September 18, 2008 10:07 ET

MessageLabs Positioned in "Leaders" Quadrant in E-mail Security Boundary Magic Quadrant by Leading Industry Research Firm

Report evaluates completeness of vision and ability to execute

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2008) - MessageLabs, a leading provider of integrated messaging and web security services to businesses worldwide, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned the company in the "Leaders" quadrant in the just-issued Magic Quadrant for E-mail Security Boundaries, 2008(1) report. The report evaluated twenty providers of enterprise email security solutions.

"Leaders are vendors that are performing well, have a clear vision of market direction and are actively building competencies to sustain their leadership positions in the market. Companies in this quadrant offer a comprehensive and proficient range of e-mail security functionality, and show evidence of superior vision and execution for current and anticipated customer requirements. Leaders typically have relatively high market share and/or strong revenue growth, own a good portion of their threat or content-filtering capabilities, and demonstrate positive customer feedback for anti-spam efficacy, and related service and support," according to Gartner, the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry.

"We consider our position in the 'Leaders' quadrant further confirmation of MessageLabs mission to deliver industry-leading protection for messaging threats across email, web and IM," said Adrian Chamberlain, Chief Executive Officer of MessageLabs. "As more organizations worldwide continue to embrace 'software as a service' security solutions to reduce management and administration requirements while delivering greater performance, we believe MessageLabs is well positioned to maintain and grow its market share."

Gartner describes the email security market as "rapidly maturing, yet continuing to show strong growth and remaining a 'must have' security purchase." Gartner suggests that "spam filtering effectiveness, the quality and flexibility of the management console, and reporting options should dominate buying criteria" for clients.

MessageLabs recently closed another strong year of growth and continued global expansion. The company announced preliminary unaudited figures for its fiscal year ending 31 July, 2008 of $145 million in revenue and EBIT of $11.2 million furthering its market leadership and demonstrating the continued adoption of Software as a Service for messaging security.

To obtain a complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for E-mail Security Boundaries, 2008 Report, please visit

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

About MessageLabs

MessageLabs is a leading provider of integrated messaging and web security services, with over 19,000 clients ranging from small business to the Fortune 500 located in more than 86 countries. MessageLabs provides a range of managed security services to protect, control, encrypt and archive communications across Email, Web and Instant Messaging.

These services are delivered by MessageLabs globally distributed infrastructure and supported 24/7 by security experts. This provides a convenient and cost-effective solution for managing and reducing risk and providing certainty in the exchange of business information. For more information, please visit

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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