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INKY is Recognized in 2021 Gartner® Market Guide for Email Security Report

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Published in October 2021, this Market Guide report shares key industry findings. We believe that many of these findings echo the same sentiments INKY has been regularly sharing on the rapidly increasing perils of ransomware, impersonation, account takeovers, social engineering, and more. 

However, Gartner also shared this strategic planning assumption that we believe is right in line with the INKY product:

“By 2023, at least 40% of all organizations will use built-in protection capabilities from cloud email providers rather than a secure email gateway (SEG), up from 27% in 2020."

When speaking about the market, Gartner warns, “Email continues to be a significant attack vector for both malware and credential theft through phishing. An estimated 40% of ransomware attacks start through email.” The report urges businesses to “reevaluate the capabilities and effectiveness of <your company’s> current solution compared to new products.”1

Gartner also recommends, “Use email security solutions that include anti-phishing technology for business email compromise (BEC) protection that use AI to detect communication patterns and conversation-style anomalies, as well as computer vision for inspecting suspect URLs. Gartner also recommends products that include “banners to help reinforce security awareness training”.1

Artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision, and banners all happen to be in the INKY wheelhouse, and we are happy to be included in the guide.

The YESES Have It!

If you’re wondering which categories are evaluated when comparing email security solutions, below is a list of items for which INKY checked the YES box:

CATEGORY                                                    DOES INKY HAVE IT COVERED?


Impersonation                                                                                            ✔ YES

End-User Quarantine                                                                             ✔ YES

Inbound Banners                                                                                       ✔ YES

Remove Banners Outbound                                                               ✔ YES

Internal Mail                                                                                                 ✔ YES

Internal Takeover                                                                                      ✔ YES


At INKY, we’re always delighted when others test our services and share the results — especially now, when investing in the type of technology you need to protect your company from phishing attacks is no longer something that should be considered optional. INKY is the industry’s best solution for the security of your email. Cost-effective and powerful, INKY can be implemented quickly, regardless of whether your employees work at the office or remotely. Uniquely effective at catching phishing attacks, INKY uses computer vision, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning, to search for signs of fraud. It works on any device - including mobile - and places highly visible warning banners directly in the email.

If you’d like to learn more about the phishing threats facing your company and how INKY can help protect you, a great first step is to schedule a demonstration.

Learn more about what INKY can do for your company and schedule a free demonstration today.


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INKY™ is the most effective hero in the war against phishing. An award-winning cloud-based email security solution, INKY™ prevents the most complex phishing threats from disrupting or even immobilizing your company’s day-to-day business operations. Using computer vision, artificial intelligence, and machine learning, INKY™ is the smartest investment you can make in the security of your organization. INKY™ is a proud winner of the SINET 16 Innovation Award and was a finalist in the RSAC Innovation Sandbox Competition. Learn more about INKY™ or request an online demonstration today.

1Source: Gartner, “Market Guide for Email Security”, Mark Harris, et al, 7 October 2021.