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"IceWarp has multiple applications that are easy to use for many people.""Its price is the most valuable. It is definitely one of the lowest price solutions.""It has great communication capabilities for team chatting and web conferences."

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"The most valuable features are the business email compromise protection and targeted attack prevention.""The setup was easy.""The solution scales quite well.""Proofpoint is the main tool for blocking spam because it denies the connection altogether.""Provides better control over emails, especially those sent via Office 365 on the cloud.""I like all the features with Proofpoint, such as how it filters the spam and marketing mail, lost reality mail, blocks phishing attacks, blocks malicious attachments, and stops phishing links. Also it can defend against the business email compromise impersonation technique. It is a complete solution for all email attacks. It filters for the bad, malicious attachments. If there is any executable file, it can be deleted. It is a good, complete solution.""Its anti-phishing functionality is the most valuable. Certainly, the biggest problem I have is phishing.""They have customized security rules, mature rules, anti-virus protection, as well as email authentication similar to SPF, DKIM, and DMARC."

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Cons
"The exchange compatibility mode is rather limited. Their technical support can also be better. They only provide online support, and there should be some option for escalating.""I would like to have a trial for mobile applications and more documentation similar to Google Drive with mobile applications.""Our customers sometimes have problems receiving mail."

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"Integration for reporting needs to be improved, it's too complex.""The reporting section could be enhanced. I like some reports but if they could allow us to create custom reports with more flexibility it would enhance the reports more.""I would want better spear phishing protection in the essentials package.""They do not have an on-demand scan for the internal viruses and internal users, and they don't have a scan for the exchange server against viruses and spam as Symantec does.""The Secure Mail aspect should have an Outlook add-in, instead of an external dashboard that outside users have to access.""It has too many screens. It is kind of a conglomeration of products. In other words, they built product A, product B, and product C, and they are yet to integrate them into a single administrative console. I would certainly like to see a more seamless administrative interface. I would also like to see them include more bang for the buck, by including features like email fraud protection, rather than making their product so piecemeal, where you are buying little pieces. I agree with the idea of having multiple tiers or layers, but maybe as small, medium, and large, as opposed to an a la carte menu.""Some use cases haven't been dealt with yet.""It's scalable, but the devil's in the details — you have to know your email volumes."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is definitely one of the lowest price solutions."
  • "Our licensing is on a yearly basis. There were no additional costs."
  • "The license is based on the number of users."
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  • "Annually, it costs us about $92,000. This is pretty much what it costs us. There is no additional cost."
  • "The price is reasonable."
  • "Proofpoint is fairly expensive."
  • "The licensing is basically $8/user."
  • "It is multiple times more expensive, which made it very much less attractive."
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    Questions from the Community
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    IceWarp has multiple applications that are easy to use for many people.
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    The license is based on the number of users. With all of the features that are available for the users included with the license, it is reasonably priced.
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    It is underdeveloped with so many features that are available. There are no requirements for new features at this time. I would like to have a trial for mobile applications and more documentation… more »
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    The Basic Email Coverage is pretty close to the same price as the Extended Email Security of other companies. To start basic at Proofpoint, let's say more expensive than other basic packages. To jump… more »
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    It was easier to use Microsoft than Proofpoint. We had some issues with their sales consultant. We got into a dispute and he ended up leaving the company. It's unknown if he was unhappy being at the… more »
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    Proofpoint Enterprise Protection
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    Overview
    IceWarp helps thousands of organizations streamline all areas of business communication and become more profitable by providing Mail Server complete with GroupWare, Calendaring and Document Management, accessible through an intuitive WebClient, simple to setup in WebAdmin. Customize with add-ons: spam and virus protection, Instant Messaging with video calls, mobile sync and more.

    Proofpoint Email Protection stops malware and non-malware threats such as impostor email (also known as email fraud). Deployed as a cloud service or on-premises, it provides granular filtering to control bulk "graymail" and other unwanted email. And business continuity capabilities keep email communications flowing, even when your email server fails.

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    Sample Customers
    Marriott, Toyota, Sony, Wendy's, Canon
    Blocket, University of Waterloo, Lincoln Memorial University, WellSpan Health, U-Haul, Carestream Health, Westinghouse
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider42%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government6%
    Media Company4%
    REVIEWERS
    University29%
    Consumer Goods Company29%
    Retailer14%
    Construction Company14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Government5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business77%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise8%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business42%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise42%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    IceWarp is ranked 5th in Email Applications with 3 reviews while Proofpoint Email Protection is ranked 2nd in Email Security with 11 reviews. IceWarp is rated 8.6, while Proofpoint Email Protection is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of IceWarp writes "Feature-rich, stable, easy to use, easy to set up with Outlook Sync, and good collaboration". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proofpoint Email Protection writes "Flexible, very secure, and offers excellent technical support". IceWarp is most compared with Microsoft Exchange, Zimbra Collaboration, G Suite Enterprise, Kerio Connect and VMware Workspace ONE, whereas Proofpoint Email Protection is most compared with Microsoft Defender for Office 365, Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Cisco Secure Email, Microsoft Exchange Online Protection and Fortinet FortiMail.

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