What’s a SEG?


Secure email gateways—AKA email gateways or email security solutions—are the most common type of perimeter technology used to stop phish from reaching the inbox.
Unlike firewalls and other security technologies, SEGs receive no regulatory or compliance oversight. That’s right, SEGs get zero validation testing against the problem they’re meant to solve—phishing, the #1 global cyber-threat. 
In 2019, ICSA Labs tested and accredited 22 firewalls. But in recent years, only two SEGs have been tested, both in 2016. In fact, Gartner has retired its SEG Magic Quadrant.




 
















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