Gartner (News - Alert), Inc., a large information technology research and advisory company, has recently positioned Mimecast, a supplier of cloud-based email archiving, security and continuity for email hosting solutions Microsoft (News - Alert) Exchange and Office 365, in the Visionaries quadrant of the 2012 “Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateway.”
In this report, Gartner analysts note that, "The secure email gateway market is a mature market and buyers should focus on strategic vendors, data loss prevention capability and encryption.” As part of the Visionaries quadrant, Mimecast has demonstrated a clear understanding of where the market is going and a vision for changing market rules.
The secure email gateway market is defined by solutions that provide enterprise message transfer agent capabilities, offer protection against inbound and outbound e-mail threats and satisfy outbound corporate and regulatory policy requirements.
SEG solutions can be offered in the form of software or appliances that go on customer premises, hosted solutions that reside in solution providers' data centers, multitenancy Software-as-a-Service that exists in multiple data centers around the globe, or a combination of these.
"Being placed in the Visionaries quadrant by Gartner is validation of Mimecast's determination to innovate in a space that has become highly commoditized," said Peter Bauer, CEO of Mimecast, in a statement. "We have a comprehensive, multi-year roadmap for this technology and we believe that email gateways should be about a whole lot more than anti-spam and anti-virus. Email is showing signs of evolution and adaptation in the face of new collaborative preferences and email gateways should be a key part of this evolution."
In related news, TMC recently reported that Mimecast has extended its partner program to North America, which is designed to provide U.S. partners with the full support needed to successfully integrate Mimecast cloud solutions within their offerings.
Want to learn more about the latest in communications and technology? Then be sure to attend ITEXPO West 2012, taking place Oct. 2-5, in Austin, TX. Stay in touch with everything happening at ITEXPO (News - Alert). Follow us on Twitter.
Edited by Jamie Epstein