M86 Security, the global expert in real-time Web and email threat protection, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the research firm's annually published report on Secure Email Gateways. Vendors in the Magic Quadrant are evaluated based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision.
According to Gartner,“Global spam volumes declined significantly in late 2010 and early 2011, primarily from the Rustock botnet takedown. Although this doesn't signal the end of botnets or high-volume spam, we expect to see a shift in more advanced spam campaigns to a more targetted approach. Reduction in bulk spam volumes has increased the necessary emphasis of solutions on more targetted spam and phishing attacks. We anticipate the decline in pure volume will be followed by increases in more limited-volume targetted attacks”.
“We are pleased to be positioned as a Visionary in Gartner’s Secure Email Gateways report,” said William Kilmer, Chief Marketing Officer, M86 Security. “Our email security solutions play a critical role in protecting organisations from email-based threats, such as some of the recent targetted attacks including spear-phishing, blended threats, Trojans, botnets, and other malicious code. One of our key differentiators has been in offering customers advanced-threat protection that uses behavioural analysis to identify and block malware that has been specifically designed to avoid detection and penetrate the email gateway – an important feature, given the recent rise in this type of targetted attack.”
M86 MailMarshal Secure Email Gateway (SEG) is an email management and security gateway. It enables organisations with large or complex email environments to simplify and reduce the ongoing effort and costs of securing and managing an SMTP email gateway. Its breadth of functionality and flexibility means that it can be used either as a complete standalone SMTP gateway or to meet niche requirements within an existing infrastructure. For high-profile and high-risk organisations, such as those in the financial, health or public sectors, M86 MailMarshal SEG ensures email availability, compliance and security, whilst enforcing corporate policies, increasing productivity, protecting against data leakage and managing content.
M86 MailMarshal SEG provides centralised management and reporting across an organisation’s entire SMTP gateway, even those with multiple sites spread around the world. It also has a strong security focus, using numerous techniques to identify and block malware – including support for multiple anti-virus engines and patented protection against targetted attacks and blended threats, in addition to having award-winning anti-spam technology. M86 MailMarshal SEG can be deployed as a standalone solution, or as a centrally managed distributed array designed to support even the largest networks.
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About M86 Security
M86 Security (m86security.com) is the global expert in real-time threat protection and the industry’s leading Secure Web Gateway provider. The company’s appliance, software, and Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions for Web and email security protect more than 25,000 customers and 26 million users worldwide. M86 products use patented, real-time code analysis and behaviour-based malware detection technologies, as well as threat intelligence from M86 Security Labs, to protect networks against new and advanced threats, secure confidential information, and ensure regulatory compliance. The company is based in Irvine, California with international headquarters in London and development centres in California, Israel, and New Zealand.