EdgeWave Messaging Security Suite: Hosted Security for MSPs
Edgewave, a year after acquiring Red Condor, has released a hosted email protection suite that leverages the acquisition. Edgewave, based in San Diego, Califg., focuses on secure content management (SCM) for mid-market customers and managed services providers (MSPs). The new solution combines Red Condor’s email security platform – which Edgewave rebranded as Messaging Security Suite – with its redesigned archiving service, along with three newly-developed services.
Those three services include:
- A Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution that the company released in April 2011.
- Continuity services that EdgeWave released this August.
- An encryption solution that is currently in beta and is expected to be released during Q4 of 2011.
The Result? The EdgeWave Messaging Security Suite, a hosted platform that EdgeWave says protects users against internal and external email threats. The new solution is part of EdgeWave’s larger rebranding process that began in January 2011 when the company changed its name from St. Bernard Software to EdgeWave. EdgeWave Director of Product Management Ron Kaplan explained the rebranding effort in a prepared statement: “We renamed the company after the [Red Condor] acquisition to rebrand the company not only for Red Condor, but in terms of the overall strategy of the company as a managed services provider.”
Don’t expect EdgeWave to stop here. The company is developing more services, “for email and beyond email,” according to Kaplan, as the managed services market continues to tilt in favor of companies offering more functionality.
Still, Edgewave will face plenty of competition as it promotes hosted security to MSPs. VAR Dynamics and MXSweep recently partnered to promote an email security solution to MSPs; also, Exchange Defender (from Own Web Now), Reflexion and Spam Soap are well-known email security services within the managed IT services market.