Avanan

Avanan

by Avanan

Who Uses Avanan?

Avanan secures organizations from 50 to 500,000+ employees that are using cloud based applications for email and collaboration.

What Is Avanan?

Avanan catches the advanced attacks that evade default and advanced security tools. Its invisible, multi-layer security enables full-suite protection for cloud collaboration solutions such as Office 365, G-Suite, and Slack. The platform deploys in one click via API to prevent Business Email Compromise and block phishing, malware, data leakage, account takeover, and shadow IT across the enterprise.

Avanan Details

Avanan

https://www.avanan.com

Founded 2014

Avanan Pricing Overview

Avanan does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. See additional pricing details for Avanan below.

Free Version

No

Free Trial

Yes

Deployment

Cloud, SaaS, Web

Training

Live Online

Documentation

Support

Online

Avanan Features

Email Security Software
Anti Spam
Anti Virus
Email Attachment Protection
Encryption
Policy Management
Quarantine
Reporting/Analytics
Whitelisting/Blacklisting

Avanan Reviews

Showing 5 of 12 reviews

Overall
4.8/5
Ease of Use
4.7/5
Customer Service
4.5/5
Features
4.6/5
Value for Money
4.4/5

Like It!

Reviewed on 6/02/2019
Verified Reviewer
IT Manager
Management Consulting, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 1+ year
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
3/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Pros: Ease of use and the availability to use a variety of best-in-class security vendors.

Cons: A little slow on response via any browser.

Avanan Highly Recommended

Reviewed on 17/12/2019
George Z.
Sr Virtualization Engineer
Information Technology & Services, 201-500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source 
4/5
Overall
4/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
4/5
Customer Support
4/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: We've had great success using Avanan as one of our security layers for email. The fact that Avanan sits infront of Microsoft ATP filter is great as it gives us capabilities that other security solutions can't offer. We've also found that ATP, Proofpoint, and Mimecast don't capture everything, and it's great to increase our security posture by layering different solutions to work in tadem, and Avanan is a great addition

Pros: The modular "a la carte" design and ability to choose between multiple security vendors to suit the organization's needs while providing an effective security layer to one of the largest attack vectors today - email.

Cons: The web gui is not very intuitive and can be a little tricky to drill into at times

Simple to setup and Easy to use

Reviewed on 26/12/2019
Bill D.
Enterprise Systems Manager
Nonprofit Organisation Management, 51-200 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
4/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Increased inbox security and improved user awareness with minimal impact to the admin staff. A win for Staff and for IT!

Pros: The trial setup was simple and took only minutes to integrate into our environment. Since implementing in production, which was just as quick and painless, we've seen a dramatic decrease in the amount of malicious mail making it to end users mailbox. Warnings and notifications sent to end users are easy to understand. This has driven user trust and adoption. On the rare occasions when false positives occur, clear and simple notices aid users in mitigating them. One of the simplest implementation processes in years with huge positive impact for our staff.

Cons: Two are I;d like to see imroved:
1- threats are reported but no action can be taken. I'd like to see more actionable tools/features added for all threats.
2- when items are acted on or mitigated, the history of who did what and when is not always readily available. I'd like to see simpler and more complete audit logging, visibility and control.

Avanan: Best in Class Customer Service, Products, and Features

Reviewed on 17/12/2019
Omar S.
IT Technician
Plastics, 13-50 Employees
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source 
5/5
Overall
5/5
Ease of Use
5/5
Features & Functionality
5/5
Customer Support
5/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Comments: Before Avanan, we had no additional security for our Office 365 environment. Avanan was an option that was easily implemented and immediately started producing results with phishing and malware hits. The amount of stuff that Avanan has caught for us makes me wonder how much stuff was getting through before with the standard O365 protection and ATP. The major benefit to us as a company was protecting us from phishing, malware, or ransomware threats. This allows us to keep our business continuity without interruption. I recommend looking at Avanan in consideration for your Office 365 platform. It is an understatement to say the program is easy to use, and it powerful and useful. I have had a near perfect level of accuracy when it comes to hits on malicious emails. I will absolutely be using them again if I were to ever move to a different job or company.

Pros: The program installed pretty much instantly with zero interference to our Office 365 Environment. The program itself is very robust and has a lot of cool features and they continue to add more as each update comes out. It has a very clean and intuitive user interface and it very easy to pick up on everything after your initial training session. There is also a level of customization to the menus and to the interfaces. When creating custom queries there are hundreds of options and it will take time and practice to learn them all. However, you can submit any question to the customer support team, and they will answer anything you throw at them and help you understand. I also like that it is API based. It works in conjunction with the standard office 365 security features, instead of replacing them and rendering them useless, like the other popular solutions on the market. This makes for a faster and more efficient experience in my opinion and from what I have seen.

Cons: I honestly can't think of any major dislikes or complaints. Any time I have had any issues or questions, I have been able to get it resolved or I have been able to get an answer form the support team.

Email Security that works

Reviewed on 18/12/2019
Jacob S.
Information Security Analyst
Health, Wellness & Fitness, 1,001-5,000 Employees
Used the Software for: 6-12 months
Reviewer Source 
3/5
Overall
3/5
Ease of Use
4/5
Features & Functionality
3/5
Customer Support
3/5
Value for Money
Likelihood to Recommend:
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Pros: Avanan catches most spam before the end user gets a chance to see it. The whitelist and blacklist rules are fast and easy to set up on the fly.

Cons: Querying for emails can be clunky. Certain times it simply won't produce results though I'm sure I have the correct flags set.