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Experton Security Vendor Benchmark 2016:

Retarus confirmed as “Product Challenger”

Singapore, December 15, 2015 // Global enterprise messaging provider Retarus has immediately achieved inclusion in the quadrant “Product Challenger” for the category “E-Mail / Web / Collaboration Security” in the Security Vendor Benchmark 2016 process carried out by the Experton Group. Due to the impressive range of services on offer, Retarus is considered one of the strongest providers of cloud services in this category. The multifaceted, cloud-based product portfolio earned an especially positive rating, as well as the sophisticated functionality and the high levels of flexibility that Retarus’ services display.

Experton Security Vendor Benchmark 2016: E-Mail / Web / Collaboration Security

IT security stands alongside cloud computing, big data, social business and mobile enterprise as one of the topics to which the ITC is currently paying most attention. As part of the Security Vendor Benchmark 2016 process the Experton Group examined the offerings of 138 service providers who currently play an important role on the security market in Germany. The study gives decision-makers an overview of the IT trends for the coming years and supports them in evaluating and selecting appropriate service providers.

Security to meet every demand

Retarus covers the requirements that companies currently have outstandingly well. The analysts were not only convinced by the wide range of email and web security services on offer, but also the provision of services from European – and especially from German – data centers. In particular, the huge range of functions provided by the services was rated exceptionally positively. In addition to reliable phishing, virus and spam protection, Retarus also offers secure encryption of sensitive contents in accordance with customer-specific policies and all common industry standards. It is also possible to adapt the services flexibly to meet individual requirements at any time. Retarus moreover offers companies audit-proof archiving of their entire email correspondence and supports them in implementing individual and country-specific data privacy and compliance guidelines. A neatly designed web-based administration portal additionally offers clear and detailed information on all services provided, as well as reports, analyses and performance monitoring in real time.

Strong positioning in a competitive market

“We have rated Retarus as a Product Challenger, because the company offers an extremely versatile and flexible range of email and web security services“, explains Frank Heuer, Senior Advisor at the Experton Group. “With regard to the scope of functionality of its security services and its competitive strength, the experienced service provider occupies a strong position amongst the numerous global players active on the highly competitive security market”.

“We are very pleased about our positioning as one of the strongest cloud service providers in the category ‘E-Mail / Web / Collaboration Security’. This provides a confirmation from a neutral source that we are on the right track with our product roadmap and strategy”, says Johannes Hecker, Chief Operating Officer for the Retarus Group. “As a leading provider of enterprise messaging services we support companies around the globe in optimizing their business processes by ensuring that they have a secure and efficient flow of information. By now, we support 23 of the DAX 30 companies amongst many others, as well as 50 percent of the companies listed in the EURO STOXX 50. It is our strategic aim to consolidate and expand our technological leadership in the B2B communication market, especially in Europe and the USA.”

About Retarus

With its outstanding solutions and services, intelligent infrastructure, and patented technology, Retarus manages communication for companies worldwide. Retarus’ state-of-the-art technologies, highly available data centers, and innovative cloud messaging platform offer maximum security, maximum performance, and business continuity. With experience in steering information flows at the enterprise level, Retarus ensures that information is transferred securely and reliably to the right place, at the right time, in the right format—since 1992 and with now 15 subsidiaries on four continents. More than fifty percent of all EURO STOXX 50, DAX 40 as well as CAC 40 and 25 percent of S&P100 companies rely on Retarus' services. Our long-standing customers include Adidas, Bayer, BT, DHL, DZ Bank, Honda, Mitsubishi, Panasonic and Sony.

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