Why Read This Report

In our 32-criterion evaluation of enterprise email content security providers, we identified the 12 most significant ones — Barracuda, Cisco, Clearswift, Forcepoint, Microsoft, Mimecast, Proofpoint, Retarus, Sophos, Symantec, Trend Micro, and Zix — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security and risk professionals select the right one for their needs.

Key Takeaways


Symantec, Trend Micro, Barracuda, Proofpoint, and Cisco Lead the Pack
Forrester's research uncovered a market in which Symantec, Trend Micro, Barracuda, Proofpoint, and Cisco are Leaders; Microsoft, Forcepoint, Mimecast, and Sophos are Strong Performers; and Zix, Retarus, and Clearswift are Contenders.
Threat Intelligence, Cloud Integration, and Deployment Options are Key Differentiators
Vendors that offer needed threat intelligence, integrate well with cloud email solutions like Microsoft Office 365 and Google Gmail, and deliver in any deployment scenario (on-premises, cloud, or hybrid), position themselves to provide strong email protection to their customers.
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