Sophos Email vs Trustifi Inbound Shield comparison


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Microsoft Defender for Offi...
Ranking in Email Security
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Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) (1st), Microsoft Security Suite (9th)
Sophos Email
Ranking in Email Security
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Office 365 Protection (4th)
Trustifi Inbound Shield
Ranking in Email Security
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Featured Reviews

Nagendra Nekkala. - PeerSpot reviewer
Dec 14, 2023
The automated attack disruption works well if you have a strong policy configuration
365 Defender is a critical tool for mitigating attacks and preventing threats. We use it for email filtering and blocking phishing attacks throughout the entire enterprise. We have around 1,500 users.  365 Defender has improved our security across multiple categories. It's effective against…
Oct 14, 2022
A strong appliance with excellent filtering and an easy setup
We primarily used the solution as an email gateway, for filtering It was a really good appliance. It filtered most of the spam and junk emails and quarantined them. It was working fine for us. The speed and stability were fine. It had good features. The initial setup was very simple. We didn't…
Joji John - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 10, 2024
A simple and easy-to-handle solution that does not need multiple configurations, but its pricing could be improved
Trustifi Inbound Shield is a simple and easy-to-handle solution where we don't have to go for multiple configurations. A single IT admin supporting over 100 or 200 users can easily understand everyday reports. Trustifi Inbound Shield is a user-friendly solution that even simple lay people can…

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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"Defender for 365 is a comprehensive cloud-based solution. The value of the cloud is that you aren't alone. Threat intelligence and analytics are shared in the cloud. We don't have to find the solution alone. If you face an unknown threat with traditional solutions like Trend Micro and Symantec, you need to open a case and send your information to them to analyze forensically and identify the source of the attack."
"I would say that 90% of the spam and phishing attack emails get blocked right off the bat."
"At the moment we are satisfied with this product. It's a stable, scalable, and resilient solution for us."
"It gives us visibility into threats and, for endpoints, it helps us to prioritize threats. We used to have a lack of visibility, but now our time to detect and respond has decreased."
"The email protection is excellent, especially in terms of anti-phishing policies."
"Defender enables us to secure all 365-related activity from a single place. It gives us visibility into everything happening in Outlook, protecting us against phishing and other email-based threats. Defender helps us detect any suspicious behaviors."
"The technical support is good and quick to resolve issues."
"Our customers are satisfied with Defender for 365 because Microsoft products are easy to use and customize to meet the client's needs. Everything is in one place, so we can adjust policies as needed for phishing, DLP, ATP, or any other security features that our clients want to apply."
"The deployment is very easy. It's quite straightforward."
"The speed and stability were fine."
"Sophos Email provides both inbound and outbound filtering."
"When you say email security, it's about everything, incoming email, outgoing email, spam, phishing emails, unwanted marketing emails. You can set rules, but the main feature of Sophos Email is to make sure you don't get hacked. 95% of people who are hacked do not get hacked by typing the router password. They are hacked from the inside out, which means they send you a document that is a zero-day attack, you open it, nothing happens, but technically the attack is running in the background of your computer. This is how they gain access to your PC."
"I find the comprehensive features of Sophos Email most valuable."
"Sophos Email offers encryption and malware protection, provides visibility into emails, has 99% accuracy in catching spam, enhances organizational safety, integrates with various vendors like Microsoft, is deployable with any email service, prevents data loss, features authentication rules, synchronizes with Active Directory and Azure, and includes a self-service portal. The product is very flexible."
"The feature of Sophos Email that we find most effective for detecting suspicious emails is primarily based on their signatures."
"Our client recently received many emails, and their employees didn't realize these emails were phishing attempts. Consequently, they clicked on them and fell victim to the attack. Therefore, it is important to secure their system with Sophos Email Security."
"Trustifi Inbound Shield is a simple and easy-to-handle solution where we don't have to go for multiple configurations."


"There is room for improvement in terms of reporting."
"The company should focus on adding threats that the solution is currently unable to detect."
"The UI needs to be more user-friendly."
"Microsoft Defender for Office 365 could improve by giving customers information on techniques to prevent threats. For example, information about best practices on how to protect their own devices against hackers and scammers, such as educational information or training. This would help others have a better understanding of cyber security. Additionally, there can be more security features added."
"Configuration requires going to a lot of places rather than just accessing one tab."
"There needs to be an improvement in integrating the product to work across multiple operating systems, and to have better support for non-Microsoft file types."
"We noticed that from time to time, Microsoft's stability does have problems. Sometimes the service goes up and down. Sometimes they change without prior notice."
"I'd like some additional features any product can give me to protect our environment in a better way."
"The solution should be able to support the cloud environment."
"Sophos Email needs to increase the number of promos."
"The main drawback is regarding the technical support."
"The product could include all the essential features and capabilities, similar to the on-premise, server-based version."
"A lot of legit emails get quarantined."
"Servicing and support are areas with shortcomings where the solution needs to improve."
"The installation of Sophos Email could be easier. It's a bit difficult because setting up the email virtually requires some bit of technical knowledge."
"The solution's technical support is slow and unresponsive. You need to book time in order to get support."
"The solution's pricing is very high compared to other products like Barracuda and should be improved."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"I was working in the government and it was too expensive for us to use our Microsoft products."
"The product is very expensive."
"Microsoft Defender for Office 365 comes with Microsoft Windows. It is free with the operating system."
"The solution saves money so we have seen a return on investment."
"For licensing, it's usually a yearly package for customers who are subscribed to Office 365, but they can also pay on a monthly basis."
"Defender for 365 comes in various plans and licenses, along with other Microsoft security solutions. Purchasing this kind of package or security bundle gives good value for money, and that's what I recommend."
"While Microsoft Defender for Office 365 necessitates pricier E3 or E5 subscriptions, the extensive functionality offered by these licenses across various Microsoft products justifies the investment."
"For large enterprise organizations, they can definitely afford it, but for small and medium organizations, they might struggle to cover the expenses."
"I would rate the pricing of Sophos Email as a six. It is considered affordable as a standalone product, and there are no additional costs besides licensing. The pricing is fixed."
"I rate the price of Sophos Email a four out of five."
"Most of our clients are on a perpetual license. If there is a budget issue, they can choose a subscription. However, most of the clients choose the perpetual license."
"The pricing is quite reasonable, with a fixed cost and no additional charges."
"The platform is inexpensive. It offers a cost-effective licensing model. We purchase its yearly license."
"The product is cheaper compared to other solutions."
"The solution is expensive."
"Sophos Email is a little expensive for us, but it's necessary. We have a subscription and renew it every three years."
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Microsoft Defender for Office 365?
Threat Explorer is an invaluable tool for me, and it plays a crucial role in helping me discern the origins of variou...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Microsoft Defender for Office 365?
While Microsoft Defender for Office 365 necessitates pricier E3 or E5 subscriptions, the extensive functionality offe...
What needs improvement with Microsoft Defender for Office 365?
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is a very good solution that allows you to use a single port or tool to control eve...
What do you like most about Sophos Email?
The solution's identity proxy feature is very good and reliable.
What needs improvement with Sophos Email?
The tool's pricing is expensive. In its future release, the tool should make reporting easier to view.
What do you like most about Trustifi Inbound Shield?
Trustifi Inbound Shield is a simple and easy-to-handle solution where we don't have to go for multiple configurations.
What needs improvement with Trustifi Inbound Shield?
The solution's pricing is very high compared to other products like Barracuda and should be improved.
What advice do you have for others considering Trustifi Inbound Shield?
Trustifi Inbound Shield is deployed on the cloud in our organization. I would recommend Trustifi Inbound Shield to us...

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Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is trusted by companies such as Ithaca College.
Del Monte Foods, Terra Verde, spicerhaart, RIVERLITE, Dataprise, SureBridge, Reed's School, Sayfol International School
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