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We performed a comparison between Cisco Secure Email and Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "It is a super big router that costs a few hundred thousand dollars."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It has an intuitive, clear graphical interface where you can deploy your policies and understand the overall flow. There are a lot of things that you cannot handle on the graphic interface, like… more »
    Top Answer:It is a super big router that costs a few hundred thousand dollars.
    Top Answer:You can consolidate on SMA if you want to spam or threats quarantined for multiple devices. It is not advisable for a single device, because if it fails, you are left without any email. I would like… more »
    Top Answer:Compared to other similar products, this is an expensive solution.
    Top Answer:They need to improve the malware in the product. I am not satisfied with Clearswift because of the lack of customer support. The support is poor, the supplier takes a lot of time and it's expensive… more »
    Ranking
    4th
    out of 60 in Email Security
    Views
    13,175
    Comparisons
    8,883
    Reviews
    10
    Average Words per Review
    1,523
    Rating
    8.7
    30th
    out of 60 in Email Security
    Views
    1,062
    Comparisons
    766
    Reviews
    0
    Average Words per Review
    0
    Rating
    N/A
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    Also Known As
    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.

    Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway (SEG) offers cyber-attack protection and outbound data loss prevention for secure email collaboration. With its legacy in the MIMEsweeper for SMTP technology, the Clearswift SEG incorporates the latest in inbound threat protection (Sophos and/or Kaspersky AV), a multi-layer spam defence mechanism, multiple encryption options, deep content inspection control on size and types of attachments and Adaptive Redaction features.

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    Sample Customers
    SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, Indra
    Volusion County Schools
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Energy/Utilities Company19%
    Retailer14%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government15%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise65%
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    Cisco Secure Email is ranked 4th in Email Security with 10 reviews while Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway is ranked 30th in Email Security. Cisco Secure Email is rated 8.8, while Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Secure Email writes "The amount of traffic that it stops is massive". On the other hand, Cisco Secure Email is most compared with FireEye Email Security, Proofpoint Email Protection, Fortinet FortiMail, Microsoft Defender for Office 365 and Secure Email Threat Defense, whereas Clearswift SECURE Email Gateway is most compared with Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection, Proofpoint Email Protection and Fortinet FortiMail.

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