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Email Security Gateway (ESG)

Email security gateways (ESG) prevent the sending and receiving of emails that are either harmful, or contravene company policies. ESGs can quarantine or block emails that contain detected threats (viruses, malware, phishing attempts).

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26
Jun

Author: Michelle Tran (Info-Tech)

Retarus, a managed service cloud-based email security platform, is a growing company to watch out for. Since its initiation in 1992, it has quickly expanded its services and global infrastructure to North America, Europe, and APAC countries, owning data centers in the associated areas to process data locally in compliance with regulatory standards.

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Avanan

Avanan

Avanan is a cloud email security platform that pioneered and patented a new approach to prevent sophisticated attacks. The platform uses APIs to block phishing, malware, and data leakage in the line of communications traffic. This means we catch threats missed by Microsoft while adding a transparent layer of security for the entire suite that also protects other collaboration tools like Slack.

9.5

Composite Score

9.5

CX Score

+99

Emotional Footprint

96%

Likeliness to Recommend

22

Reviews

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Badge Winner

Mimecast Services

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway

Mimecast Secure Email Gateway uses sophisticated, multi-layered detection engines and intelligence to protect email data and employees from malware, spam, advanced threats and zero-day attacks.

8.5

Composite Score

8.8

CX Score

+88

Emotional Footprint

91%

Likeliness to Recommend

18

Reviews

Badge Winner
Badge Winner

Barracuda Networks, Inc.

Barracuda Email Security Gateway

The Barracuda Email Security Gateway is an email security gateway that manages and filters all inbound and outbound email traffic to protect organizations from email-borne threats and data leaks. As a complete email management solution, the Barracuda Email Security Gateway lets organizations encrypt messages and leverage the cloud to spool email if mail servers become unavailable..

8.4

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8.6

CX Score

+88

Emotional Footprint

84%

Likeliness to Recommend

36

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Fortinet

FortiMail

FortiMail appliances and virtual appliances are proven, powerful email security platforms for any size organization — from small businesses to carriers, service providers, and large enterprises. Purpose-built for the most demanding messaging systems, FortiMail appliances employ Fortinet’s years of experience in protecting networks against spam, malware, and other message-borne threats.

8.4

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8.5

CX Score

+85

Emotional Footprint

84%

Likeliness to Recommend

14

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Symantec

Symantec Email Security.cloud

Safeguard Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, and on-premises email with the industry’s most complete email security solution.

8.2

Composite Score

8.2

CX Score

+85

Emotional Footprint

86%

Likeliness to Recommend

21

Reviews

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Google

Gmail Secure

Google is transitioning Postini services to the Google Apps platform.

8.1

Composite Score

8.3

CX Score

+83

Emotional Footprint

87%

Likeliness to Recommend

60

Reviews

Symantec

Symantec Messaging Gateway

Symantec Messaging Gateway enables organizations to secure their email and productivity infrastructure with effective and accurate real-time antispam and antimalware protection, targeted attack protection, advanced content filtering, data loss prevention, and email encryption. Defend your email perimeter, and quickly respond to new messaging threats with this simple to administer solution.

8.0

Composite Score

8.1

CX Score

+85

Emotional Footprint

76%

Likeliness to Recommend

32

Reviews

Proofpoint

Proofpoint Email Security Gateway

Proofpoint combines its industry leading secure e-mail gateway with sophisticated dynamic malware analysis, real-time threat intelligence and automated threat response.

8.0

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+76

Emotional Footprint

85%

Likeliness to Recommend

23

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Cisco Systems

Cisco Email Security

Cisco Email Security offers high availability email protection against the constant, dynamic, rapidly changing threats affecting email today.

7.9

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+80

Emotional Footprint

80%

Likeliness to Recommend

41

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Microsoft

Microsoft Exchange Online Protection

Exchange Online Protection provides a layer of protection features that are deployed across a global network of datacenters, helping you simplify the administration of your messaging environments.

7.8

Composite Score

7.9

CX Score

+76

Emotional Footprint

79%

Likeliness to Recommend

58

Reviews

TitanHq

SpamTitan

SpamTitan reduces spam, viruses, malware and other email threats by over 99.9%. We provide sophisticated email security for your business without making it complicated.

9.3

Composite Score

9.4

CX Score

+93

Emotional Footprint

100%

Likeliness to Recommend

6

Reviews

Spambrella

Spambrella

Cloud-based email security platform giving you ultimate control and flexibility over business email communications. Instant URL and ransomware protection for your organisation!

9.3

Composite Score

9.7

CX Score

+96

Emotional Footprint

98%

Likeliness to Recommend

6

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Dell Technologies

Dell SonicWALL Email Security

Solve the unique email security needs of your organization – whether you have one user or 100,000. From appliances and software to virtual appliances and services, our flexible solutions offer powerful protection from spam, phishing and viruses at a low total cost of ownership.

9.0

Composite Score

8.8

CX Score

+91

Emotional Footprint

92%

Likeliness to Recommend

5

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ForcePoint (Websense)

Forcepoint Email Security

Forcepoint Email Security uses the Advanced Classification Engine (ACE) to identify threats ranging from annoying spam to advanced malware, phishing, and Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks.

8.3

Composite Score

8.6

CX Score

+89

Emotional Footprint

80%

Likeliness to Recommend

9

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Kaspersky

Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway

Kaspersky Secure Mail Gateway gives you a fully integrated email system & mail security solution – including anti-spam, anti-malware, anti-phishing and more – in a single virtual appliance.

8.2

Composite Score

8.6

CX Score

+84

Emotional Footprint

88%

Likeliness to Recommend

7

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Sophos

Sophos Secure Email Gateway

Our purpose-built secure email gateway is an all-in-one solution for email encryption, DLP, anti-spam and threat protection. It provides advanced protection from today’s sophisticated spear phishing attacks and gives you full control over data leaving your organization via email.

6.4

Composite Score

5.8

CX Score

+37

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

5

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Zix Corporation

Zix Email Encryption

Automatic email encryption and data loss prevention offer unparalleled peace of mind for you, your employees and your executives.

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--

CX Score

+96

Emotional Footprint

100%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Trend Micro

InterScan Messaging Security

Trend Micro™ InterScan™ Messaging Security stops email threats in the cloud with global threat intelligence, protects your data with data loss prevention and encryption, and identifies targeted email attacks and APTs as part of the Trend Micro™ Network Defense Solution.

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Composite Score

9.8

CX Score

+96

Emotional Footprint

100%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Clearswift

Clearswift Secure Email Gateway

Clearswift’s award-winning solution offers an unprecedented level of cyber-attack protection and outbound data loss prevention for secure email collaboration. Features include deep content inspection, adaptive redaction, OCR and anti-steganography.

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Composite Score

10.0

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

94%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

Trustwave Holdings, Inc.

Trustwave Secure Email Gateway

Complete email security requires visibility of all blended attack vectors coupled with granular policy and content controls – Trustwave Secure Email Gateway delivers all that and more.

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Composite Score

8.8

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

78%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Sendio

Sendio Email Security

Sendio’s email security technology combines a set of tightly integrated layers that eliminate malicious threats and spam campaigns.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Check Point Software Technologies

Check Point Anti-Spam & Email Security

The Check Point Anti-Spam & Email Security Software Blade provides comprehensive protection for messaging infrastructure.

--

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Axway, Inc.

Axway MailGate SC

Axway MailGate SC stands guard at the Internet gateway, preventing potentially damaging messages, attachments and intruders from entering your network, and ensuring that sensitive information doesn’t exit accidentally or unsecured.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

100%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Akamai Technologies

Bloxx Email Filter

Multi-level spam protection and dynamic email filtering.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Deep Secure Ltd.

Deep Secure Mail Guard

This product helps businesses control email traffic entering and leaving the organisation, and effectively defends against advanced attacks and misuse by focusing on the content.

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Composite Score

10.0

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

100%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

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26
Jun

Author: Michelle Tran (Info-Tech)

Retarus, a managed service cloud-based email security platform, is a growing company to watch out for. Since its initiation in 1992, it has quickly expanded its services and global infrastructure to North America, Europe, and APAC countries, owning data centers in the associated areas to process data locally in compliance with regulatory standards.

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In response to criticism over data collection practices, Google is introducing default deletion of location history in its web and application activities for new accounts.

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17
Mar

Author: Michelle Tran (Info-Tech)

While email security gateways help filter out spam, prevent data loss, and inspect for malicious content, they can be easily bypassed. Avanan has patented an API-based approach that sits inside the collaboration suite environment (such as Office 365) to build a perimeter around individual users.

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7
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Author: Michelle Tran (Info-Tech)

On September 4, Proofpoint announced its partnership with CrowdStrike to offer advanced threat protection across email and endpoints.

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20
Nov

Author: Michelle Tran (Info-Tech)

In late September, Barracuda Networks, Inc. announced the general availability of Barracuda Forensics and Incident Response. Previously available only to Barracuda Total Email Protection customers, the Forensics and Incident Response offering can now be layered with an organization’s existing gateway security solution, giving customers and service providers greater flexibility in email threat detection and response.