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click here to see the survey Requirements & Definitions


  Email Security Payload Protection Advanced Features Innovation Solution
Requirements & Definitions Connection Security Enforcement, Inbound; DMARC, SPF, DKIM, Cloud Fraud Analysis Inbound anti-Fraud; Reverse lookup, Fake domain, Lookalikes, Domain Authentication Anti-malware In-Message User Alerting Link Rewrite Secure Email Delivery (encryption) DLP User Awareness Training/ Phish Simulation ATO Detection & Lockdown User Behavior AI/ ML NLP Blockchain Architecture Differentiators Price
Red Sift ONINBOX

updated: 3/18/21
Partial
Support
Full
Support
Advanced
  Full
Support
Partial
Support
    Partial
Support
  Full
Support
NLP Cloud SaaS API +Scan for malicious links
+Lookalike detection
+Supply chain data
+Tracker detection and removal
+Historical scanning for trust
+Contextual banner
£4 per user per month
Graphus

updated: 1/21/21
Full
Support
Advanced
Full
Support
Advanced
Full
Support
Full
Support
Partial
Support
Roadmap for H2 21 Full
Support
Partial
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Cloud SaaS API
Inky

updated: 1/12/21
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Roadmap for Q2 21 Partial
Support
Partial
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Cloud SaaS API +Confusable and 0 font text detection
+Text direction deception
+Fake attachments
+ATO prevention
+Stylometry
+Computervision
Pricing is per user and dependent on seat count—Enterprise pricing available
GreatHorn

updated: 1/8/21
Full
Support
Advanced
Full
Support
Advanced
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Partial
Support
Full
Support
Advanced
Full
Support
Full
Support
Cloud SaaS API +Fact-based policy engine
+ML/ AI and community threat intelligence to identify areas of risk
+Layered controls - users to identify and mitigate risks +Prevent ATO using keystroke biometrics
+Can mix Google Workspace and Office365 in the same dashboard MSP support
Enterprise pricing available
Avanan

updated: 12/24/20
Full
Support
Advanced
Full
Support
Advanced
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Advanced
Partial
Support
Full
Support
Advanced
Full
Support
Full
Support
Cloud API SaaS +Search & Destroy
+IR services
+No MX Change
+Advanced Workflows
+VIP User Discovery
$8/user/month
avanan.com/pricing
BitDam

updated: 12/16/20
Full
Support
Full
Support
    Partial
Support
Partial
Support
Cloud API SaaS
PerceptionPoint

updated: 12/15/20
Full
Support
Advanced
Full
Support
Advanced
Full
Support
  Full
Support
      Partial
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Cloud API SaaS,
Hosted Gateway IaaS,
On-Prem gateway
+Lightning fast scanning speed
+Full (100%) dynamic scanning
+Scale agnostic
+Deterministic approach
+Scans Pre Delivery
+Cross Platform Threat Prevention
+Assisted Mitigation & Incident Response 
$6/user/month
Enterprise pricing is based on a dynamic pricing model 
LIBRAESVA ESG

updated: 12/10/20
Full
Support
Advanced
Full
Support
Advanced
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Partial
Support
  Partial
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Hosted Gateway IaaS,
Managed,
On-prem
+Whaling Protection
+True  SEG
+Detailed Threat Remediation
+URL Sandbox
+Adaptive Trust Engine
+Esvalabs
Flexible pricing monthly/ yearly 
IRONSCALES

updated: 12/9/20
Partial
Support
Partial
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support 
Full
Support
    Full
Support
Q1 2021  Full
Support
Full
Support
Cloud API SaaS +Advanced Malware/URL protection
+BEC Protection
+Credential Theft Protection (Computer Vision)
+AI Incident Response
+Collaborative Threat Hunting
+Virtual security Analyst
+Simulation and Training
$7/user/month
ironscales.com/pricing/
Microsoft 365 ATP, EOP Full
Support
Partial
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
      Cloud API SaaS,
Hosted Gateway IaaS,
Hybrid,
On-prem
  Cloud: $20/user/month
Cisco Cloud Inbox Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
  Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
    Cloud API SaaS,
Hosted Gateway IaaS,
Hybrid,
On-prem
   
Agari Partial
Support
Partial
Support
          Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Cloud API SaaS,
Hosted Gateway IaaS
   
Proofpoint Essentials Partial
Support
Partial
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
  Cloud API SaaS,
Hosted Gateway IaaS
   
Valimail Partial
Support
Partial
Support
                  Cloud API SaaS    
Cofense Partial
Support
Partial
Support
          Full
Support
      Cloud API SaaS, Managed    
Forcepoint Email Security Partial
Support
Partial
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
    Partial
Support
Partial
Support
Hosted gateway IaaS, Hybrid, On-prem    
Mimecast Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
  Full
Support
Cloud SaaS,
Hosted Gateway IaaS
   
Trend Micro Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Cloud SaaS,
Hosted Gateway IaaS,
hybrid,
On-prem
   
Sophos Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
  Full
Support
    Full
Support
  Full
Support
Full
Support
Cloud API SaaS    
Vade Secure Partial
Support
Partial
Support
Full
Support
  Full
Support
        Full
Support
Full
Support
Cloud API SaaS    
Clearswift Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
  Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
    Full
Support
Full
Support
Cloud API SaaS,
Hosted Gateway IaaS
**Data redaction, Secure email delivery, OCR  
Fortinet Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
  Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Cloud Saas,
Hosted Gateway IaaS
SolarWinds Partial
Support
Partial
Support
Full
Support
            Full
Support
Full
Support
Hosted Gateway IaaS Heavy focus on MSP delivery, Email archive & storage  
Comodo Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
  Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
      Full
Support
Hosted Gateway IaaS MSP, SEG-aaS, Archive & backup  
Broadcom/ Symantec email security.cloud Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Cloud API SaaS, Hosted Gateway IaaS, On-prem gateway    
Barracuda Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
  Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Cloud API SaaS, Hosted Gateway IaaS,
On-prem gateway
   
G Suite Google Workspace Full
Support
Partial
Support
Full
Support
  Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
        Cloud API SaaS,
Hosted Gateway IaaS
  Cloud: $18/user/ month
Hornet
Security
Partial
Support
Partial
Support
Full
Support
  Full
Support
        Full
Support
Full
Support
    $5/user/month
Sonic Wall Full
Support
  Full
Support
  Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
  Full
Support
Full
Support
  Cloud API SaaS,
Hosted Gateway IaaS,
On-prem
   
Area 1 security     Full
Support
    Full
Support
  Full
Support
    Full
Support
Cloud SaaS API    
Fireeye Email Security Cloud Full
Support
Partial
Support
Full
Support
  Full
Support
  Full
Support
        Cloud SaaS API, Hosted Gateway IaaS    
Vircom Full
Support
  Full
Support
  Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
      Full
Support
Cloud API SaaS,
 On-Prem
   
SendGrid Partial
Support
Partial
Support
Partial
Support
      Full
Support
    Full
Support
Full
Support
API    
Cyren Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
  Full
Support
        Full
Support
  Cloud SaaS API, Hosted Gateway IaaS    
Totemo     Full
Support
    Full
Support
      Full
Support
Full
Support
On-prem or Cloud or Hybrid    
Retarus Full
Support
Partial
Support
Full
Support
    Full
Support
      Full
Support
  Cloud based (MX)    
CensorNet Full
Support
Partial
Support
Full
Support
    Full
Support
Partial
Support
    Full
Support
  Cloud based (MX)    
Cellopoint Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
    Full
Support
      Full
Support
  Hosted Gateway IaaS,
On-prem
   
Spam Titan   Partial
Support
Full
Support
                On-prem or cloud gateway    
Abnormal Security                   Full
Support
NLP Cloud API SaaS    
ArmorBlox             Full
Support
  Full
Support
Full
Support
Full
Support
Cloud API SaaS    
Appriver Full
Support
Full
Support
  Full
Support
  Full
Support
          Cloud API SaaS,
Hosted Gateway IaaS
   





Requirements & definitions
Connection security enforcement, Inbound; DMARC, SPF, DKIM, Fraud Analysis

Full Support: Connection security enforcement for DMARC, SPF, DKIM performed at the time-of-delivery by an email gateway. These gateways can be virtual (SaaS), hosted (IaaS), and on-prem. If a non-gateway solution enforces DMARC, SPF, and DKIM before delivery, it may also be considered "full support".

Full Support Advanced: Provides the features of full support +AI/ML to enhance DMARC, SPF, and DKIM protections reputationally or behaviorally.

Partial Support: DMARC, SPF, DKIM, fraud analysis validation is performed after delivery rather than connection-level enforcement..

Answers the question: Answers the question: Does the vendor provide DMARC, SPF, DKIM protections?
Inbound anti-Fraud; reverse lookup, fake domain, lookalikes, domain authentication

Full Support: Connection security enforcement for reverse look-ups/ fake & look-alike domains, and internal authentication. Solution enforces these inbound rules by removing the email from the inbox.

Full Support: Advanced: Provides the features of full support +AI/ML to enhance DNS reverse look-ups/ fake & look-alike domains, and internal authentication protections reputationally or behaviorally

Partial support: Connection security notification for reverse look-ups/ fake & look-alike domains, and internal authentication.

Answers the question: Does the vendor provide DNS reverse look-ups/ fake & look-alike domains, and internal authentication protections?
Anti-malware

Full Support: This product claims it can stop inbound virus and malware email threats in the body or attachment.



In Message User Alerting

Full Support: This product alerts users to suspicious emails in the body of the message.



Link rewrite

Full Support: Intercepts and re-writes any links in email and performs time of click analysis of the link destination.

Partial Support: Intercepts and rewrites some (not all) email links OR scans email links when the email is received but not when clicked.



Secure Email delivery (encryption)

Full Support: Provides secure email delivery; by storing the email in cloud infrastructure for secure email retrieval leveraging PKI. The ability to see if the email was accessed as well as the ability to revoke email access is required for full support.



DLP

Full Support: API based mailbox scanning providing real time DLP (Data Loss Prevention) controls as well as historical DLP reports that will help prevent data build-up (helps with ATO risk management)

Full Support Advanced: +OCR, +AI/ML for policies and detection

Partial Support: leverages regex to scan email as accessed



User Awareness Training/ Phish simulation

Full Support: ability to run phish simulations, ability to provide pre-packaged end user email security training

Partial Support: No phish simulation but provides an end user notifications by re-writing links in spam, when the user clicks a link they are redirected to training



ATO Detection & Lockdown

Full Support: Detects and prevents ATO (Account Take Over) by limiting mass downloads or by leveraging user behavior for ATO detection.

Full Support Advanced: Has native AI/ML, MFA, and advanced DLP capabilities working together to prevent ATO

Partial support: can detect but not prevent ATO, only notifies



User Behavior

Full support: Vendor leverages user behavioral analysis and is able to detect anomalies in its email security feature-set


AI/ ML NLP blockchain

Full support: Vendor leverages AI/ ML, NLP, and or blockchain analysis and is able to detect anomalies in its email security feature-set


Architecture

Cloud API SaaS: Email security as a service that bolts onto your existing email solution via API integration. this architecture usually carries advanced capabilities that leverage cloud based AI/ML, and behavioral analysis

Hosted Gateway IaaS: Email security gateway hosted as a service in the cloud

On-Prem Gateway: Email security gateway installed on-premise in your org.

Hybrid: a mix of cloud and on-prem architectures that work together

Managed: The vendor provides complete management, has SLA's


 
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