Email Security Services (ESS): Enterprise 2023 special

Sector: Enterprise
Testing: January 2023


Can you defend against email threats better than the security companies?

DIY Email Security

Can you defend against email threats better than the security companies?

How well do the main email platforms handle threats? Is it worth paying for additional email security from a third-party specialist? Or could you create your own secure email server and get top grade protection for free?

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Compare a major email platform with a third-party service and an open-source solution.

In this special, one-of-a-kind report we investigate how well one of the world’s largest email providers performs when trying to filter out harmful security threats from your email. We also assess the benefits of a well-known email security service that you can bolt onto any other email solution. And finally, we built an open-source email server running a combination of security and management tools to see how well it compared.

We wanted to answer the questions:

  • Is there value to be had from specialist email security services?
  • Should you run your own server?
  • Can you combine your own server with a specialist service?
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DIY Email Security

In this report we compare a major platform with a third-party email security service to see if it’s worth spending extra on security. We worked with both companies but neither wished to be identified in this report. We reported back to them all of the threats that they identified (and missed) and provided them with an opportunity to dispute any mistakes that they identified. This report is the result of that engagement.

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