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FireEye Email Security vs. Forcepoint Email Security
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about FireEye Email Security vs. Forcepoint Email Security and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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Pros
"Anti-Spam and Advanced Malware Protection are the most valuable features... and we also have the option to block Zero-day attacks.""The malicious URL scanning, as well as the anti-malware features, have been really useful for us in our environment.""The added value of it is that every migration to a new version is initiated by the Cisco version itself, so that is a bunch of work that you don't have to do on the Cisco ESA system on-premise. As it becomes a safe platform, you don't need to invest anything in your own data center or in your upgrade path.""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.""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 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.""I love the Advanced Malware Protection feature. It works very well... The appliance has more security such as SDF, DKIM, DMARC, and encryption.""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."

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"We can control this solution from the cloud and are able to access it from wherever we are.""FireEye is good for malware depicting and security.""The product helps reduce the number of malicious emails reaching the user's inbox.""I like FireEye's filtering, spam digests, and its advanced threat review of email flow. It also has a broad range of riskware rules you can deploy.""What I find most valuable with the solution is that it can integrate with cloud solutions, such as Google and Microsoft. Additionally, the solution is easy to use.""FireEye Email Security is easy to use.""We have had very good results from the use of FireEye Email Security. We are very comfortable with this technology, but I don't know if it's necessary to move into the cloud, we will check other technologies and study them. Additionally, the solution has good integration.""The initial setup is simple."

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"I like how versatile the options are. For example, we can set it where we are able to access and browse Facebook but we are denied the ability to post photos. There is also that ability integrate with Office 365 - SharePoint app.""The email and the web filter aspects of the solution are the most valuable features.""Unlike other competitors, it doesn't cause any performance issues.""It is good at data leakage prevention (DLP). You can create the data exfiltration profile while sending the emails, which is one of the key advantages of the solution.""It's easier to deploy than other options.""Using Forcepoint, we have created policies and rules for any suspicious mail. It is blocked and only released by an admin's approval.""This is a reasonably stable solution.""The most valuable features of Forcepoint Email Security are the integration with other solutions. It provides a more secure infrastructure and views for the customers from the DLP. You can work on URLs, files, and advanced inspections that will protect the customers."

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Cons
"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 area of license renewal should be improved. We normally renew our license every year. There is a feature called smart licensing, and I switched from the legacy mode to the smart licensing mode because of what I thought smart licensing does. I thought it would make licensing renewal seamless and very swift, but ever since I've switched to smart licensing, each time I want to renew my license, it is a whole lot of headache. The process is not smooth, and I had to keep calling Cisco TAC to see how the issue can be resolved. At one point, I wanted to revert back to the legacy mode, but I can't revert. Once you switch from the legacy mode to the smart licensing mode, you can't revert. They should improve on the visibility of the smart licensing mode so that it can indeed be smart and easier to use for the license renewal every year. That is one challenge.""We have been struggling in the last month with Cisco encryption and with the S/MIME encryption. I don't know if it is an issue on our side or if these features of the solution are not working very well.""The UI is definitely one area of improvement because it doesn't match other interfaces and the navigation can be a little clunky.""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.""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 configuration UI should be made more intuitive. Currently, it takes a while to understand how to do the basic configurations.""The Forged Email Detection feature needs improvement, particularly with domain. The sensors are not that good and the rules sets are unclear."

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"If they want to be the primary or best solution, they need to have better email management features.""The solution needs better support.""The spam detection feature could be better.""I would like the solution to be able to automatically quarantine the malicious emails before getting to the user's mailbox and continue with regular email operations. This could result in the user clicking the email before the purge operation is completed.""The solution is not easy to set up. However, we have employees that have the knowledge that can do the difficult implementation. It would be better if the process was easier.""FireEye needs single sign-on. They say it's on their roadmap. They should also implement support for Microsoft Authenticator app for 2FA.""Sometimes especially zero-day spam emails can be passed to the user's inbox.""The custom tailoring is limited."

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"Forcepoint is the best for DLP, but it is not better than other solutions in terms of phishing emails or threat protections on the email. It has less visibility over there. They might need to enhance these components because other solutions, such as Cisco Email Security and IronPort, have more advanced features. Forcepoint should focus more on threats and spam. They have a small database for spam. They must increase their solution's capability from this perspective.""It's quite difficult to learn this solution, it's not an entry level product. If you are a skilled user you will think it's a very useful tool, but if you are not a skilled user, you'll think it is very difficult to learn.""Customer support could be better.""Technical support is lacking. It could be a lot better.""This solution could be improved by providing further functionality to reduce or to block ransom attacks, cross-site scripting and man-in-the-middle attacks.""I would like for deployment to be simplified.""Forcepoint Email Security is stable, but it could be improved.""The pricing could always be just a little bit better."

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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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  • "The solution requires a license to be purchased for every user."
  • "The licensing is on a yearly basis."
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  • "Its licensing is quite easy and straightforward. They have two or three suites, and the price is negotiable. It depends upon the size of the deal. They have multiple licenses. The standard is one, and then there are additional licenses that you can go for. There are three or four licensing models. You have the network suite, endpoint suite, email security, and the standard one."
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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… 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… more »
    Top Answer:FireEye is good for malware depicting and security.
    Top Answer:If they want to be as primary or best solution, they need to have better email management features. SMTP handling is… more »
    Top Answer:I used the solution as a secondary security assessment gateway.
    Top Answer:The email and the web filter aspects of the solution are the most valuable features.
    Top Answer:The solution is quite expensive. We pay on a yearly basis. I can't, however, speak to the exact costs. I don't have that… more »
    Top Answer:While improvement is always possible, I can't speak to exact features that need to be added. Technical support is… more »
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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.

    FireEye Email Security delivers dynamic defense to detect attacks from the very first time they're seen and blocks the most dangerous cyber threats including malware-laden attachments and URLs, credential phishing sites and business email compromise attacks. Email-borne cyber attacks are targeted, automated and hidden amongst millions of messages, easily morphing before signatures can be created.

    Forcepoint Email Security gives you the security you need by protecting you against multi-stage advanced threats that often exploit email to penetrate your IT environment. It applies real-time behavioral sandboxing, enterprise-grade DLP and other advanced defense technologies to identify targeted attacks, high-risk users and insider threats. Forcepoint Email Security monitors outbound email to prevent leaks of sensitive information, and it empowers your workers — in the office or on the road — to safely adopt technologies like Microsoft Office 365.

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    Sample Customers
    SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, Indra
    Northshore Utility District, Luz Technologies, Air Academy Federal Credit Union, Bank Gutmann, Bank of Thailand, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, State of Missouri, City and County of San Francisco, Denver Public Schools, Vodafone, Go Auto, Stater Bros. Market
    Alphawest, Amadori, AudioNova, Betsson, Confartigianato Vicenza, Davies Turner, iGATE, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Landa Digital Printing, Northern California Bank, Scavolini, Toyota
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Energy/Utilities Company19%
    Retailer14%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government9%
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    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Media Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise30%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise67%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business64%
    Midsize Enterprise36%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Buyer's Guide
    FireEye Email Security vs. Forcepoint Email Security
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about FireEye Email Security vs. Forcepoint Email Security and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,327 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    FireEye Email Security is ranked 13th in Email Security with 9 reviews while Forcepoint Email Security is ranked 15th in Email Security with 8 reviews. FireEye Email Security is rated 8.6, while Forcepoint Email Security is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of FireEye Email Security writes "Easy to set up with good stability and great anti-spam features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Forcepoint Email Security writes "Provides visibility into what's going on and reduces spam, but there should be more focus on threats, spam, and support". FireEye Email Security is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Proofpoint Email Protection, Fortinet FortiMail and Symantec Messaging Gateway, whereas Forcepoint Email Security is most compared with Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Fortinet FortiMail, Proofpoint Email Protection, Microsoft Defender for Office 365 and Barracuda Email Security Gateway. See our FireEye Email Security vs. Forcepoint Email Security report.

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