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We performed a comparison between Cisco Secure Email and Kaspersky Security for Mail Server based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Email Security solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"I love the Advanced Malware Protection feature. It works very well... The appliance has more security such as SDF, DKIM, DMARC, and encryption.""The solution is very configurable. It has enabled us to configure some specific filters to stop emails that general configurations didn't stop. It's a powerful solution. It can analyze a lot of emails simultaneously, with no problems of capacity or system load.""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.""The malicious URL scanning, as well as the anti-malware features, have been really useful for us in our environment.""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.""There is a huge return compared to if we didn't have a gateway appliance, as far as blocking malicious emails.""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 message filters. For this, you need to go to a lower level where you have more power, like command line interface. So, this solution has the best of both worlds. There are not a lot of bells and whistles. It is more practical with access to most features that you can configure."

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"The most valuable features are the anti-phishing and anti-spam capabilities.""You can install the plugins on the same machine hosting your exchange solution. It's a good complement for Sophos security, which scans the traffic before it reaches your mail service. Kaspersky is on the mail server itself while Sophos handles the incoming traffic. With both of them working together, we have the perfect solution for mail.""The most valuable feature is the straightforward setup."

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Cons
"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.""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 UI is definitely one area of improvement because it doesn't match other interfaces and the navigation can be a little clunky.""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.""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.""The Forged Email Detection feature needs improvement, particularly with domain. The sensors are not that good and the rules sets are unclear.""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.""The configuration UI should be made more intuitive. Currently, it takes a while to understand how to do the basic configurations."

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"It would be great if Kaspersky could do what Sophos does for us. However, we love having these two different technologies doing the same thing. Sometimes Sophos has the patch to block a novel threat, but Kaspersky doesn't.""The solution is not 100 percent stable and that can use improvement.""Encrypted email attachments are not being monitored by this solution, which is an area that they need to work on."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "Price-wise, I would rate this product a four out of five. It could be a bit cheaper."
  • "The solution is not expensive."
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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:The most valuable feature is the straightforward setup.
    Top Answer:The solution is not 100 percent stable and that can use improvement.
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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.

    Email is the number one vector used by cybercriminals to penetrate and attack enterprise IT systems.

    Kaspersky Security for Mail Server uses Next Generation technologies including advanced heuristics, machine learning and sandboxing to detect and protect against ransomware, spam, phishing, data loss and even unknown threats penetrating your IT systems through emails and malicious attachments.

    Offer
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    Sample Customers
    SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, Indra
    Vimpel Com, Estrella Galicia, Krombacher
    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
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise55%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Secure Email vs. Kaspersky Security for Mail Server
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Secure Email vs. Kaspersky Security for Mail Server and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    655,711 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco Secure Email is ranked 4th in Email Security with 10 reviews while Kaspersky Security for Mail Server is ranked 26th in Email Security with 3 reviews. Cisco Secure Email is rated 8.8, while Kaspersky Security for Mail Server is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Secure Email writes "The amount of traffic that it stops is massive". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Kaspersky Security for Mail Server writes "You can install the plugins on the same machine hosting your exchange, and it's a good complement for other security solutions". Cisco Secure Email is most compared with FireEye Email Security, Proofpoint Email Protection, Fortinet FortiMail, Microsoft Defender for Office 365 and IRONSCALES, whereas Kaspersky Security for Mail Server is most compared with Fortinet FortiMail, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Barracuda Email Security Gateway, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection and Sophos Email. See our Cisco Secure Email vs. Kaspersky Security for Mail Server report.

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