SOURCE: MailFrontier

July 01, 2005 08:00 ET

MailFrontier Positioned in Analyst Firm's E-Mail Security Boundary Magic Quadrant

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 1, 2005 -- MailFrontier™, the leader in email security, today announced that Gartner, a leading technology research and advisory firm, positioned MailFrontier in the visionary quadrant of its E-Mail Security Boundary Magic Quadrant for 1H 2005 (as published on June 30, 2005)(1). In a market with hundreds of vendors, Gartner identified only 21 companies to be included in this Magic Quadrant analysis, with only three vendors appearing in the Visionary quadrant.

Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant positions vendors in a particular market segment based on their vision and ability to execute that vision. Vendors identified as "Visionaries" have a clear vision of market direction and are focused on preparing for that, but they can still improve in terms of optimizing service delivery.

In the report, Gartner recommends that, "Companies should evaluate e-mail security boundary solutions through a broader lens. Companies should pay particular attention to the architecture and mechanisms for efficiently and accurately blocking or slowing e-mail from bad sources, low administrative overhead of the solution, e-mail intrusion prevention and value-added AV capabilities." MailFrontier agrees with these recommendations and offers customers products that provide protection against all inbound and outbound e-mail threats with minimal administrative time required.

To be included in the Visionary quadrant, vendors were evaluated on inbound e-mail security threat management capabilities including spam management, solution management and reporting, value-added AV investments, e-mail threat research, and solution delivery models. Also taken into consideration were outbound e-mail security threat management capabilities including outbound content filtering and e-mail encryption.

MailFrontier was one of the first in the industry to introduce a tightly integrated anti-spam, anti-virus, anti-phishing and policy management enterprise software suite, providing a comprehensive messaging security solution. MailFrontier solutions provide powerful protection without complexity, making email security easy for IT organizations. MailFrontier Gateway™ is widely recognized as the easiest solution to deploy and administer.

"In today's crowded email security market, companies must rely on the leading visionaries for effective technologies to curb the continually evolving email threat vectors," said Anne Bonaparte, president and CEO of MailFrontier. "We believe Gartner's recognition of MailFrontier in the visionary quadrant confirms our continued commitment to delivering comprehensive email security solutions to customers today that protect against the threats of tomorrow."

About the Gartner Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2005 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About MailFrontier

MailFrontier is the leading provider of email security solutions that protect organizations against threats such as spam and viruses, provide control for content compliance and enable consolidation of email infrastructure. The MailFrontier platform provides power without complexity. The company has more than 1,300 enterprise customers, including HealthEast Care System, Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc., Monrovia Growers, Pier 1 Imports, San Francisco Giants and Wyndham International. Founded in 2002, MailFrontier is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. For additional information, go to

(1)"Magic Quadrant for E-Mail Security Boundary, 1H05," Arabella Hallawell, June 30, 2005.

MailFrontier and MailFrontier Gateway are trademarks of MailFrontier, Inc. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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