Secure Computing IronMail
March 01, 2007
Around $14 per user
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Easy deployment with a lot of policies already in place.
None that we could find.
For its power and relatively low cost of ownership, we rate this product our Best Buy.
The IronMail appliance can protect against many outside email threats, including viruses, spam and phishing. It has a high sense of outbound security as well, with the ability to examine email leaving the enterprise. This appliance includes many compliance filters that can be set to look for many things in outgoing email, such as credit card numbers or other possible data leakage.
We found this product to be simple to set up and easy to use. The initial configuration wizard gets the device up in just a few clicks, and then the web-based graphical user interface takes over. The IronMail web interface is well organized with simple tab top navigation. This interface also features a multitude of easy to read graphs and charts that plot trends and show many other events.
This appliance comes loaded with many default rules already set so it is pretty much ready to be deployed right into the network and to start filtering immediately. It also has many different rule types, so setting a full compliance policy is possible for any type of environment. However, if you wish to customize the product, rule setting is a snap.
Documentation included with the IronMail appliance consists of a small set-up guide and a documentation CD which includes the user guide. The set-up guide does a great job of getting the user familiar with the appliance and its deployment options and also leads the user through the initial configuration wizard. The much larger user guide, provided in PDF form, details all aspects of the device and its capabilities.
Secure Computing offers both phone and email support 24/7. There is also online support available via a support area of the website, which includes downloads, documentation and a knowledge base.
Deployments for the IronMail appliance can range significantly in cost. A lot of the functionality of the appliance is purchased in pieces, which makes this appliance flexible to adapt to environments of any size. As an example, an environment of 2,500 users can range anywhere from $19,995 to $35,995 based on functionality requirements. At the high end, this is only just above $14 per user. This device offers a lot of functionality at an attractive price.
IronMail has been rated Best Buy by SC Magazine.