What is an email security / communication systems solution?

This solution should be responsible for preventing any unauthorized entity wishing to intercept electronic communications from being able to access information in an intelligible way. Efficiency, streamlining, and compliance should be key.

It typically involves a combination of technologies, policies, and best practices to detect, prevent, and respond to email-based attacks:

  • Spam filters
  • Anti-virus software
  • Email, messaging or video encryption
  • Access control

Overall, an email or digital communications security solution is an essential component of any organization’s security strategy, as email remains one of the most common and effective attack vectors used by cybercriminals to target individuals and organizations.

Previous recognition for email / communication systems security solutions

For a broader understanding of this Cloud Security Awards category, we have gathered examples from previous winners, finalists, and shortlistees which impressed the judging team with their innovative email and communication systems security solutions.

Shortlistee of The Cloud Awards 2016-2017 for the Security Innovation of the Year

To defend against email-based threats, such as spam, phishing, malware, and ransomware, Trend Micro Email Security offers a variety of features and capabilities.

Many email systems, such as Google Workspace, Microsoft Office 365, and Microsoft Exchange, are compatible with Trend Micro Email Security.

Additionally, it offers centralized management and monitoring features that enable administrators to keep an eye on and control email security throughout their company.

Shortlistee of The Cloud Awards 2015-2016 for the Security Innovation of the Year

Mimecast’s Email Security 3.0 platform includes a variety of features and capabilities to protect against email-based threats.

To find and mitigate threats including spam, phishing, malware, and ransomware, Mimecast combines methodologies that are behavior-based, signature-based, and sandbox-based.

The DLP capabilities of Mimecast aid in preventing the email transmission of sensitive information. Sensitive data-containing messages are either blocked or encrypted using advanced content scanning and policy enforcement.

A strong entry for Best Email Security / Communication Systems Solution category should have:

  • Clear, identifiable reasoning as to how the solution secures communication
  • If available, any supplementary materials including but not limited to customer testimonials or case studies to demonstrate the solution’s results, effectiveness, and how it works
  • Clearly highlighted in the application any innovative features based on cloud technologies, where applicable.

The top candidates must be able to combine confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

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• Select the rights awards program and category/ies
• Submit according to the deadline
• Include all supplementary materials on your application

Next Steps to Enter The Cloud Security Awards Awards

To enter this Cloud Security Awards category, or any other category in The Cloud Security Awards, please follow these three simple steps:

  • Download the entry form. Open up the ‘Cloud Security Awards Simple Form’ document.
  • Complete your form. You only need to complete the form once, even if entering multiple Cloud Security Awards categories.
  • Submit your entry. Head to the ‘Submit Now’ section on our website, select ‘The Cloud Security Awards’ and the category/categories you are entering from the list, upload your form and any other materials you would like the judges to review, and process your fees.

The Cloud Security Awards is a program from The Cloud Awards. Since 2011, we’ve been helping organizations across the globe gain the recognition they deserve for market-leading innovation in the cloud computing and software sectors.

For a detailed breakdown of all the benefits you receive as an awards entrant as either a shortlistee, finalist or ultimate winner, please see our “Why Enter?” page. The many benefits are replicated across all international awards programs. If you have any questions about this category, please contact us.