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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The Changing Face of Email Security: Avanan Goes Beyond the Inbox to Integrate With O365
March 17, 2020

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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Proofpoint and CrowdStrike Partner to Protect Email and Endpoints
January 07, 2020

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

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Barracuda Forensics and Incident Response Adds Extra Email Protection to Your Inbox
November 20, 2019

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.

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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.

8.6

Composite Score

8.9

CX Score

+90

Emotional Footprint

91%

Likeliness to Recommend

18

Reviews

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Barracuda Networks

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

Composite Score

8.6

CX Score

+88

Emotional Footprint

85%

Likeliness to Recommend

35

Reviews

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.

8.3

Composite Score

8.1

CX Score

+84

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

11

Reviews

Google

Gmail Secure

Google is transitioning Postini services to the Google Apps platform.

8.2

Composite Score

8.5

CX Score

+86

Emotional Footprint

87%

Likeliness to Recommend

66

Reviews

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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.

8.2

Composite Score

8.3

CX Score

+88

Emotional Footprint

77%

Likeliness to Recommend

29

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.

8.1

Composite Score

8.1

CX Score

+77

Emotional Footprint

88%

Likeliness to Recommend

21

Reviews

Cisco Systems

Cisco Email Security

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

8.0

Composite Score

8.1

CX Score

+81

Emotional Footprint

81%

Likeliness to Recommend

42

Reviews

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

+75

Emotional Footprint

80%

Likeliness to Recommend

55

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

9.6

CX Score

+96

Emotional Footprint

98%

Likeliness to Recommend

6

Reviews

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

Reviews

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

Reviews

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.

6.7

Composite Score

6.8

CX Score

+58

Emotional Footprint

75%

Likeliness to Recommend

6

Reviews

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.

6.6

Composite Score

6.0

CX Score

+41

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

5

Reviews

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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