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IronPort Positioned in Leaders Quadrant in Gartner's E- Mail Security Boundaries Magic Quadrant

IronPort Evaluated Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
Sep 15, 2008

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - September 15, 2008 - IronPort Systems, a leading provider of solutions that protect businesses against spam, viruses and spyware, and now part of Cisco, today announced that Gartner has placed it in the leaders quadrant in the research firm's, "Magic Quadrant for E-Mail Security Boundaries" report.1

"In my opinion, Gartner's analysis of the e-mail security market is confirming what our customers already know: Ease-of-use, unparalleled performance and innovative technology are the key to ensuring the security of their network as e-mail threats and spam increase and evolve in complexity," said Tom Gillis, vice president of marketing at IronPort. "IronPort strives to be a trusted vendor that helps its customers intelligently identify and mitigate e-mail security threats, and I believe our position in the leaders quadrant in the Magic Quadrant is evidence that we are succeeding. We are proud to be recognized with this honor."

Gartner defines the email security market as, "vendors that provide enterprise protection against inbound e-mail threats, and fulfill outbound policy requirements at the SMTP gateway." The IronPort email security appliances are the most sophisticated systems available today. In production at eight of the ten largest ISPs and more than 20 percent of the world's largest enterprises, these systems have a demonstrated record of unparalleled security and reliability. The same code base that powers IronPort's most sophisticated customers is available in all of IronPort's email security appliances, to protect enterprises of all sizes. By reducing the downtime associated with spam, viruses and a wide variety of other threats, these products enable the administration of corporate mail systems and reduce the burden on technical staff.

1 Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for E-Mail Security Boundaries", by Arabella Hallawell and Peter Firstbrook, Publication Date: 11 September 2008

About the Magic Quadrant

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2008 by Gartner, Inc., and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner's analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Leaders" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.