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Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point Anti-Spam and Email Security Software Blade vs. Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The filtering is definitely better at catching both spam and malicious messages, and there's a lot of extremely granular ability for setting up rules. You can do it the way you want to. The Microsoft solution tends to be pretty limited in how it allows some of that to be done.""The most valuable features are Advanced Malware Protection, URL filtering, and of course Reputation Filtering.""It is doing its work. It is doing what it was actually designed to do. It has ensured we don't have business email compromises, and it has also ensured that our brand Galaxy is unique all year round.""Anti-Spam and Advanced Malware Protection are the most valuable features... and we also have the option to block Zero-day attacks.""Cisco Secure Email Cloud Gateway has allowed our users to be able to concentrate on the emails that they do receive. Previously, our users had to deal with nine million additional emails across the organization, which is nearly 1,000 emails per user to have to deal with a month. That's a massive amount for our staff to deal with and probably several hours of their time. We have a lot of clinical staff, being a hospital. We want to make our staff as productive as possible. By removing a lot of that spam and phishing type emails, this allows them to do their job.""It does a great job of preventing spam, malware, and ransomware. I can only go by what people have told me and what I've seen, but I have not seen spam in a year and a half to two years in my own company mailbox. And there are not a lot of catches where it's catching something that should have gotten through, either.""I love the Advanced Malware Protection feature. It works very well... The appliance has more security such as SDF, DKIM, DMARC, and encryption.""There is a huge return compared to if we didn't have a gateway appliance, as far as blocking malicious emails."

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"This product integrates well and is easy to manage.""I like the flexible configuration set, e.g. both the content-based and the IP reputation anti-spam are supported, but you may choose to disable the mechanism you don't like.""Using Check Point has helped us to safeguard our environment and help to protect against spam, as well as other types of attacks against our network.""The solution can be monitored on a single dashboard with actionable insights and reporting.""A scalable, stable solution with good technical support.""It is certainly very beneficial for a small business and works best in combination with other Check Point blades, such as the Data Protection Blade that protects against data loss via email."

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"It does a good job for us, and its admin console is easy to use.""Mimecast certainly helped my customers reduce phishing emails.""It's really quite user-friendly. In terms of technical superiority and the product itself, there are no complaints. It is really cutting edge.""Its administration console is very easy to use. The administration console is absolutely important because you interact with the platform through it.""The initial setup is very straightforward.""It's good, it keeps the spam out.""The product is good. To date, we have not faced any challenges.""The piece that is most valuable from the Mimecast standpoint will be the sandboxing feature."

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Cons
"I use the search all the time. Sometimes, it is hard to search for things and things are hard to find. People come to me all the time, saying, "This email didn't get through." Then, I go searching and don't find it on the first search. You have to think about alternative searches. I don't know if there is an easier way that they could help to find things. I don't know how they could simplify it, because now everybody else is using the cloud and everything is coming from Office 365, or whatever. It is just not the same environment from years ago where everybody had their own server and you could search easier.""They can do it better with web links, with the URLs. They have a technology called Outbreak but it doesn't work as well as we would like.""The interface is dated. It has looked pretty much the same for 15 years or so. It would be helpful to be able to do everything from one spot. The centralized quarantine and reporting are completely separate from policy administration.""I would like more functionality and how to use it for Level 2 type staff. The biggest issue is it needs to be easier to use and navigate.""We have Microsoft and we have the E5 licenses, they have more EDR responses on certain emails. That's something that Cisco ESA on the cloud doesn't have. They don't do anything about MITRE attacks. They only detect if there is a malicious email or a threat and they remove it.""Typically, in a phishing email, they try to use a name everybody's going to recognize, like the CEO's name or the CFO's name... With this appliance, the way it's designed at the moment, for us to really stop that with any level of confidence, we have to build a dictionary of all the names of the people we want it to check, and all the ways they could be spelled. My name would be in there as Phillip Collins, Phillip D. Collins, Phillip Dean Collins, Phil Collins, Phil D. Collins. There could be eight or 10 variations of my name that we'd have to put in the dictionary. There's no artificial intelligence to say "Phil Collins" could be all these other things, and to stop phishing from coming through in that way.""The reporting functionality needs to be improved.""The UI is definitely one area of improvement because it doesn't match other interfaces and the navigation can be a little clunky."

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"It would be useful to have more logs and in aggregate mode, perhaps through a specific report, that can be more easily used for troubleshooting.""The user should be able to perform a real-time search of the objects and see the messages.""It does not provide for standalone configuration on the security gateway. Instead, you need to have a management server/smart console for managing it.""It would be useful to have more logs and in aggregate mode, perhaps through a specific report, that can be more easily used for troubleshooting.""The pattern used to filter emails could be improved""I think that the pricing for the Check Point products should be reconsidered, as we found it to be quite expensive to purchase and to maintain."

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"The detection rates are an area for improvement.""Their support should be improved. They are notorious for sending you to knowledge-based articles rather than actually talking to you, but that is, unfortunately, kind of becoming a trend with everything. In terms of features, I haven't had any complaints. However, I don't like the fact they moved to a paid training subscription model. They used to have a lot of free webinars for training, but they have started to charge for them in the past year.""The filtering needs more flexibility.""Its pricing can be improved. It is a bit expensive.""From an administrative point of view, Mimecast is a little bit cumbersome and difficult. It's not something that the end-user can easily find navigate themselves.""As a user, the user interface of the management console could be upgraded, for example.""We have subscribed to an archival service, and yet, when we have to get our data out, we have to pay a fee to get our own data. They charge an extraction fee.""The price could be better, it should be reduced."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "Choosing the correct set of licenses is essential because, without the additional software blade licenses, the Check Point gateways are just a stateful firewall."
  • "The cost is competitive with other security products on the market."
  • "This is a simple system with a very low cost and basic functions, which surely is ideal for a small company."
  • "Reasonably priced solution."
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  • "It's an expensive solution."
  • "The licensing costs are per-user for the product that you get with them."
  • "It is a bit expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
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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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    We have Microsoft and we have the E5 licenses, they have more EDR responses on certain emails. That's something that… more »
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    Determining areas for improvement is not a question that can be answered simply. I think we should separate the antispam… more »
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    Like any company, we needed an antispam product so we implemented this solution. Buying this blade was convenient from… more »
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    It does a good job for us, and its admin console is easy to use.
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    Their support should be improved. They are notorious for sending you to knowledge-based articles rather than actually… more »
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    It is our spam filter, phishing filter, and executive impersonation filter. We have its latest version.
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    Cisco Email Security, IronPort, Cisco Email Security, ESA, Email Security Appliances
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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.

    Check Point Anti-Spam & Email Security provides comprehensive protection for messaging infrastructure. A multidimensional approach protects email infrastructure, provides highly accurate anti-spam coverage and defends organizations from a wide variety of virus and malware threats delivered within email.

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    Mimecast’s Advanced Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection uses multiple, sophisticated, detection engines and a diverse set of threat intelligence sources to protect email from spam, malware, phishing, and targeted attacks delivered as a 100% cloud-based service.

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    Sample Customers
    SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, Indra
    SF Police Credit Union (SFPCU)
    Azizi Developments, Affinity Credit Union, Aftercare, Al Abbar Group
    Top Industries
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    Energy/Utilities Company19%
    Retailer14%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Government8%
    Educational Organization6%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government5%
    Financial Services Firm4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise41%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business8%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business56%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Check Point Anti-Spam and Email Security Software Blade vs. Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
    564,599 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Check Point Anti-Spam and Email Security Software Blade is ranked 15th in Email Security with 6 reviews while Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection is ranked 6th in Email Security with 8 reviews. Check Point Anti-Spam and Email Security Software Blade is rated 6.6, while Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Check Point Anti-Spam and Email Security Software Blade writes "Good message encryption and validation features, but the console should be more user-friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection writes "Protects your organization from all types of threats". Check Point Anti-Spam and Email Security Software Blade is most compared with Barracuda Email Security Gateway, Fortinet FortiMail and IceWarp, whereas Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Fortinet FortiMail, IRONSCALES, Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway and Microsoft Exchange Online Protection. See our Check Point Anti-Spam and Email Security Software Blade vs. Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection report.

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