Mimecast Vs. Proofpoint for Email Security
Expert Insights / Jan 30, 2019
Email security is vitally important for businesses to protect their networks and private data. Email Secure Gateways should be the first line of defence for businesses, as they block incoming and internal email threats from infecting your businesses networks.
Two of the biggest email secure gateway vendors are Mimecast and Proofpoint. Both offer an email security gateway aimed at mid-sized to larger organisations, with over 250 users. Proofpoint also offers an ‘Essentials’ package, aimed at smaller companies. Both Mimecast and Proofpoint offer advanced email security features, including virus and phishing protection, spam protection and reporting.
Choosing between these two platforms may be difficult for companies, who need to compare features and pricing. For some it will come down to ‘soft’ features, such as support, pricing and account management preferences. This article will outline what both vendors are offering and show a detailed breakdown of their features.
Here is a more detailed breakdown of the features offered by Mimecast and Proofpoint:
|Threat Intelligence Feed||✔||✔|
|SLA on 99% Spam Filtering Effectiveness||✔||✔|
|In-bound Spam Protection||✔||✔|
|Out-Bound Spam Protection||✔||✔|
|Active Directory Integrations||✔||✔|
|Real time mail flow reports||✔|
|Inbound mail reports||✔|
|Outbound mail reports||✔|
|End User Features|
|Block and Permit senders||✔||✔|
|Bulk email delivery||✔|
|Data Loss Prevention|
Both of these platforms are for mid-sized to larger organisations, and both are expensive services, which will take some time to learn. A basic overview is that Mimecast is slightly more fully featured, while Proofpoint is slightly easier to use.
However, both will require a learning curve. We recommend customers trial both of these services before buying, to make sure they choose the service which is right for them.
Find Out More
To find out more about Mimecast, you can read our full review of the Mimecast Secure Email Gateway here.To find out more about Proofpoint, you can read our full review of Proofpoint’s’ Email Protection Platform here.