Email remains the soft underbelly of enterprise security because it is the most tempting target for hackers. They just need one victim to succumb to a phishing lure to enter your network. Phishing (in all its forms) is just one of many attacks that can leverage a poorly protected email infrastructure. Account takeovers (due to reused passwords), business email compromises, payment fraud, specialized mobile malware, and spam messages that contain hidden malware or poisoned web links. That places a heavy burden on any email security solution.
I have been testing and writing about these products for decades and in this roundup I touch on some of the latest integrations and innovations with nine security suites:
- Abnormal Security’s Integrated Cloud Email Security
- Area 1’s Horizon
- Barracuda Email Protection
- Cisco Secure Email
- FireEye Email Security
- Voltage SecureMail
- Mimecast Email Security
- Zix Secure Cloud Email Security Suite
As what seems like the usual operating procedure, figuring out the pricing for the numerous configurations can be vexing, with one vendor (FireEye) not providing pricing, and several other vendors who declined to participate entirely.