves our spam issues. It does an effective job of filtering out email attachments that contain malware and viruses. As a result, it keeps our users safe from malicious content that can potentially do harm to our network.
  • Filters out spam and malware effectively, and places potential spam in quarantine for review.
  • Spam definitions get updated on a daily basis to combat new types of spam.
  • Ability to set up keywords to filter from incoming emails and blacklist/whitelist domains.
  • Often times there are false-positive emails that get sent to quarantine, even though they are not spam.
  • Needs quite a bit of tuning initially to get it to work effectively.
  • Have to whitelist domains that may get blocked regardless if they are sending spam.
  • FortiMail has had a positive impact because it helps our business stay running and keeps it safe from spam and phishing emails.
  • There is a yearly renewal cost to keep FortiMail updated. The positive impact is that there is no downtime due to spam related issues.
  • Our business is 24/7 so FortiMail is part of our annual budget and the ROI is that we are not losing time due to email issues.
I have used Barracuda Email Security in the past and FortiMail is just as effective. The interface is easy to use, and the configuration is straightforward in setting it up to work with Microsoft Exchange. Spam detection is effective, as well as malware/viruses and phishing attempts. Overall it is a great service.
FortiMail is useful for small businesses and large companies. If you are looking to filter inbound and outbound email, then it will do an effective job of keeping your network safe. The virus, malware, spam definitions are updated on a daily basis and will help any company that is looking to eliminate spam and malware.