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SpamTitan as a Proofpoint Alternative – A Guide

SpamTitan as a Proofpoint Alternative – A Comparison Guide

When it comes to your organization's email security, you want to make sure you have the best protection for your employees and clients.

Did you know that 60% of SMB companies that suffer a cyber attack are out of business within six months? And human error is a major part in 95% of attacks.

With numbers like this it's clear that organizations need to have the right email protection solution in place to prevent malicious emails from entering your network.

SpamTitan is an advanced email protection, security and filtering solution that blocks malware/malicious emails and protects organizations from cyber threats. It is a powerful Proofpoint alternative and is a leader in the email security  market. 

This article is a side-by-side comparison of SpamTitan versus Proofpoint email security. We've taken the data from actual user reviews of both products using G2 Crowd and shared their insights below.

 

What is Proofpoint Email Security?

Proofpoint email security is an email gateway which can be deployed as a cloud service or on premises. It catches both known and unknown threats.

 

How does Proofpoint Compare with SpamTitan Email Security?

According to G2 users, Proofpoint rates 4.5/5 stars with 145 reviews. This compares with SpamTitan which has a rating of  4.6/5 stars with 181 reviews.

Each product's score is calculated with real-time data from verified user reviews. This will help you make the best choice between these two options, and decide which one is best for your business needs. 

Of the seven key functionalities, SpamTitan outperforms Proofpoint on five and is a close chaser on the remaining two:

  • Meets requirements
  • Ease of use
  • Ease of setup
  • Ease of admin
  • Quality of support
  • Ease of doing business with
  • Product direction (% positive)

SpamTitan vs Proofpoint Ratings

 

SpamTitan leads in 7/8 key features and is particularly strong in the ease of setup, where Proofpoint is viewed as being more complicated to set up.
 

SpamTitan vs. Proofpoint Features Comparison

Administration

When it comes to administration, there are seven core questions that users of both products are asked about:

  • Intelligence reporting
  • Email integration support
  • Access management
  • Data loss prevention
  • Compliance
  • Email clients
  • Role-based rules.

On all accounts, SpamTitan comes out on top over Proofpoint.

SpamTitan vs Proofpoint Administration

 

Functionality

When determining functionality of both solutions, G2 asked their users questions on ten areas:

  • Anti-spam
  • Anti-malware
  • Anti-phishing
  • Filtering functionality
  • Quarantine
  • Outbound email monitoring
  • Advanced threat intelligence / protection
  • Archiving
  • Reporting
  • On-premises deployment.

Both SpamTitan and Proofpoint are very strong on the anti-malware functionality. SpamTitan has an edge by emphasizing on Quarantining, Advanced Threat Intelligence and Reporting and as a result, comes out on top.

SpamTitan vs Proofpoint Functionality

 

Maintenance

Implementing email protection solutions often have extra costs that aren't monetary. Time is one of these. 

The amount of time spent maintaining the solution can drain vital IT resources which could be better used elsewhere. So G2's users have spoken showing SpamTitan as the easier to maintain of the two in the following areas:

  • Auditing
  • Allow and block lists
  • Compliance
  • Archiving.

SpamTitan is rated as the front-runner for simple migration, setup, easy of use and as being easy to maintain for all clients. This includes; MSPs, SMBs as well as schools and universities.

SpamTitan vs Proofpoint Maintenance

 

Detection

On detection, there were three key areas asked:

  • Data exfiltration detection
  • Activity monitoring
  • Real-time detection.

SpamTitan vs Proofpoint Detection

 

Email Security

When you're choosing an email protection solution, your focus is on the security that it will bring to your organization. Users of both products were asked around the following six security areas:

  • Anti malware / Anti spam
  • Encryption
  • Quarantine
  • Advanced threat protection (ATP)
  • Anti-phishing
  • Account takeover protection.

SpamTitan vs Proofpoint Security

 

Email Protection

Ultimately, you want to know which solution can offer your organization the best protection from cyber threats. According to G2's user reviews, SpamTitan is best for threat detection, security and protection from cyberattacks, malware, phishing and applying user policies :

  • Targeted attack prevention
  • Policy enforcement
  • Spam filtering.

SpamTitan vs Proofpoint Protection

 

Reviewers company size

By now you've seen the data on how customers of both SpamTitan and Proofpoint compare for email security and protection. The next question is who are these customers?

G2 have provided this information to help you see if these reviews are right for your organization's size:

  • Small-business (50 or fewer employees)
  • Mid-market (51 to 1000 employees)
  • Enterprise (> 1000 employees).

Over 50% of respondents of this survey were SMB, the remaining were either mid-market or enterprise companies.

 

“The overwhelmingly positive feedback from SpamTitan users on G2 Crowd is indicative of our commitment to ensuring the highest levels of customer success. An incredible achievement for a product that is significantly the IT pros favourite” said Ronan Kavanagh, CEO, TitanHQ.

 

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What are SpamTitan's Customers Saying?

“Best spam filter we’ve ever used. As an IT guy, I like the granular nature of the configuration options. Michael Z, Partner, Mid-Market (51 to 1000 employees)”

 

“When you evaluate security technologies, the most important feature is whether the technology is actually protecting your assets or not. SpamTitan allows us to tell our customers that their email communication is secure. So, SpamTitan works as they say it should. There are many other valuable aspects I can mention so far: 

  • The involvement from Titan HQs representative through the evaluation period
  • The technological support we are receiving from their local partner 7x247365 in Spanish
  • SpamTitan being a lot easier to manage than previous olutions
  • The API which allows us to get information that our previous vendor was completely beyond our reach

EL. Executive Sponsor in IT & Sales. Mid-Market (51 to 1000 employees)”

 

“SpamTitan’s Customer Support is phenomenal. Support team always answer within maybe 30 minutes. Very few false positives in filtering, not much bad stuff gets through. AF Administrator in Fishery, Mid-Market (51 to 1000 employees)”

 

“SpamTitan definitely solved all of our email security issues with the in/outbound configuration. The best thing is that is so easy to use, we were up and running in just a few minutes” Gabriel N, Chief Information Officer, Mid-Market (51 to 1000 employees)

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