TechValidate Research on Cisco Email Security

Cisco Email Security Case Study

Large Enterprise Computer Software Company


This case study of a large enterprise computer software company is based on a May 2018 survey of Cisco Email Security customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“We have been able to make extensive use of Cisco Email Security’s ability to create custom content filters. We have relied on those to better protect against BEC emails, W2 and payroll fraud, and other phishing emails.”

“I appreciate the ability to customize the way the platform works, specifically with regards to the content filters – they can be powerful.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Cisco Email Security:

  • Chose Cisco Email Security to protect their Office 365 email because Cisco has:
    • Stronger protection from advanced email threats (business email compromise (BEC), advanced malware and/or phishing)
  • Protects sensitive information in outgoing emails with:
    • Microsoft Office 365 built-in tools
  • Evaluated the following vendors prior to choosing Cisco Email Security:
    • Proofpoint
    • Symantec
    • Mimecast

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Cisco Email Security that the surveyed company uses:

  • Purchased Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) and Cisco Email Security at the same time.
  • Using the following Cisco products in addition to Cisco Email Security:
    • AMP for Endpoints or AMP on another product
    • AnyConnect
    • Identity Services Engine (ISE)
    • Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System
    • Umbrella
    • Cisco Web Security (CWS)


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Cisco Email Security:

  • Achieved the following with Cisco Email Security:
    • Protecting users from threats in incoming email to prevent breaches

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Cisco Email Security by TechValidate.

TechValidate verifies the identity and organizational affiliation of all participants that contribute to published research data. When research participants so desire, we also guarantee their anonymity so that they may share information honestly and freely.

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