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The 2021 Tech Innovator Awards

Kyle Alspach

From among 373 applicants, CRN staff selected products spanning the IT industry—including in cloud, infrastructure, security, software and devices—that offer both strong differentiation and major partner opportunities.

Email Security


Mimecast CyberGraph

The Mimecast CyberGraph solution uses AI to detect impersonation and phishing attempts and prevent attacks from being successful. The solution, which is an add-on for the Mimecast Secure Email Gateway, works by creating an identity graph that stores information about sender and recipient relationships, allowing for detection of anomalies. Other key capabilities include blocking embedded trackers in emails; mask of the location of the email recipient; prevention of the threat actor’s attempts to understand the level of engagement with the malicious email; and dynamic warning banners that empower users to see if an email is potentially malicious or safe.


Area 1 Horizon

With Area 1 Horizon, Area 1 Security offers email protection that is cloud-native and scalable to meet the needs of organizations of any size. The solution offers preemptive email security—identifying attacks well before they are weaponized—and brings capabilities for halting advanced attacks such as phishing, ransomware and business email compromise.

Cofense Protect MSP

Using computer vision, AI and real-world phishing simulations, Cofense Protect MSP delivers rapid detection of phishing attacks. The solution is designed for MSPs and provides fast SMB customer onboarding and activation, as well as minimal management requirements.

Proofpoint Threat Protection Platform

Along with detection and blocking for a variety of email threats—including fraud, ransomware, phishing and advanced malware—the Proofpoint Threat Protection Platform provides insights and capabilities for protecting Very Attacked People with an organization. The solution offers proactive controls for protecting those individuals, including with isolation policies and awareness training.

Trustifi Cyber Security Solutions

Recent updates to Trustifi’s Cyber Security Solutions portfolio have included new sensitivity detection tools, retroactive email scans and additional enhancements to optical character recognition scanning—enabling scans of up to 1,000 past emails per inbox. Other key features include the ability to host encrypted messages on a proprietary cloud platform, allowing for editing and recalling of messages.

Vade for M365

A threat detection and response solution for Microsoft 365, Vade for M365 is aimed at MSPs and integrated with Microsoft 365 via an API. The solution scans emails using machine-learning and deep-learning technologies—blocking attacks such as ransomware, phishing, spear phishing and malware.

Kyle Alspach

Kyle Alspach is a Senior Editor at CRN focused on cybersecurity. His coverage spans news, analysis and deep dives on the cybersecurity industry, with a focus on fast-growing segments such as cloud security, application security and identity security.  He can be reached at

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