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 hardware email security market is more mature, with most vendors providing standard functionality. This study examined hardware 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 gateway, 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.
"Customers focused on a physical appliance deployment method should look for advanced features and functionality available for their product," said Elizabeth Corr, research analyst for IDC's Security Products.
Collaborative applications, Encryption toolkits, Endpoint security, Information protection and control, Messaging security, Network security, Secure content and threat management, Security management, Technology buyer