Best messaging security solution

Winner: Cisco Systems for Cisco IronPort Email Security

Enterprises of all sizes face the same daunting challenges – increasing mail volumes and new, evolving threats. The Cisco IronPort Email Security services portfolio provides customers with superior choice of deployment models built on the solid foundation of a leading email security technology. It protects 40 percent of Fortune 1000 companies from inbound threats and outbound data loss possibilities. The Cisco IronPort Email Security Portfolio addresses the needs of the market by providing email security leadership with choice, backed by guarantees. Now customers have the ability to select from an array of solutions that include an appliance form factor, a dedicated hosted infrastructure that resides fully in the cloud, a unique hybrid hosted solution with email security infrastructure both in-the-cloud and on-premises, or an on-premises managed form factor.

The tool provides end-users with a choice. Most competitors offer an appliance or a hosted service. With Cisco's solution, customers may choose the solution most suitable for their needs,
and change that solution according to their needs.

The dedicated infrastructure that powers all services provides customers with strong anti-spam efficacy with third party-verified 99 percent spam catch rate and less than one in one million false positive rate. Maximum data privacy is provided as users no longer have to deal with the risk of data co-mingling, advanced controls, like DLP and encryption capabilities, protect sensitive information, while real-time tools, like message tracking and reporting, make for better decision making.

The Email Security portfolio is backed by a leading Security Intelligence Operations Center (SIO). SIO features hundreds of servers, technicians and researchers analyzing terabytes of threat data each day. With this “satellite view” of the internet, Cisco often updates its products with the latest threat signatures ahead of competitors. This threat tracking system is used by the entire Cisco security portfolio, arming every level of network defense with a complete awareness of its environment. Whether the infrastructure is on premises or in-the-cloud, customers always have access to configuration and logs, real-time comprehensive reports and message tracking 24/7.

Finalists 2010

  • Barracuda Networks for Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall
  • Cisco Systems for Cisco IronPort Email Security
  • McAfee for McAfee Email Gateway
  • Websense for Websense Email Security (Websense Hosted Email Security and Websense Email Security)

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