Paying for redundant services never makes sense, especially in times of economic uncertainty. Yet for years, many organizations have been unknowingly doing just that with email security.
As cloud email providers like Microsoft Office 365 and Google Gmail continue to expand their portfolios, Secure Email Gateways (SEGs), once the de facto standard for email security, are now redundant. With an 80 percent overlap in baseline functionality between email providers and SEGs, and new solutions with superior security, SEGs no longer have a place in CISOs’ security stack.
In an effort to differentiate themselves, SEGs (which include Proofpoint Email Protection, Symantec Email Security.cloud, Cisco Email Security, Mimecast SEG and others), have in recent years pivoted to focus on advanced threat protection. Yet they have proven unable to keep up with modern threats in your cloud-forward, connected environments. From missing over 30 percent of phishing campaigns to the inability to scale on-demand, SEGs remain tied to their spam detection and hardware roots.
This begs the questions: Is it time to part with unnecessary, ineffective SEGs? Is it time to stop paying for redundant and subpar services that require endless tuning?
The answer is: Absolutely! Here are the three reasons organizations should replace their SEG, and advance to next-generation, cloud-native email security.