The messaging security market includes messaging security or filtering solutions provided by solution vendors and companies to the messaging platform providers, email platform providers, instant messaging vendors, and system integrators. Messaging security solutions proactively detect, filter, and secure illicit spam and malware and help in preventing data loss and enhancing information protection and control. The messaging security vendors are developing innovative products and solutions to provide a pre-emptive and holistic approach to critical email and instant messaging infrastructure and platforms.

COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING TERMINOLOGY

The MicroQuadrant matrix provides information about the major players who offer messaging security solutions. It outlines the findings and analysis on how well each market vendor performs within the predefined MicroQuadrant criteria. The vendor evaluations are based on 2 broad categories: strength of product portfolio and business strategy excellence. Each category carries various criteria based on which the vendors have been evaluated. The evaluation criteria considered under the strength of product portfolio includes the breadth and depth of product offering, features/functionality, focus of product innovation, and product quality and reliability. The evaluation criteria considered under business strategy excellence include geographic footprint, breadth of application or verticals served, effectiveness of organic strategy, and mergers and acquisitions/partnerships and collaborations.

VISIONARY LEADERS

McAfee, Symantec, Trend Micro, Cisco, Forcepoint, Proofpoint, Barracuda Networks, Fortinet, Retarus, and Microsoft are recognized as the visionary leaders in the messaging security market. They have a strong portfolio of solutions and services in the market. These vendors are marking their presence in the messaging security market by offering customized solutions as per the consumer requirement. These vendors have undertaken various growth strategies to advance consistently in the market.

INNOVATORS

AdaptiveMobile, Mimecast, Sophos, SonicWall, Check Point Software Technologies, and F-Secure are recognized as the innovators in the messaging security market. They possess innovative solutions to cater to the future mobility demands. These companies are concerned about their product portfolio, and they have the robust potential to build strong business strategies for expanding their business and stay on par with the visionary leaders. These vendors have been consistently offering messaging security solutions to fulfill customer demands. Innovators have been at the forefront for the deployment of innovative messaging security solutions.

DYNAMIC Differentiators

Google, Total Defense, and Clearswift, are recognized as the dynamic differentiators in the messaging security market. These vendors have an innovative portfolio of solutions, hardware, and services. They also have an extensive network of channel partners and resellers to increase the deployment of their solutions across a multitude of vertical markets. The dynamic differentiators have been consistently generating positive revenue growth in the messaging security market, and their market position is boosted by the organic and inorganic growth ventures undertaken by them.

EMERGING COMPANIES

Trustwave, Panda Security, , GWAVA, E-lock, ValiMail, and GreatHorn are recognized as the emerging companies in the messaging security market. Most of these companies have undertaken multiple business strategies to boost their capabilities across various regions and to offer integrated solutions and services to a wide range of clients.

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  • Symantec Corporation offers various products such as Email Security.cloud, Advanced Threat Protection for Email, Messaging Gateway, Phishing Readiness, and Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange in the messaging security market. The Symantec Email Security.cloud uses threat and anti-spam protection to secure emails against targeted threats and zero-day attacks. The Symantec Advanced Threat Protection for Email is a cloud-based service that prevents from the sophisticated email threats and helps gain comprehensive insights into targeted and advanced email attacks.

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    3.8
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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1982
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 10,001 to 15,000
  • McAfee provides McAfee Security for Email Servers that identifies and filters viruses, worms, Trojans, and other potentially unwanted programs. The solution is compatible with Microsoft Exchange or Lotus Domino servers and protects them from inappropriate or sensitive information entering or leaving the network. In addition, it helps organizations to comply with regulation and compliances. The solution provides various features such as comprehensive malware protection, message reputation, URL reputation, IP reputation, content filtering, DLP, compliance, and others.

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    3.7
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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1987
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 5,001 to 10,000
  • Cisco offers a range of products and services for cybersecurity. The email security solution delivers a comprehensive preventive and reactive security approach to its users, which delivers spam protection, virus and malware defense, Data Loss Prevention (DLP), email authentication, and tracking and reporting tools. These features work together and provide support to deliver a powerful security service. The email security solution can be deployed in the cloud, on-premises, or as a virtual appliance. The solution enables users to outsource their spam problem to a more efficient vendor that provides higher accuracy and allows them to better control and enhance visibility into their cloud solution.

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    3.6
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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1984
    • S10BN to $50BN
    • 50,001 to 75,000
  • Trend Micro is among the key providers of cutting-edge security solutions. It provides various solutions such as Trend Micro InterScan Messaging Security, Deep Discovery Email Inspector, and Hosted Email Security in the messaging security market. These solutions protect from both traditional and targeted attacks as well as it blocks malware, phishing, and spam to help in simplification of data protection and encryption. Various components of InterScan Messaging Security includes enhanced web reputation, advanced threat scan engine, and social engineering attack protection that helps block emails with malicious URLs, detect advanced malware in Adobe PDF, MS Office, and other documents, and identify targeted attack emails.

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    3.5
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    • SME
    • Tokyo, Japan
    • Founded: 1988
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • Microsoft Corporation is a renowned provider of computer software, personal computers, consumer electronics, and services. It delivers Office 365 Message Encryption, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, and Exchange Online Protection in the messaging security market. The company has made huge investments in R&D practices, which is helping it to deliver innovative security solutions and expand its customer base.

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    3.3
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    • Enterprise
    • Washington, US
    • Founded: 1975
    • More than $100 BN
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000
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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 2000
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 45,001 to 50,000
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    3.0
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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
  • Proofpoint offers Proofpoint Email Protection in the messaging security market. It is on-premises as well as the cloud-based solution, which blocks malicious emails. It prevents the organization from impostor email, phishing, malware, spam, and bulk mail. It also provides next-generation email security, threat prevention using multilayered content analysis, and enables the organizations to control various security threats such as spam, phishing, impostor email, malware, and others. It also provides visibility for message tracking, reporting, and end-user controls. The company offers email encryption that helps automatically encrypt attachments and secures communications.

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    3.0
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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 2002
    • $500MN to $1BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1998
    • More than $100 BN
    • 75,001 to 1,00,000
  • Forcepoint provides Forcepoint Email Security in the messaging security market. It is available on-premises as well as on-cloud infrastructure. It also delivers various security modules with the product. The solution implements real-time sandboxing, DLP, and other security technologies to identify and mitigate APTs, targeted attacks, and insider attacks. The DLP module enables organizations to detect and protect critical information, and help them comply with stringent regulatory compliances.

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    3.0
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    • Enterprise
    • Texas, US
    • Founded: 1994
    • $500MN to $1BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
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    2.8
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    • Startup
    • Redwood City, California, US
    • Founded: 1992
    • Below $10 MN
    • 51 to 100
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    2.8
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    • Startup
    • Dublin, Ireland
    • Founded: 2011
    • 1 to 50
  • Barracuda provides various solutions to protect emails against advanced threats and deliver a comprehensive communication security to its clients. It offers Email Security Gateway, Essentials for Email Security, Essentials for Office 365, and Message Archiver for messaging security. The Email Security Gateway help manages and filters all inbound and outbound email traffic to deliver security from emailborne threats and data leaks. It enables organizations to encrypt messages and leverage the cloud to spool email if mail servers become unavailable. The Essentials for Email Security secures organizations with its robust and scalable multi-layer security and archiving capabilities.

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    2.8
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    • SME
    • California, US
    • Founded: 2003
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • Mimecast is a leading provider of cloud-based email security solutions to SMEs and large enterprises across the globe. The company offers Secure Email Gateway, Mailbox Continuity, and Enterprise Information Archiving solutions in the messaging security market. The Secure Email Gateway is a cloudbased security solution that uses sophisticated, multi-layered detection engines, and intelligence capabilities to secure email data from malware, spam, phishing, and targeted attacks. It leverages the capabilities to stop known and advanced email threats proactively before they reach organization’s network.

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    2.6
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    • SME
    • London, UK
    • Founded: 2003
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • Sophos Ltd. is among the leading providers of messaging security solutions. The company provides robust solutions such as Secure Email Gateway, Sophos Phish Threat, and PureMessage to protect messaging in the organizations. The Secure Email Gateway, which is available as a cloud-based solution as well as an appliance. It mitigates spam, phishing, malware, and data loss and enhances employee productivity. The solution has various capabilities such as zero-day threat protection, multi-layer spam detection, automatic active directory synchronization, anti-spoofing alerts, and easy DLP policies creation. The Sophos Phish Threat minimizes the largest attack surface in the organization. It provides on-demand phishing assessments, personalized training for end-users caught in a simulated attack, and automated reporting on phishing and training results.

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    2.6
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    • Enterprise
    • Oxfordshire, UK
    • Founded: 1985
    • $500MN to $1BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
  • F-Secure provides comprehensive solutions for endpoint security, application security, network security, and cloud security. It offers protection service for email, messaging security gateway, and email and server security solutions in the messaging security market. The protection service for email encrypts messages based on organization's policies helps the organization to implant robust security and protect sensitive communications. It works with any email client and mail server to provide multi-layered protection with real-time reputation technology. It also delivers zero-hour threat detection against unknown outbreaks and policy-based email firewall.

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    2.5
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    • SME
    • Helsinki, Finland
    • Founded: 1988
    • $101MN to $500MN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
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    2.5
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    • Startup
    • Reading, BERK, UK
    • Founded: 1982
    • $11MN to $50MN
    • 101 to 500
  • Trustwave offers Secure Email Gateway, Trustwave Secure Email Gateway Cloud, and Trustwave Secure Email Encryption in the messaging security market. The Secure Email Gateway provides complete email protection and content control. The solution secures enterprise email environment from advanced malware, loss of corporate intellectual property along with managing stringent compliance policies. It also protects against phishing, blended and targeted threats, and strong management controls.

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    • SME
    • 501 to 1,000
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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
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    • Startup
    • 501 to 1,000
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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
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    • Startup
    • Monte-Sereno, California, US
    • Founded: 1997
    • Below $10 MN
    • 51 to 100
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    1.8
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    • Enterprise
    • 501 to 1,000
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    • Enterprise
    • San Francisco, California, US
    • Founded: 2015
    • 51 to 100
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    • Enterprise
    • Washington, US
    • Founded: 1996
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 1,001 to 5,000
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    • Enterprise
    • Berkshire, England
    • Founded: 1976
    • $1BN to $5BN
    • 501 to 1,000
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    • Enterprise
    • California, US
    • Founded: 1977
    • 1,00,001 to 5,00,000

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