Email security gateways secure organizations by preventing malicious emails from reaching their destinations. They generally do this by quarantining or blocking inbound and outbound emails that contain malicious content -- such as malware, spam and phishing attacks – or that violate enterprise policies. Nearly every organization can benefit from the deployment of an email security gateway -- be it as a standalone or virtual appliance, or installed as software directly on the mail server, local server in the data center or in the public or private cloud.
In addition to its standard email security function, these gateways often deliver additional benefits to organizations, including compensating for weak or missing client security controls and delivering email encryption services to protect the confidentiality and integrity of emails in transit. Some email security gateways even offer data loss prevention capabilities to thwart the -- accidental or deliberate -- leakage of sensitive information via email messages.
In this buyer's guide, readers will learn how the best email security gateways are protecting enterprises. It also lays out what enterprises need to know before making an investment in an email security gateway product, and presents direct comparisons and overviews of some of the best email security gateways on the market today.
The basics of email security gateways in the enterprise
This examination of email security gateways explains how these products protect enterprises from threats such as spam and phishing attacks. This feature looks at the specific value proposition and features of email security gateway products for enterprise customers.
Email security gateways protect enterprises from threats such as spam and phishing attacks. Expert Karen Scarfone explains how these products get the job done. Continue Reading
2Do I need?-
The business case for an email security gateway
Discover the benefits and ways email security gateways boost messaging security for the enterprise. This article offers specific examples on how email security gateway products can be beneficial to enterprise customers of all sizes.
Virtually every enterprise can benefit from email security gateways. Expert Karen Scarfone examines the primary benefits of the products. Continue Reading
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3How to buy-
Procuring the right email security gateway
Questions need to be asked before an enterprise makes a purchasing decision for an email security gateway. Consider the following criteria and steps as part of any evaluation when looking to find the best email security gateway product for your organization's needs.
Expert Karen Scarfone examines the most important criteria for evaluating email security gateway products for deployment within an enterprise. Continue Reading
4Which should I buy?-
The top email security gateways compared
What makes an email security gateway product right for a particular enterprise? Here we compare several of the best email security gateway vendors and review the pros and cons of their products to help you decide which might be right for your organization.
5Top product overviews-
A who's who of the best email security gateway vendors
Email security gateways are essential for securing corporate messaging and networks. Here's a look at some of the best email security gateway products in the industry.
Expert Karen Scarfone reviews the McAfee Email Protection and McAfee Security for Email Servers products that are used for monitoring, blocking and quarantining email messages. Continue Reading
Expert Karen Scarfone reviews the Microsoft Exchange Online Protection email security gateway product, which is used for detecting and blocking common email-transmitted threats. Continue Reading
Expert Karen Scarfone examines the Proofpoint Enterprise Protection email security gateway product, which scans inbound and outbound email messages for malware, phishing and spam threats. Continue Reading
Expert Karen Scarfone examines the Symantec Messaging Gateway and Symantec Email Security.cloud email security gateway products that detects and blocks messages that contain suspicious content and threats. Continue Reading
Expert Karen Scarfone looks at the Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security and Trend Micro ScanMail Suite for Microsoft Exchange email security gateway products used for monitoring email messages that could contain suspicious content and threats. Continue Reading