Best email security solution

Winner: McAfee for McAfee Email Gateway

McAfee Email Gateway (formerly IronMail) is one of the most full-featured email security solutions on the
market, providing organizations with protection against spam, viruses, trojans and phishing, and from outbound policy and compliance violations (including regulatory compliance) related to sensitive data leaks. Email Gateway offers seven different encryption standards (TLS, S/MIME, OpenPGP, Secure Mail Encryption, Voltage and PGP Universal) to ensure that messages can be delivered and received securely without any end-user action. It is integrated with one of the leading global reputation systems, TrustedSource, in addition to connections management and several patented behavioral and content analysis tools, for greater than 99 percent spam effectiveness guaranteed. Secure Computing has integrated IP, message, domain, URL, and file attachment reputation scores into Email Gateway email security appliances, providing real-time analysis on more than one-third of the world's enterprise messaging traffic.

McAfee Email Gateway is a true market leader as recognized by Gartner, IDC, Radicati and SC Magazine. It is one of the fastest email solutions and also guarantees more than 99 percent spam effectiveness. Email Gateway is one of the only products that offers advanced techniques to capture both structured and unstructured data. Its Advanced Compliance Engine consists not only of keyword/pattern matching, but also three advanced technologies for document compliance: fingerprinting, lexical analysis and clustering.

Email Gateway also offers webmail protection. It can detect and enforce policies on “adult” content in both an inbound and outbound direction to ensure a harassment-free workplace. Zero-hour protection from latest threats is ensured using TrustedSource, Threat Response Updates (TRU), Dynamic Spam Classifier (updated as frequently as every 20 minutes) and Dynamic Quarantine.

Finalists 2009


  • Cisco IronPort Systems for Cisco IronPort C-Series and X-Series Email Security Appliance
  • Proofpoint for Proofpoint OnDemand/Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway
  • McAfee for McAfee Email Gateway
  • SonicWALL for SonicWALL E-mail Security 500
  • Symantec Corporation for Symantec Brightmail Gateway 7.7

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