Gartner: Market Guide for Email Security 2020

According to Gartner, “dramatic increases in the volume and success of phishing attacks and migration to cloud email require a reevaluation of email security controls and processes”.

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“Despite the Growth in more targeted attacks through other vectors, email is still the most common channel for opportunistic and targeted attacks, as well as a significant source of data loss.”


Gartner’s Key Findings

  • Enterprises need to address business email compromise
  • Leverage artificial intelligence
  • Use multi-factor authentication
  • Optimize your email security system
  • Don’t leave gaps in your email
  • Invest in security awareness training & resilient business processes
  • Integrate email security with the rest of your security ecosystem



Only a few vendors innovate their products at a pace that is similar to the attackers"


Gartner, Market Guide for Email Security, Mark Harris, Peter Firsbrook, Ravisha Chugh, 8 September 2020. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or services depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implies, with respect of this research, including any warranties of merchantability of fitness of particular purpose.

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