Email Security Services (ESS): Enterprise 2022 Q2

Sector: Enterprise
Testing: June 2022


enterprise email security

Email security services tested

Cyber criminals often use email as a way to start an attack.

A primary vector for cyber attacks, email services need to be secure. Email platforms provide one level of security while third-party companies offer additional services, claiming to increase protection.

Choose the best email security solution

Email security services don’t handle all threats in the same way. Some will be stopped dead, while others can infiltrate fully. Somewhere in the middle we see email quarantine systems, Junk folders and edited messages – emails that have their links, attachments and even the words in the message tampered with.

This tampering may effectively remove a threat, or it may not. There is a lot to assessing an email security solution!

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How seriously do you take the email threat?

The approach that we take is to measure everything and then judge how important each result is. Our view is that keeping threats as far away from the user as possible is best. But sometimes security personnel need to see what’s coming in, so quarantines can be useful investigation tools. We have devised a scoring method that credits or penalises services according to our view on best outcomes.

See Protection and Legitimate Handling Accuracy on page 10 of our report more.

We also have a beginner’s guide to email security.

Read this SE Labs assessment of world-leading email security services and discover how they handle well-known threats and targeted attacks. Choose the best enterprise and small business email security!

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