Secure Email Gateway Vs. Integrated Cloud Email Security (SEG Vs. ICES) – What’s the difference, and which should my business use?

When you think of phishing or any form of internet crime, many believe this is something completely remote to them, only happening to a few select individuals that let their guard down. However, this generally isn’t the case, with 86% of all organizations within the United States having at least one employee that clicked on a phishing link within 2020 alone.

With 86% of businesses potentially being exposed to just one form of cybercrime, it’s essential that business owners understand the importance of email safety, as well as the services available to prevent cyberattacks via email.

In this article, we’ll be outlining two of the main technologies that are built to protect email accounts, SEGs, and ICES. Alongside that, we’ll outline why your business should be worrying about email security, now more than ever. Let’s jump right into it.

What is a Secure Email Gateway?

SEGs are and have been for quite some time, the first line of defense when it comes to email services and cybersecurity. 

As signaled by the meaning of SEG, this is a gateway employed by email services that intend to keep out spam emails, emails that contain viruses or malware, and those that come in

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