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SonicWall Email Security vs. Trend Micro Email Security
July 2022
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Pros
"The malicious URL scanning, as well as the anti-malware features, have been really useful for us in our environment.""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.""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.""I love the Advanced Malware Protection feature. It works very well... The appliance has more security such as SDF, DKIM, DMARC, and encryption.""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.""Anti-Spam and Advanced Malware Protection are the most valuable features... and we also have the option to block Zero-day attacks.""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.""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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"The most valuable feature is that it protects from spam.""There are no wasted extras and the interface is really simple."

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"Trend Micro Email Security has a feature for secure protection of OneDrive, Google Drive, and CloudApp security.""The best features are that it is very convenient to configure new rules onto it and it gives very good insight on what has entered my system and what the email security solution has taken action upon.""The most valuable features of this solution are the antivirus, antispam, and integration with cloud services. This is a multifunctional solution.""The most valuable feature of Trend Micro Email Security is the security level it provides. The solution is efficient."

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Cons
"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.""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.""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.""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.""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 UI is definitely one area of improvement because it doesn't match other interfaces and the navigation can be a little clunky."

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"Updates could be released more frequently.""The reporting needs improvement."

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"Trend Micro Email Security could improve by advancing its artificial intelligence in email security. There are rules that have to be configured. There should be less configuring.""There is a lot of room for improvement towards the phishing kind of email filtering, with the different hijacking attacks, and with the kind of password attacks which these phisher attackers do.""The initial setup was straightforward. This is a virtual appliance, it takes a short time to deploy the solution. However, it is not difficult if you understand the technology. You must have good knowledge of the email security area to set up the product correctly. There are many features in this solution and a high risk of having mistakes with the configuration.""There is a limitation when customers are using their email from a third-party solution that isn't from Trend Micro."

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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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  • "When compared with Cisco, it is very well priced. Cisco is very expensive."
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  • "The cost is about $6,000 for 300 users for one year."
  • "The price of Trend Micro Email Security is annual. There are no additional fees."
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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:The most valuable feature is that it protects from spam.
    Top Answer:The price is good for both me and our customers. When compared with Cisco, it is very well priced. Cisco is very… more »
    Top Answer:The reporting needs improvement. I would like to see Spam Control and virus block features.
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of this solution are the antivirus, antispam, and integration with cloud services. This is a… more »
    Top Answer:The solutions manufacturer tries to upgrade the customer to move from on-premises to the cloud. They plan to replace… more »
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    Also Known As
    Cisco Email Security, IronPort, Cisco Email Security, ESA, Email Security Appliances
    Dell SonicWALL Email Security Platform, SonicWall Hosted Email Security
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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.

    SonicWALL Email Security Platform offers powerful protection to keep email threats out. And sensitive data in. With innovative protection techniques for both inbound and outbound email plus unique management tools, the Email Security platform delivers superior email protection today while standing ready to stop the new attacks of tomorrow.

    Stop more attacks with a cross-generational blend of threat techniques.

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    Sample Customers
    SUNY Old Westbury, CoxHealth, City of Fullerton, Indra
    Star Kay White, Locala Community Partnerships
    MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Air21, Azra Solutions, CBOSS, De Montfort University, Depaeuw, DHR Health, Fukui University Hospital
    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%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Computer Software Company17%
    University11%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business88%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise51%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Buyer's Guide
    SonicWall Email Security vs. Trend Micro Email Security
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about SonicWall Email Security vs. Trend Micro Email Security and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,703 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    SonicWall Email Security is ranked 24th in Email Security with 2 reviews while Trend Micro Email Security is ranked 18th in Email Security with 4 reviews. SonicWall Email Security is rated 8.0, while Trend Micro Email Security is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of SonicWall Email Security writes "Many valuable features with user friendly interface; updates should be released more frequently". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Trend Micro Email Security writes "Easily configurable solution suitable for small to medium businesses". SonicWall Email Security is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Fortinet FortiMail, Barracuda Email Security Gateway, Avanan and Proofpoint Email Protection, whereas Trend Micro Email Security is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Barracuda Email Security Gateway, Proofpoint Email Protection, Fortinet FortiMail and Trend Micro ScanMail. See our SonicWall Email Security vs. Trend Micro Email Security report.

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