World's Leading IT Research Firm Positions Messaging Architects in the Magic Quadrant for Email Security Boundaries

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Messaging Architects, the experts in email lifecycle management and compliance, today announced that M+Guardian has been positioned in the niche players quadrant of Gartner's 2008 Magic Quadrant for Email Security Boundaries.

Messaging Architects, the experts in email lifecycle management and compliance, today announced that M+Guardian has been positioned in the niche players quadrant of Gartner's 2008 Magic Quadrant for Email Security Boundaries. (1) M+Guardian is an extreme email firewall solution that protects organizations' intellectual assets and enforces email usage policies by filtering inbound and outbound messages for security threats, confidential data leaks and sensitive content, and blocking them at the gateway.

"M+Guardian's inclusion in the 2008 Magic Quadrant for Boundary Security confirms that it is a true enterprise-class solution, in my opinion," said Pierre Chamberland, founder and CEO of Messaging Architects. "I believe it also demonstrates that Messaging Architects has the vision and expertise to develop solutions that meet the real world needs of our clients."

Messaging Architects made a strategic decision in 2007 to develop its own email security solution in order to better serve its clients and ensure seamless integration with the company's email lifecycle management platform.

"We listened to the challenges our clients face and carefully evaluated what would best meet their needs, both in the short and long term," said Chamberland. "What came out loud and clear in our conversations is the need to bridge security and compliance gaps that are typical of many of the independent point solutions on the market."

Messaging Architects introduced M+Guardian in 2007 as its own, next generation email security and content filtering solution, and folded it into its M+Platform family in order to provide customers with a comprehensive, yet cost-effective and easy to manage, end-to-end platform for mitigating email security and compliance risks. This summer, Mark Crispin - the inventor of the Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) - also joined Messaging Architect's R&D team to help the company further enhance its offering and complete its vision of superior email infrastructure.

To-date, M+Guardian is being used to secure the mailboxes of hundreds of thousands of users across the government, education, healthcare and corporate sectors, including 5,000 users at Novell as part of a worldwide, enterprise deployment.

M+Guardian can also be combined with M+Archive, Messaging Architects' email archiving and e-discovery solution to manage the lifecycle of emails from the moment a message is sent and received to its end-of-life destruction. Together under the M+Platform, they provide organizations with an email threat prevention and defence solution, whereby M+Guardian protects intellectual property and enforces proper email usage to avert potential lawsuits and regulatory fines, and M+Archive empowers organizations to defend themselves in the event of litigation by producing email records as legal evidence.

M+Guardian is available immediately as a physical appliance or as a virtual server for VMware. It is compatible with all standard email servers, including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Domino and Novell GroupWise. For more information, visit

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

About M+Guardian
M+Guardian is a component of the M+ Email Lifecycle Management platform. It helps organizations move beyond 1st generation point solutions that are complex to manage and expensive to own, towards a far more effective approach to risk management - one that is based on the dual concept of managing both the identity of the user and their role inside the organization. The result is a risk-free Messaging and Collaboration infrastructure that is both robust and secure, and which fully complies with all applicable laws and regulations. Fully integrated with Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes/Domino and Novell GroupWise, the M+ platform delivers risk-free email for over 10 million end-users worldwide.

About Messaging Architects
Founded in 1995, Messaging Architects specializes in email lifecycle management solutions across numerous sectors including government, education, healthcare and corporate. Our software and services provide 100% email uptime and compliance by addressing the need for policy-driven, email risk management (security, content filtering, archiving and e-discovery). Used daily by thousands of enterprise clients worldwide, our solutions are compatible with Novell GroupWise (NOVL), Microsoft Exchange (MSFT) and IBM Lotus Notes/Domino (IBM).

About the Magic Quadrant

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is copyrighted (September 11, 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.


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