Editor’s Note: This set of reviews originally appeared in February 2020. To find out more about SC Labs, contact Adrian Sanabria at [email protected]

The use of collaborative tools and technologies is on the rise with email topping the list. That explains why it faces such relentless attacks. Email communications are leveraged to keep businesses running efficiently, but unfortunately, is often overlooked when it comes to implementing adequate security measures. Tools in the past have focused mainly on spam protection. However, we have recently seen impressive expansion in what these solutions offer. From advanced threat protection and encryption to machine learning and computer vision, email security has come a long way.

Timely and accurate detection of suspicious email content is crucial but security doesn’t end there. Even with sophisticated security tools, there is no 100 percent guaranteed solution. Therefore, malicious items are going to make their way into inboxes, and employees need to be prepared. Many of the solutions we looked at this month recognize the importance of employee awareness and have built-in training with real-world practices and customizable campaigns. Some solutions even offer pre-delivery malicious email prevention, but we have yet to find an impenetrable email security shield.

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