When email has become one of the most affordable and preferred forms of communication, threats like as spam, viruses, phishing scams, and denial-of-service (DoS) attacks to email messages have also increased considerably. Today, companies spend millions of dollars to protect employees’ emails. The major players in this market segment are Microsoft, Google Symantec, McAfee, Websense, and AppRiver.
The messaging security SaaS market is already matured. It includes key vendors including Proofpoint, Barracuda, Cisco, and Trend Micro (News - Alert) that have the brand, technology, product, market, and financial background to make a significant impact.
According to report form Infonetics’ (News - Alert) Messaging Security SaaS Provider Scorecard, Google has topped in messaging security software-as-a-service providers. The company has earned a high overall score of 52 out of 60 in Infonetics’ annual messaging security SaaS scorecard. This report identifies providers’ strengths and weaknesses, and ranks the top messaging security SaaS providers based on criteria critical to determining market leadership and long-term success, including installed base, financial stability, market strategy, service capabilities, brand presence, and security profile
“For the second year in a row, Google tops our worldwide scorecard for messaging security SaaS,” announced Jeff Wilson, principal analyst for security at Infonetics Research (News - Alert). “Google’s financial stability, market strategy, and service capabilities help them maintain a massive lead in subscribers, but their lead isn’t insurmountable. Large security breaches and the lack of a public threat lab and testing information have left Google with limited appeal to very large customers with strong security requirements. This opens the door for other leading vendors like Symantec (News - Alert) and McAfee.”
Other companies like Symantec, McAfee, Microsoft, Websense, and AppRiver are also among the top providers in the messaging security SaaS market.