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Secure Email Gateway - Enterprise


SoftwareReviews names FortiMail, Forcepoint Email Security, Barracuda Email Security Gateway, Symantec Email Security.cloud, and Cisco Secure Email as Secure Email Gateway - Enterprise Data Quadrant Award Winners.


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Secure Email Gateway - Enterprise

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Secure Email Gateway - Enterprise Data Quadrant

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Software Experience

When distilled down, the software experience is shaped by both the experience with the software and the relationship with the vendor. Evaluating enterprise software along these two dimensions provides a comprehensive understanding of the product and helps identify vendors that can deliver on both.

Product Features and Satisfaction

The satisfaction is captured in the overall satisfaction score, which is driven by the likelihood of users to recommend the software, combined with user satisfaction across top product features.

Vendor Experience and Capabilities

The vendor relationship is calculated in a weighted average of the satisfaction scores tied to vendor capabilities (e.g. software implementation, training, customer support, product roadmap) as well as emotional response ratings toward the vendor (e.g. trustworthy, respectful, fair).

Gold Medalists


Fortinet

FortiMail

FortiMail delivers advanced multi-layered protection against the full spectrum of email-borne threats. Powered by FortiGuard Labs threat intelligence and integrated into the Fortinet Security Fabric, FortiMail helps your organization prevent, detect, and respond to email-based threats including spam, phishing, malware, zero-day threats, impersonation, and Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks.

8.8

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+92

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

87%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
21Reviews

ForcePoint (Websense)

Forcepoint Email Security

Forcepoint Email Security uses the Advanced Classification Engine (ACE) to identify threats ranging from annoying spam to advanced malware, phishing, and Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks.

8.8

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+94

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

85%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
15Reviews

Barracuda Networks, Inc.

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

The Barracuda Email Security Gateway is an email security gateway that manages and filters all inbound and outbound email traffic to protect organizations from email-borne threats and data leaks. As a complete email management solution, the Barracuda Email Security Gateway lets organizations encrypt messages and leverage the cloud to spool email if mail servers become unavailable..

8.5

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+88

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
38Reviews

Broadcom Inc.

Symantec Email Security.cloud

Safeguard Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, and on-premises email with the industry’s most complete email security solution.

8.4

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+88

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

87%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
27Reviews

Cisco Systems

Cisco Secure Email

Cisco Email Security offers high availability email protection against the constant, dynamic, rapidly changing threats affecting email today.

8.4

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+85

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

85%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

Badge Winner
51Reviews

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

FortiMail

Badge Winner

Breadth of Features

FortiMail

Badge Winner

Business Value Created

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

Badge Winner

Ease of Customization

FortiMail

Badge Winner

Ease of Data Integration

FortiMail

Badge Winner

Ease of IT Administration

Forcepoint Email Security

Badge Winner

Ease of Implementation

FortiMail

Badge Winner

Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Forcepoint Email Security

Badge Winner

Quality of Features

FortiMail

Badge Winner

Usability and Intuitiveness

FortiMail

Badge Winner

Vendor Support

Cisco Secure Email

Badge Winner

Vendor Capability Awards


Availability and Quality of Training

FortiMail


Breadth of Features

FortiMail


Business Value Created

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway


Ease of Customization

FortiMail


Ease of Data Integration

FortiMail


Ease of IT Administration

Forcepoint Email Security


Ease of Implementation

FortiMail


Product Strategy and Rate of Improvement

Forcepoint Email Security


Quality of Features

FortiMail


Usability and Intuitiveness

FortiMail


Vendor Support

Cisco Secure Email


Other Evaluated Vendors


Google

Gmail Secure

Google is transitioning Postini services to the Google Apps platform.

8.3

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+86

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

88%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

73Reviews

Mimecast Services

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway uses sophisticated, multi-layered detection engines and intelligence to protect email data and employees from malware, spam, advanced threats and zero-day attacks.

8.3

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+88

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

84%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

22Reviews

Symantec

Symantec Messaging Gateway

Symantec Messaging Gateway enables organizations to secure their email and productivity infrastructure with effective and accurate real-time antispam and antimalware protection, targeted attack protection, advanced content filtering, data loss prevention, and email encryption. Defend your email perimeter, and quickly respond to new messaging threats with this simple to administer solution.

8.1

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+86

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

77%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

33Reviews

Proofpoint

Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection

Detect and stop advanced threats Prevent known and unknown threats with Advanced Threat Protection—even those that don't use malware—from reaching your people. Advanced Threat Protection is a security solution that defends against complex malware or hacking attacks that target sensitive data within an organization. Protect against advanced threats with the industry’s most robust email security platform and the most accurate view of the email threat landscape.

8.0

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+75

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

85%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

23Reviews

Microsoft

Microsoft Exchange Online Protection

Guard against spam and malware, maintain email access during and after emergencies, and simplify administration of messaging environments with help from Exchange Online Protection deployed across a global network of data centers.

7.9

Composite
Score

Composite
Score

+78

Emotional
Footprint

Emotional
Footprint

81%

Likeliness to
Recommend

Likeliness
to Recommend

62Reviews

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