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CRN’s 2021 Products Of The Year

Wade Tyler Millward, Kyle Alspach

CRN staff compiled the top partner-friendly products that launched over the past year, then turned to solution providers to choose the winners.




Mimecast’s Email Security offering—augmented with Targeted Threat Protection capabilities—brings security at the email perimeter and network, as well as beyond the perimeter. The company’s Secure Email Gateway offers cloud-based protection against malware, spear-phishing spam and zero-day attacks with a combination of applications, policies, detection engines and security intelligence feeds. The company’s Targeted Threat Protection offerings guard against targeted email attacks such as ransomware, impersonation and spear phishing. Capabilities include URL protect (which checks for website security at the time of click); attachment protect (using analytics and sandboxing to block malicious attachments); impersonation protect (which secures against sender and domain spoofing attempts); and browser isolation (enabling users to click on embedded URLs and use the web safely with all phishing attempts and malware blocked).

Subcategory Winner—Revenue and Profit, Technology: Zix Secure Cloud

Key capabilities in the Zix Secure Cloud include automatic email encryption using proven content filters, secure file share and email threat protection using advanced link protection, quarantine, attachment sandboxing and message retraction.

Finalist: Barracuda Total Email Protection

Barracuda Total Email Protection offers prevention of email attacks using email gateway defenses, inbox defense and security awareness training. The solution also provides detection of suspicious email and email threats, as well as automated response and rapid recovery.

Finalist: Check Point Harmony Email & Office

A part of Check Point’s Harmony unified offering to secure internet connections and devices, Check Point Harmony Email & Office provides protection for Office 365 and Google Workspace with capabilities such as blocking of phishing attacks and malware, data loss prevention and prevention of account takeover.

Finalist: Proofpoint Email Security and Protection

Major features in Proofpoint Email Security and Protection including protection against email fraud attack with accurate classification of impostor and phishing emails, malware and spam using machine learning technology. Other capabilities include Advanced BEC Defense to find and stop Business Email Compromise attacks using an AI-driven detection engine.

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