Implementing Sophos Email Security is great
June 21, 2018

Implementing Sophos Email Security is great

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Sophos Secure Email Gateways

The Sophos Secure Email Gateways is being used across the bank to address the email encryption purposes as well as for anti-spam and phishing; together with those we also employ the e-mail sandboxing feature. The product is also being customized to provide a workflow of sending certain encrypted emails.


  • We could customize it to have a certain level of workflow. We manage to enforce certain email (based on key-phrases) to be quarantined before send it to the recipient. And the email needs to be approved (manually) before being released.
  • For certain type (using regex) of email, we will encrypt it if it's sent outside our organization domain.
  • Scalable


  • Out of the box workflow approval of emails before being sent to recipients is a plus
  • Using regex needs a certain expertise
  • In regards to DLP, why not add context based and content based
  • We have prevented several cases of employees tried to steal organization's information; this has a great effect on the ROI not only in dollars but also in our reputation.
  • We have used it for more than 4 years, which is more than typical technology adoption we usually do; and this is the result of the above causes (prevention of internal fraud).
  • Need to have an expert of regex to accommodate more advanced DLP function/requirements
MS Exchange has the capabilities of out of the box workflow (as described previously), however, we managed to customize Sophos to do semi-manual workflow which is still acceptable. And more the encryption methods of Sophos has been proven by us to be more suitable. And the anti-spam and phishing as well as the sandbox is also better than MS.
If trying to ensure the email is secure from a certain degree of threats like spam, ransomware and even phishing attacks than Sophos Secure Email Gateway is the answer. In our organization, it's been implemented and none of the security incidents related to those attacks that rooted from email is reported. And Sophos Secure Email Gateway has one of the best email encryption methods we found on the market.


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