Healthcare Email Security Vendors
We have compiled a list of healthcare email security vendors that provide cloud-delivered email security solutions capable of detecting and blocking threats such as phishing, malware, botnets, and ransomware, and have advanced threat detection capabilities for detecting zero-day malware threats.
Email Security in Healthcare
The healthcare industry is extensively targeted by threat actors seeking sensitive personal and protected health information, proprietary data, and access to healthcare networks for conducting ransomware attacks. Diverse tactics are used to gain a foothold in networks, including brute force attacks to guess weak credentials and the exploitation of vulnerabilities in software and operating systems; however, email is the number one attack vector. More than 90% of cyberattacks start with phishing emails.
Most email security solutions are effective at blocking spam email and known malware threats, but email-based cyberattacks have become more sophisticated. Email security solutions with advanced threat detection capabilities are now required to block these attacks.
Email Security Vendors
Listed below are some of the leading email security vendors that provide cloud-based email security solutions for enterprises and SMBs.
Avanan is a leading email security provider with 60% of its business coming from enterprise clients. The company offers a cloud-based email security solution that features machine learning and advanced AI to identify and block common threats and zero-day attacks. Avanan was one of the first email security vendors to incorporate AI-based detection into cloud security solutions. Avanan Cloud scans emails for threats before they are delivered to inboxes and blocks spam, phishing attacks, ransomware/malware, BEC attacks, and account takeovers. The solution has data loss prevention capabilities and provides security for collaboration apps. Avanan claims its cloud security solution achieves a phishing email catch rate of 99.2%. The product gets a 4.8/5 rating on G2, Capterra, and Gartner Peer Insights.
Barracuda Networks is one of the biggest email security vendors worldwide, with more than 97,000 companies relying on its email security solution, Barracuda Email Security Gateway, to block spam and protect against malware, ransomware, and phishing attacks. The solution is provided as a cloud-connected virtual email security appliance with customizable policies, email continuity, encryption, archiving, advanced threat protection, and outbound filtering with data loss prevention. Additional protection is provided against social engineering, spear phishing, spoofing, and business email compromise attacks through its premium solution, Barracuda Sentinel. Barracuda Email Security Gateway gets a 4.3/5 rating on G2, a 4.5/5 rating on Capterra, and a 4.4/5 rating on Gartner Peer Insights.
Ironscales is an API-driven, cloud-based, self-learning anti-phishing solution that continuously detects and remediates advanced email threats across Office 365, Google Workspace, Microsoft Teams, and Microsoft Exchange environments. The solution is AI-based and uses behavioral analysis, visual scanning, and natural language processing to identify malicious email content such as spear phishing, business email compromise, and social engineering attacks. The platform protects against malware with its Check Point-powered AV controls and is fed threat intelligence from its community of more than 5,000 customers globally, providing instant protection for all users when a community member reports a threat. The platform also includes security awareness training and phishing simulations. Ironscales gets a 4.9/5 rating on G2 and a 4.8/5 rating on Gartner Peer Insights
Mimecast is one of the leading email security vendors and provides an all-in-one cloud platform that includes email security, with optional components for secure messaging, data leak protection, large file transfers, email continuity, and email archiving. The email security solution, Mimecast Secure Email Gateway, includes multi-layered detection engines for identifying phishing, spear phishing, malware, ransomware, and other email threats, with threat intelligence fed into the solution from a large network of worldwide users. The solution includes sandboxing for attachments, URL scanning, and blocks 99% of spam emails with a low false-positive rate. The solution is highly customizable and has self-service tools for end-users to access quarantined messages without filing support tickets. The Mimecast Secure Email Gateway gets a 4.4/5 rating on G2, a 4.3/5 rating on Capterra, and a 4.5/5 rating on Gartner Peer Insights.
Proofpoint is the world’s largest email security vendor and the market leader for email security gateways, providing the Proofpoint Email Protection suite for comprehensive protection for enterprises and Proofpoint Essentials as its SMB offering. Proofpoint Essentials is a cloud-based platform that provides email protection before messages can reach the network, with robust filtering rules to block spam, phishing, malware, and other threats, along with social media protection, email continuity, and email archiving. Security awareness training is also offered by the company. Proofpoint Essentials claims industry-leading efficacy at protecting against malware, imposter email threats are blocked using dynamic classification, with sandboxing for malicious URLs and attachments. The Proofpoint Essentials gets a 4/5 rating on G2, a 4.2/5 rating on Capterra, and a 4.4/5 rating on Gartner Peer Insights.
SpamTitan Cloud from TitanHQ is a 100% cloud-based email security solution, with the company also providing an alternative gateway solution as a virtual appliance. The solution boasts an industry-leading spam catch rate of 99.99% with a low false-positive rate of 0.003%. Dual AV engines block 100% of known malware, with a Bitdefender-powered sandbox for identifying and blocking zero-day malware threats. The solution incorporates machine learning/AI predictive threat detection, outbound scanning with DLP, extensive and detailed quarantine reports, industry-leading customer support, and extensive threat intelligence from more than 650 million users worldwide. The company provides email encryption, email archiving, web filtering, and security awareness training as options. SpamTitan gets a 4.6/5 rating on G2, a 4.6/5 rating on Capterra, and a 4.6/5 rating on Gartner Peer Insights.
Email Security Vendor Price Comparison
It is difficult to provide an accurate email security price comparison since email security vendors often have tiered products with different features and capabilities, with product tiers aimed at enterprises, SMBs, and managed service providers. Listed below is a price guide for comparison purposes based on tiers of email security vendors’ products that are aimed at SMBs, that have broadly comparable features and levels of threat protection.
|Vendor||Product||Cost per user, per month||Annual Price|
|Ironscales||Ironscales Email Protect||$4.00||$12,000|
|Mimecast||Mimecast Secure Email Gateway||$4.50||$13,500|
*Based on June 2021 prices