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What do you like most about Cisco Secure Email?

Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)

Hi Everyone,

What do you like most about Cisco Secure Email?

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with the community!

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2323 Answers

Enrique Diaz Jolly - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

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.

reviewer1626717 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

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.

Charles Nana - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

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.

Mark Rodrigue  - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

The malicious URL scanning, as well as the anti-malware features, have been really useful for us in our environment.

Marian Melniciuc - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

I love the Advanced Malware Protection feature. It works very well... The appliance has more security such as SDF, DKIM, DMARC, and encryption.

Ray LaCasse - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 20Real User

There is a huge return compared to if we didn't have a gateway appliance, as far as blocking malicious emails.

Andrew Fisher - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

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.

Phillip Collins - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It does a great job of preventing spam, malware, and ransomware. I can only go by what people have told me and what I've seen, but I have not seen spam in a year and a half to two years in my own company mailbox. And there are not a lot of catches where it's catching something that should have gotten through, either.

Enrique Diaz Jolly - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5Real User

The most valuable features are Advanced Malware Protection, URL filtering, and of course Reputation Filtering.

reviewer1074132 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

We like the in-built features, like the email filtering based on the IP and domain. Cisco has its own blacklisted domains and IPs, which is very good. This filters around 70 percent of emails from spam, and we are seeing fewer false positives with this.

Muhammad Qureshi - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

The most valuable feature is the different content filters we are using, such as DKIM.

Security Officer - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Initially, the most valuable feature for us was the SenderBase Reputation, because that reduced the number of emails that were even considered by the system by a huge number...

Syed A. Raheem - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Anti-Spam and Advanced Malware Protection are the most valuable features... and we also have the option to block Zero-day attacks.

Informate83d - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It has the IMS engine, Intelligent Multi-Scan engine, and it does a good job, right out-of-the-box, of blocking the vast majority of things that should be blocked.

Gaurav Shakya - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

There were detailed logs available. That was a seriously good feature... It turns out these were actually spoof emails that came into our environment. I got to know about them from the log system.

MichaelLawrence - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Users were able to do a check by themselves on quarantined emails. They could check if a valid email had been stopped, if it matched up with the SPF certification.

John Agunbiade - PeerSpot reviewer

The user interface was quite friendly, it was quite easy to use, unlike some other Cisco products. Anybody could use it. You don't have to be familiar with IT to be able to handle navigating it.

Ed Dallal - PeerSpot reviewer

The most valuable features are protection against ransomware and spam.

Rizwan Siddiqi - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It blocks bulk marketing messages, graymail, spam,
and provides advanced malware protection.

Setu Bandhan Saha - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

I can customize the configuration and policies.

Mir Mustafa Ali - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

It integrates with Active Directory and we can limit specific users to using specific applications.

Sofiane Medhkour - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User

Because we scan products, and there is a lot of critical data, security is very important in these cases.

reviewer1052493 - PeerSpot reviewer
Top 5LeaderboardReal User

At one point, there was a zero-day attack. The Cisco appliance detected it and stopped it, helping us out. We avoided the attack and potential damage.

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