TechValidate Research on Cisco Email Security

Cisco Email Security Case Study

Medium Enterprise Financial Services Company


This case study of a medium enterprise financial services 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.

“Cisco Email Security vs. Symantec Messaging Gateway we used to use in the past has brought us to a higher level with:
1) Advanced Malware Protection
2) Content filtering
3) Easier management
4) TLS encryption out of the box
5) User friendly notifications-easy to understand
6) Cloud robustness”


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)
    • Better spam efficacy
  • Protects sensitive information in outgoing emails with:
    • Microsoft Office 365 built-in tools
  • Evaluated the following vendors prior to choosing Cisco Email Security:
    • Proofpoint
    • Barracuda

Use Case

The key feature and functionality of Cisco Email Security that the surveyed company uses:

  • Bought Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) and Cisco Email Security at the same time.


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

  • Achieved the following with Cisco Email Security:
    • Protected users from threats in incoming email to prevent breaches
    • Contained the impact of threats due to faster detection
    • Encrypted sensitive data in outgoing email to achieve compliance with regulations

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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