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Dec 2016 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # US41943716

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Email Security 2016 Vendor Assessment

Author: Elizabeth Corr

Abstract

This IDC study uses the vendor assessment model called IDC MarketScape, which pulls together a vendor's quantitative and qualitative characteristics to examine each vendor's market potential. The messaging security market is more mature, with most vendors providing standard functionality. This study examined email security integration and adjacent security technologies such as emerging solutions designed to detect targeted attacks. Some security vendors are closely integrating their advanced threat defense portfolio with traditional gateways, network, and endpoint security products. Vendors fared strongly if they could demonstrate fully capable platforms that had complete feature parity and centralized reporting and management capabilities.

"Vendors in the email security market are continuing to transition to cloud and provide hybrid offerings to benefit their customers in their transition to the cloud as well," said Elizabeth Corr, research analyst for IDC's Security Products.

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