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2020-01-29T11:22:41Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Symantec Messaging Gateway?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Symantec Messaging Gateway, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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7 Answers
Pedro Chidumo - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-05-13T17:47:35Z
13 May 21

I haven't been using it for very long, and in my short experience, it has been a good product. I would rate it at nine on a scale from one to ten.

JM
IT Analyst at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-04-14T08:11:24Z
14 April 21

I would recommend this solution. I would tell potential users that it's simple and easy to configure, deploy, and manage. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Symantec Messaging Gateway a seven.

Farrukh Dawoodani - PeerSpot reviewer
Technical Consultant & Programme Manager at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Top 10
2020-12-11T06:45:00Z
11 December 20

I would recommend this product. I rate Symantec Messaging Gateway an eight out of ten.

Alex Wu - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-09-23T06:10:01Z
23 September 20

We're just an end-user and customer. We don't have a special business relationship with the company. I have the solution running on my virtual machine. The solution is a really good product as far as email security is concerned. I'd recommend the solution. Overall, I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

RS
Senior System Administrator at Pulsar Knowledge Centre Pvt. Ltd.
Real User
2020-08-11T06:17:34Z
11 August 20

We're Symantec customers. We don't have a business relationship with the company. The deployment of the solution is just virtual. We have acquired virtual appliances and we have projects ongoing on the machines. The product itself is quite good, however, Broadcom needs to step up its support. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

Girish Vijay - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Manager IT at Carl Bechem Lubricants India Pvt Ltd
Real User
Top 20
2020-07-26T08:19:05Z
26 July 20

I highly recommend using the Symantec Messaging Gateway. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

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SurajNair - PeerSpot reviewer
Information Technology/ Cyber Security and Data Privacy Consultant at Protiviti
MSP
2020-01-29T11:22:41Z
29 January 20

This is a good solution, but ultimately I would like to see OCR capabilities, mail classification, and unstructured data discovery. If Symantec could incorporate all of this in the DLP solution then I believe it would be the leading product in the DLP market. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

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Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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A subscription for technical support costs extra.
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If you would like to enable Symantec's Content Encryption, it's considered an extra feature. You need to buy it separately. I personally just have the anti-spam, antivirus and Premium Content Controller. These features are at no additional cost. New users just need to be aware that certain premium features will need to be purchased.
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Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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Girish Vijay - PeerSpot reviewer
Deputy Manager IT at Carl Bechem Lubricants India Pvt Ltd
26 July 20
A subscription for technical support costs extra.
Alex Wu - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr. IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 201-500 employees
23 September 20
If you would like to enable Symantec's Content Encryption, it's considered an extra feature. You need to buy it separately. I personally just have the anti-spam, antivirus and Premium Content Controller. These features are at no additional cost. New users just need to be aware that certain premium features will need to be purchased.
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