SOURCE: IronPort Systems

December 18, 2007 09:09 ET

IronPort Positioned in Leaders Quadrant for 2007 Email Encryption Magic Quadrant

SAN BRUNO, CA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2007) - IronPort Systems, a Cisco business unit and a leading provider of enterprise spam, virus and spyware protection, today announced that the Company has been positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Email Encryption(1). Gartner defines leaders as performing well today, having a clear vision of market direction and actively building competencies to sustain their leadership position in the market.

"IronPort is thrilled and pleased to be positioned in the Leaders Quadrant for Email Encryption," said Tom Gillis, Vice President of Marketing for IronPort Systems. "IronPort PXE encryption technology satisfies compliance requirements while providing the opportunity to extend into areas that can add tangible business value. IronPort provides the only email encryption technology that combines universal accessibility with ease-of-use, and is proven in mission-critical deployments of up to 30 million recipients."

IronPort PXE™ encryption technology combines with the next-generation compliance filters of the IronPort C-Series™ email security appliances to fulfill HIPAA, SOX, GLB and other regulatory requirements for auditable, policy-driven email encryption. The nature of IronPort's email encryption solution ensures that users can send and receive encrypted messages without any IT intervention. Recipients of secure messages do not need to install any proprietary software in order to decrypt and open secure messages, regardless of which mail client they use. And unlike legacy public-key based encryption schemes, there is no need to pre-exchange encryption keys before sending messages, making this an ideal encryption solution for ad-hoc business-to-business or business-to-consumer email.

About The Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2007 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 IronPort Systems

IronPort Systems, headquartered in San Bruno, California, is a business unit of Cisco Systems, Inc. IronPort Systems is the leading provider of anti-spam, anti-virus and anti-spyware appliances for organizations ranging from small businesses to the Global 2000. IronPort appliances utilize SenderBase®, the world's largest email and Web threat detection network and database. IronPort products are innovative and easy-to-use -- providing breakthrough performance and playing a mission-critical role in a company's network infrastructure. To learn more about IronPort Systems products and services, please visit:

(1) Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Email Encryption, 2007," by Eric Ouellet, Arabella Hallawell, November 8, 2007

Copyright © 2007 Cisco IronPort Systems, LLC All rights reserved. IronPort, the IronPort logo and SenderBase are registered trademarks of Cisco IronPort Systems, LLC. All other trademarks are the property of Cisco IronPort Systems, LLC or their respective owners. While every effort is made to ensure the information given is accurate, IronPort does not accept liability for any errors or mistakes which may arise. Specifications and other information in this document may be subject to change without notice.

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