BorderWare's Email Security Gateway v7.1
Strengths: Stong malware and content protection across email, web and IM.
Weaknesses: None that we found.
Verdict: A powerful, cost-effective anti-malware tool. Recommended.
BorderWare Email Security Gateway incorporates two interwoven features: the Intercept engine and the BorderWare security network (BSN). These work together seamlessly to provide solid protection against email, web and IM security threats. The Intercept engine actively blocks and protects against threats, such as spam, image spam, spyware, phishing, directory harvest attacks, denial-of-service attacks and anomalous combinations of these. The BSN collects and organizes threat data in real time to identify malicious senders and emerging threat trends, providing organizations with increased performance and lower costs.
BorderWare Email Security Gateway also incorporates a privacy and compliance engine to secure point-to-point email transmissions by using encryption to eliminate data leaks. This product is customizable and scalable for any organization. For larger
networks, the Email Security Gateway uses on-demand clustering technology making it capable of processing millions of messages per hour. To ensure a message is never lost, BorderWare uses message-level redundancy, sending a copy of that message to another system within the cluster.
While this product does some very sophisticated tasks, it is not complicated to use. From the initial setup to policy configuration, this product is a breeze.
Integration is a key feature. The Gateway works with many servers and programs already in use and it manages disparate threats all in one location. This device plugs not only into the mail stream, but also covers web and IM.
BorderWare documentation is right on point for a successful implementation and configuration of this appliance. The manuals are written using a step-by-step approach. Information balloon icons are scattered throughout the manuals to explain why one would want to perform or not perform an action during the install process. This information reduces configuration errors and limits trouble- shooting problems on the backend of the deployment.
Starting at $9,950, excluding support, this appliance is a good value for the money.