What is a Good Mimecast Alternative for Email Security?

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway is a leading enterprise email security gateway for blocking nuisance spam and malicious emails; however, many businesses seek a Mimecast alternative, especially small- and medium-sized businesses due to the high cost of the solution. There are many email security vendors that have developed email security products suitable for use in healthcare that provide protection against known malware threats, phishing, and spear phishing and have advanced threat detection capabilities to protect against new and emerging threats that bypass signature-based detection mechanisms. In this post we compare Mimecast Secure Email Gateway with a leading Mimecast alternative, SpamTitan Email Security.

Price Comparison

Price is one of the main reasons why businesses look for a Mimecast alternative, as Mimecast Secure Email Gateway is one of the most expensive email security solutions. Price is a key consideration for SMBs with limited budgets for cybersecurity, and any savings that can be made could be used to purchase additional cybersecurity solutions to further improve the organization’s security posture.

Based on 2021 pricing for equivalent packages, for a business with 250 users, Mimecast Secure Email Gateway will cost $4.50 per user, per month, or $13,500 if paid annually. SpamTitan Email Security is priced at $1.08 per user, per month, or $3,225 if paid annually, which is a cost saving of $10,275 per year. There are many factors that should be considered in addition to price when seeking a Mimecast alternative, such as the level of threat protection and usability, so how do Mimecast and SpamTitan compare in these areas?

Comparison of SpamTitan Email Security and Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway and SpamTitan Email Security are cloud-delivered email security solutions, although SpamTitan can also be supplied as virtual appliance for installation on existing hardware. Both solutions have advanced threat detection capabilities including sandboxing for attachments to identify known and unknown malware threats, URL scanning for identifying phishing threats, SPF/DKIM/DMARC for identifying email impersonation attacks, threat intelligence feeds, multiple RBLs, and have archiving and retention capabilities.

Both products are popular with users based on reviews on business software review platforms such as G2 Crowd and Capterra, and consistently achieve high scores, although the degree of customization with Mimecast adds to the complexity of set up and admin.

G2 Crowd Product Ratings

Rating Category SpamTitan Email Security Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
Meets Requirements 9.3 9.0
Ease of Use 9.0 8.0
Ease of Set Up 9.0 7.7
Ease of Admin 8.9 7.7
Quality of Support 9.1 8.7
Ease of Doing Business With 9.3 9.0
Product Direction 8.3 8.5

*Based on 183 reviews of SpamTitan and 141 reviews of Mimecast

Ratings on Capterra

Rating Category SpamTitan Email Security Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
Overall 4.6 / 5 4.3 / 5
Ease of Use 4.4 / 5 4.0 / 5
Customer Service 4.5 / 5 4.5 / 5

*Based on 488 reviews for SpamTitan and 68 reviews for Mimecast

Functionality

Ratings on G2 Crowd for functionality are consistently high for both solutions

Rating Category SpamTitan Email Security Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
Anti-Malware 9.3 9.6
Anti-Spam 9.3 9.3
Anti-Phishing 9.0 8.8
Filtering Functionality 9.8 9.3
Quarantine 9.5 9.2
Outbound Monitoring 9.1 9.3
Advance Threat Protection 9.3 9.3
Archiving 9.3 9.1
Reporting 9.5 8.6
On-Premises Deployment 9.2 N/A

Threat Detection and Security

Ratings on G2 Crowd for threat detection and security

Rating Category SpamTitan Email Security Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
Anti-Malware/Anti-Spam 9.4 9.2
Encryption 9.0 9.2
Quarantine 9.5 9.3
Advance Threat Protection 9.4 9.1
Anti-Phishing 9.2 9.0
Account Takeover Protection 9.4 N/A
Data Exfiltration Detection 8.8 8.6
Activity Monitoring 8.5 8.8
Real-Time Detection 9.1 9.0

Setup, Administration, and Maintenance

Ratings on G2 Crowd for setup, administration, and maintenance

Rating Category SpamTitan Email Security Mimecast Secure Email Gateway
Intelligence Reporting 9.2 8.3
Email Integration Support 9.7 8.6
Access Management 9.3 9.1
Data Loss Prevention 9.4 8.2
Compliance 9.6 9.1
Intelligence Reporting 9.0 9.0
Email Clients 9.5 9.3
Role-Based Rules 9.1 9.3
Allow and Block Lists 9.3 9.0
Auditing 9.5 8.5
Archiving 9.1 9.1

Summary

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway and SpamTitan Email Security are accomplished and award-winning email security solutions that provide advanced protection against spam, phishing, malware, email impersonation, and other email threats. Both are rated highly across the board for security and protection, with SpamTitan performing best on setup, usability, and price, while Mimecast offers a greater degree of flexibility for customization.