Cisco Cloud Email Security


Cisco Cloud Email Security (CES) includes advanced threat defense capabilities that detect, block, and remediate threats in incoming email faster. Simultaneously, it protects an organization’s brand, prevents data loss, and secures important information in transit with end-to-end encryption.

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Cisco Cloud Email Security Review

Review date: February 15th 2019

Snapshot: Cisco protects businesses from Business Email Compromise, ransomware, malware, phishing and data loss.

What is Cisco Cloud Email Security?

Cisco offers internet and cloud security solutions through hardware and software solutions. They are a global security vendor that sell through partners and directly to businesses of all sizes. Their Email Security platform is cloud based. It blocks threats at the email gateway, stopping them form infecting the network. It includes advanced threat defence capabilities that detects and block incoming email threats. It aims to help businesses secure themselves against business email compromise, phishing, spam and data loss.

For: Large organisations looking for advanced, customisable email security with a huge threat intelligence network.

Not For: Customers looking for the easiest to use email security service.

Cisco Cloud Email Security Features:

  • Backed by a market leading threat intelligence network, Talos, which monitors 600 billion emails per day
  • Blocks spam with reputation based filtering for URLS
  • 99% SLA on spam filtering, with a low false positive rate
  • Strong protection against Business Email Compromise
  • Machine learning techniques help to identify and block phishing attacks
  • DMARC email authentication also helps to block phishing attacks
  • Virus scanning and graymail detection to protect against malicious threats
  • Detailed message tracking and reporting through a system overview dashboard
  • Granular controls for administrators

Expert Insight:

Cisco Cloud Email Security is a strong email security platform with a range of advanced features. It’s stand out feature is it’s market leading threat intelligence which ensures email protection is always up to date. The service offers strong protection against business email compromise and phishing attacks, with machine learning techniques and DMARC Email Authentication. It also offers businesses strong protection against ransomware, malware and data loss.

The platform has granular settings so you can customise your email security, however this does mean the service is not the easiest to use and learn. The service can also be difficult to use on mobile. The pricing and advanced features offered by this service means it is well suited to larger organisations looking for powerful and customisable email security.

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Cisco Vendor Overview

Cisco enables people to make powerful connections--whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible--providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time.

Employees on LinkedIn 85876
Glassdoor Rating (13666 reviews)
Founded 1984
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Headquarters San Jose, CA, US
Support Team Location(s) US, Japan
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Cisco Cloud Email Security Features

Explore the key features offered by Cisco Cloud Email Security. These features are what makes them unique and showcase what they can offer your business.

Cisco Cloud Email Security Features

Feature Description
Threat Protection Reputation filtering, high performance virus scanning defence, URL scanning and control, outbreak filters, web interaction tacking
Spam Filtering Effectiveness Scanning architecture with Cisco Context Adaptive Scanning Engine which scans multiple elements to block 99% of spam
Reporting and Logging Monitoring and reporting of messages from a customisable system dashboard. Detailed reports for advanced visibility.
Admin Features Web interaction tracking allows admins to track end users who have clicked on malicious URLS and take action, flexible admin policies
End User Features Graymail detection and safe unsubscribe for end users
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Threat Protection
Spam Filtering Effectiveness
Reporting and Logging
Admin Features
End User Features

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