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FireEye Email Security vs Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection comparison

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We performed a comparison between FireEye Email Security and Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection 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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"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.""Anti-Spam and Advanced Malware Protection are the most valuable features... and we also have the option to block Zero-day attacks.""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.""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.""The malicious URL scanning, as well as the anti-malware features, have been really useful for us in our environment.""There is a huge return compared to if we didn't have a gateway appliance, as far as blocking malicious emails.""I love the Advanced Malware Protection feature. It works very well... The appliance has more security such as SDF, DKIM, DMARC, and encryption.""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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"We can control this solution from the cloud and are able to access it from wherever we are.""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 auto-remediation feature is valuable.""FireEye Email Security is easy to use.""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.""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.""FireEye is good for malware depicting and security.""The initial setup is simple."

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"In the current environment that the world is in, everyone is trying to hack everyone else, so Project+ definitely helps a lot there.""It does a good job for us, and its admin console is easy to use.""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.""It's good, it keeps the spam out.""The initial setup is very straightforward.""Mimecast certainly helped my customers reduce phishing emails.""The product is good. To date, we have not faced any challenges."

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"The UI is definitely one area of improvement because it doesn't match other interfaces and the navigation can be a little clunky.""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.""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.""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 Forged Email Detection feature needs improvement, particularly with domain. The sensors are not that good and the rules sets are unclear.""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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"The solution needs better support.""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.""I would like to see this solution become more flexible.""The spam detection feature could be better.""The custom tailoring is limited.""If they want to be the primary or best solution, they need to have better email management features.""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."

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"While it's quick and easy, the initial setup could be more user-friendly.""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 filtering needs more flexibility.""The reaction time between a new threat being identified and Mimecast picking it up needs to be narrowed a bit.""The price could be better, it should be reduced.""The detection rates are an area for improvement.""Its pricing can be improved. It is a bit expensive.""As a user, the user interface of the management console could be upgraded, for example."

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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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  • "It's an expensive solution."
  • "The licensing costs are per-user for the product that you get with them."
  • "It is a bit expensive."
  • "I'm always going to say the price needs to be lower, but it's reasonable."
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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:It does a good job for us, and its admin console is easy to use.
    Top Answer:We typically use a subscription service. If there are version upgrades. We automatically get upgraded to the latest… more »
    Top Answer:Their support should be improved. They are notorious for sending you to knowledge-based articles rather than actually… more »
    Also Known As
    Cisco Email Security, IronPort, Cisco Email Security, ESA, Email Security Appliances
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    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.

    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
    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
    Azizi Developments, Affinity Credit Union, Aftercare, Al Abbar Group
    Top Industries
    Energy/Utilities Company19%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Transportation Company22%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Engineering Company11%
    Museum Or Institution11%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise42%
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Buyer's Guide
    FireEye Email Security vs. Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection
    August 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about FireEye Email Security vs. Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection and other solutions. Updated: August 2022.
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    FireEye Email Security is ranked 15th in Email Security with 9 reviews while Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection is ranked 10th in Email Security with 10 reviews. FireEye Email Security is rated 8.6, while Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection is rated 8.4. 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 Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection writes "Protects your organization from all types of threats". FireEye Email Security is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Proofpoint Email Protection, Fortinet FortiMail and Barracuda Email Security Gateway, whereas Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Fortinet FortiMail, Barracuda Sentinel and Area 1 Horizon. See our FireEye Email Security vs. Mimecast Email Security with Targeted Threat Protection report.

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