SOURCE: Marshal

September 18, 2008 09:01 ET

Marshal Positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant in E-Mail Security Boundaries 2008 Report

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2008) - Integrated email and Internet content security provider Marshal announced today that it is positioned in the Visionaries Quadrant in Gartner, Inc.'s Magic Quadrant for E-Mail Security Boundaries report.(1) The report evaluated 20 companies.

"We are pleased to be included in the Visionaries Quadrant," said Ed Macnair, Marshal CEO. "We believe the placement is indicative of our clear vision of the market and our strategic direction regarding our best-of-breed MailMarshal product portfolio."

MailMarshal SMTP is an award-winning email security solution that unifies email threat protection, content security, policy enforcement, compliance and data leakage prevention into a highly scalable, flexible, easy-to-manage solution. It acts as an email gateway, powered by an unrivalled Defense-in-Depth Anti-Spam Engine, filtering all incoming and outgoing email at the perimeter.

"MailMarshal consistently delivers 99.5% anti-spam detection straight out of the box, with no tweaking. Customers old and new, and returning customers, rave about MailMarshal's spam filtering effectiveness and data leakage prevention," said Macnair.

"Deep content filtering is built-in and integrated into MailMarshal, giving customers anti-spam and anti-malware protection plus compliance and comprehensive data leakage prevention. Our inbound and outbound functionality, our comprehensive and flexible dictionary support, and our advanced email encryption capabilities are all impressive strengths," he continued.

MailMarshal is currently available in three delivery models: software, appliance and SaaS. A virtual appliance will be announced by year-end.

--  MailMarshal e10000 is a "best of both worlds" email security appliance
    that combines the ease of installation and low administration overhead of
    an appliance with the flexibility, scalability and depth of functionality
    of the MailMarshal SMTP software.
    
--  MailMarshal Service Provider Edition is a business enablement solution
    for Managed Service Providers and Internet Service Providers, allowing them
    to offer hosted email content security services to any size business and
    SOHO customers. It combines email filtering, anti-spam, anti-virus, anti-
    pornography, anti-phishing, policy compliance, email archiving and
    reporting into a centrally managed, highly scalable architecture.
    
--  MailMarshal for Exchange is a powerful, feature-rich internal email
    filtering solution for Microsoft Exchange Server. It monitors and controls
    internal office email content that travels within a company to ensure a
    safe, productive working environment and compliance with acceptable use
    policies.
    
--  MailMarshal Secure Email Server is a dedicated, policy-based secure
    email solution that provides encryption, digital signing and deep content
    inspection of inbound and outbound email messages. It operates with any
    email gateway that can recognize S/MIME encrypted email, and automatically
    updates contact details and secure certificate credentials for encryption
    contact via a centralized server.
    

Macnair further commented, "Marshal remains ahead of the market with our initial and primary focus on information security, not simply spam, and with our TRACE (Threat Research and Content Engineering) security analysts who constantly monitor and respond to Internet security threats."

TRACE services are provided as part of standard product maintenance that includes updates to Marshal's unique, proprietary anti-spam technology, SpamCensor. TRACE analyzes spam, phishing and Internet security trends and provides frequent automated updates to Marshal customers. It also provides "Zero Day" security protection against new email and virus exploits the day they emerge. The TRACE website is located at www.marshal.com/trace.

Macnair said, "Our roadmap remains squarely focused on meeting emerging customer needs. Look to Marshal in the near future for a virtual appliance and a host of innovations that will be announced at a later time."

(1) Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for E-Mail Security Boundaries" by Arabella Hallawell and Peter Firstbrook, Sept. 11, 2008.

About Marshal

Marshal is a global leader in content security across multiple protocols, enabling organizations to secure their IT environment, protect against threats and comply with corporate governance needs. Marshal provides customers with a complete portfolio of policy-driven email and Internet solutions that integrate content filtering, compliance, secure messaging and archiving. Forty percent of the Global Fortune 500 companies use Marshal security solutions to secure their corporate messaging networks and Web access against internal abuse and external threats such as viruses, spam and malicious code. More than 7 million users in over 18,000 companies worldwide use Marshal solutions to protect their networks, employees, business assets and corporate reputation and to comply with corporate governance legislation requirements.

Marshal's Americas headquarters is in Atlanta, Georgia, with corporate headquarters in London (UK) and offices in Auckland (New Zealand), Houston (USA), Johannesburg (South Africa), Munich (Germany), Paris (France) and Sydney (Australia). More information is available at www.marshal.com.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 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.

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