Winner: Symantec for Symantec Brightmail Gateway
Symantec Brightmail Gateway delivers comprehensive inbound and outbound messaging security, with effective and accurate anti-spam and anti-virus protection, advanced content filtering, data loss prevention and email encryption. It is simple to administer and catches more than 99 percent of spam with less than one in a million false positives. Real-time automatic anti-spam and anti-virus updates leverage the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, with more than 120 million anti-virus sensors, 240,000 firewall and intrusion detection sensors, managed security deployments in 70 countries, and Symantec's patented Probe Network of more than 2.5 million decoy accounts.
Symantec Brightmail Gateway has helped customers save thousands of IT dollars and hours of lost productivity each year by effectively blocking spam, reducing downtime due to malware and other threats, and protecting against data breaches. By blocking threats at the gateway, Brightmail Gateway preserves internal network and server capacity. With more than 90 percent of spam blocked at connection time, Brightmail Gateway dramatically reduces the size of spam quarantines. Automated updates and intuitive management mean that email administrators do not need to spend time actively managing email security.
Spam and malware threats target email as a primary means of penetrating company defenses. Backed by criminal networks, these threats are often just the first step in compromising systems and exposing sensitive information to costly and damaging data breaches. These threats are global in nature and rapidly evolving. Brightmail Gateway provides effective, accurate and easy-to-deploy protection against changing threats, leveraging advanced technologies and Symantec's Global Intelligence Network to deliver real-time protection on email systems. Businesses see an instant return on investment by saving both time and money dealing with spam and malware threats as well as potential data breaches that can compromise a business and its proprietary information.
According to IDC projections, Symantec is the market share leader in the overall messaging security market, with 22.8 percent market share as of 2008. Deployments for Symantec Brightmail Gateway have grown by more than 35 percent over the last year.
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