Forrester names Microsoft a Leader in the 2021 Enterprise Email Security Wave

Today, organizations face an evolving threat landscape and an exponentially increasing attack surface. Email represents the primary attack vector for cybercrime, and security teams are in search of efficient and cost-effective means to minimize the risk of these threats and the impact they have on organizational productivity and innovation.

We are proud to announce today that Microsoft is positioned as a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2021¹, receiving among the highest scores in the strategy category. The Forrester Wave report evaluates enterprise email security solutions and provides a detailed overview of the current offering, strategy, and market presence of these vendors. From the report, “Forrester’s 2021 Wave evaluation of the email security market revealed that secure email gateways (SEGs) are slowly becoming dinosaurs as customers turn to the native security capabilities of cloud email infrastructure providers”. Microsoft Defender for Office 365 received the highest possible score in the incident response, threat intelligence, and endpoint and endpoint detection and response (EDR) solutions integration criteria, as well as in the product strategy, customer success, and performance and operations criteria.

The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2021

For us at Microsoft, being recognized as a leader is a testament to our ongoing commitments to innovate and improve in this space. Over the last few years, we’ve worked to build a solution our customers love, and today’s news is just the latest validation of the work we’ve done and the feedback we’ve been hearing from customers who love our solution.

Microsoft offers best-of-breed email and collaboration security capabilities that play a pivotal role in our industry-leading extended detection and response (XDR) solution, Microsoft 365 Defender. Together, Microsoft Defender for Office 365 and Microsoft 365 Defender help customers reduce gaps in coverage by trading disparate point solutions for comprehensive coverage. As customers face attacks that increasingly surface across multiple domains, Microsoft 365 Defender looks across these domains to understand the entire chain of events, identifies affected assets, like users, endpoints, mailboxes, and applications, and auto-heals them back to a safe state.

We will continue to innovate in this space as we build a best-of-breed and best-in-suite solution that offers the best protection, experiences, and value to our customers.

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¹The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2021, Joseph Blankenship, May 6, 2021.

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