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  • "You're going to get what you pay for. If you're not willing to pay the price of Cisco, you're not going to get a product that's as good as Cisco. I don't think Cisco is overpriced, because for the last two years I've been comparing it to Microsoft and Cisco has been cheaper and given us more features."
  • "In my previous organization, avoiding four instances of CryptoLocker within an estimated six month period is approximately $600,000 in lost time and effort. Our five year cost was about a million dollars, and the four outages that we had equated to 65 percent of that five year cost."
  • "The licensing was all transferred."
  • "Compared to Cisco's on-prem service, the cost is the same, but you don't have to pay for the hardware and you don't have to maintain the system, as far as upgrades and hardware failures are concerned. It is cheaper to operate on their cloud service than it is to operate with their on-prem service."
  • "Cisco Secure Email and the support are priced well. It's not cheap, but there are other solutions that offer less and cost so much. For example, Microsoft is more expensive than Cisco."
  • "There are additional fees for adding features."
  • "At times, we feel the pricing is a bit too high, but then, there is also room for discounts. We enjoy a lot of discounts, and that is why we are still with them. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees."
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  • "The price of Barracuda Essentials is better than some of the competing products."
  • "We pay annually. They never charged us for anything else. And they were quite a bit under that $20,000 mark. It was $19,074. And they've been pretty good about not skyrocketing the price or anything like that. It has gone up. It's gone up to $24,000 in 2020."
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    The added value of it is that every migration to a new version is initiated by the Cisco version itself, so that is a… more »
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    Also Known As
    Cisco Email Security, IronPort, Cisco Email Security, ESA, Email Security Appliances
    SolarWinds MSP Mail, SolarWinds Mail Assure, SolarWinds MSP Mail Assure
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    Overview

    Customers of all sizes face the same daunting challenge: email is simultaneously the most important business communication tool and the leading attack vector for security breaches. Cisco Email Security enables users to communicate securely and helps organizations combat Business Email Compromise (BEC), ransomware, advanced malware, phishing, spam, and data loss with a multilayered approach to security.

    Barracuda Essentials enables customers to safely, efficiently, and economically adopt Office 365 by protecting users from dangerous ransomware and phishing attacks. It minimizes downtime, ensuring compliance retention, and enabling recovery of Exchange Online, OneDrive and Sharepoint Online data giving users peace of mind and complete protection in their Office 365 environment.

    N-able Mail Assure helps safeguard against spam, viruses, malware, ransomware, spear phishing, social engineering attacks, impersonation, spoofing, business email compromise, and other email-borne threats.

    • Collective threat intelligence and machine learning to detect and protect against email threats in real time.
    • Advanced threat protection for inbound and outbound email, with full support for SPF/DKIM/DMARC.
    • Seamless integration with Microsoft 365 via an add-in for a native experience.
    • 24/7 email continuity via web console to keep email always available.
    • Encrypted, long-term email archiving with unlimited storage.

    Offer
    Learn more about Cisco Secure Email
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    Sample Customers
    SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, Indra
    ACT Government, Acumen Group, AGIP, Delta Dental Plans Association, Desai/Nasr Consulting Engineers, Inc., Equinox Information Systems
    eNet Systems, WinAdmins, Newport Systems
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Energy/Utilities Company19%
    Retailer14%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Construction Company12%
    Real Estate/Law Firm4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Government6%
    Insurance Company4%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise41%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business8%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Barracuda Essentials is ranked 3rd in Email Archiving with 2 reviews while N-able Mail Assure is ranked 9th in Email Archiving. Barracuda Essentials is rated 8.6, while N-able Mail Assure is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Barracuda Essentials writes "Set-it-and-forget-it type of product that doesn't require a lot of management". On the other hand, Barracuda Essentials is most compared with Barracuda Sentinel, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, TitanHQ SpamTitan, Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection and Microsoft Defender for Office 365, whereas N-able Mail Assure is most compared with Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, TitanHQ SpamTitan, Menlo Security Email Isolation and Fortinet FortiMail.

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