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TECH BUYER Dec 2016 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # US41944016

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Software-as-a-Service Email Security 2016 Vendor Assessment

By: Elizabeth Corr

Abstract

This IDC study examines email security integration and adjacent security technologies, such as emerging solutions designed to detect targeted attacks. 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. Some security vendors are closely integrating their advanced threat defense portfolio with traditional gateways and 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 looking for a SaaS product should look for strong feature sets and the ability to work with new and legacy email systems," said Elizabeth Corr, research analyst for IDC's Security Products.


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