We’ve just heard about Mailprotector, an in-the-cloud email threat control service. Main features are:
- Spam control
- Virus, phishing, malware control
- Policy and compliance enforcement
- Data loss prevention
- Encryption–inbound and outbound via TLS
- Availability and continuity
- Hosted messaging and collaboration
Pricing varies from around $4/user/month down to $0.65/user/month, depending on volumes.
Mailprotector does around $2M/year in revenues, and has been in existence since 2002. The business is obviously very small compared to the established market leaders such as Google/Postini, Symantec/MessageLabs, and MX Logic. Mailprotector feels its main strengths include ease of use, good accessibility to technical support, and easy contractual terms. Its main focus is on SMBs.
Overall thought: If this company has good technology, then probably the best thing would be for it to sell through OEM partners, and perhaps be acquired by a major one that can give it good leverage.