This IDC study examines software-on-premise email security solutions. 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 software-on-premise 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 looking for software-on-premise email security products should focus on getting advanced techniques and features on this traditional software-on-premise platform," said Elizabeth Corr, research analyst for IDC's Security Products group.