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  • "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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  • "Annually, it costs us about $92,000. This is pretty much what it costs us. There is no additional cost."
  • "The price is reasonable."
  • "Proofpoint is fairly expensive."
  • "The licensing is basically $8/user."
  • "It is multiple times more expensive, which made it very much less attractive."
  • "Pricing has recently been increased and the cost is a downside"
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    Also Known As
    Cisco Email Security, IronPort, Cisco Email Security, ESA, Email Security Appliances
    Proofpoint Enterprise Protection
    ZixProtect
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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.

    Proofpoint Email Protection stops malware and non-malware threats such as impostor email (also known as email fraud). Deployed as a cloud service or on-premises, it provides granular filtering to control bulk "graymail" and other unwanted email. And business continuity capabilities keep email communications flowing, even when your email server fails.

    ZixProtect is a security solution that protects email by combining advanced threat protection, encryption and data loss prevention to deliver increased security with an easy to use experience.

    Offer
    Learn more about Cisco Secure Email
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    Learn more about Zix Email Threat Protection
    Sample Customers
    SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, Indra
    Blocket, University of Waterloo, Lincoln Memorial University, WellSpan Health, U-Haul, Carestream Health, Westinghouse
    Erie County of Pennsylvania’s Human Services Department, Justice Federal Credit Union, STAR Financial Group, Chisago County, Minn., The National Banks of Central Texas, Kentucky Retirement Systems (KRS), Frankfort, Ky, Athletico Physical Therapy, District of Columbia Retirement Board (DCRB), CIBM Bank
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Energy/Utilities Company19%
    Retailer14%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    University29%
    Consumer Goods Company29%
    Retailer14%
    Construction Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government5%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company40%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Insurance Company7%
    Government5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise41%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business8%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise69%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Proofpoint Email Protection is ranked 2nd in Email Security with 12 reviews while Zix Email Threat Protection is ranked 40th in Email Security. Proofpoint Email Protection is rated 8.8, while Zix Email Threat Protection is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Proofpoint Email Protection writes "Flexible, very secure, and offers excellent technical support". On the other hand, Proofpoint Email Protection is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection, Fortinet FortiMail and KnowBe4, whereas Zix Email Threat Protection is most compared with CyberArk Privileged Access Manager and Palo Alto Networks WildFire.

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