Secure Email Gateway

Protect against inbound email cyberattacks and prevent outbound data loss

Clearswift Secure Email Gateway

Clearswift's Secure Email Gateway (SEG) not only protects against spam, viruses, and advanced threats including phishing, ransomware, and spyware, but layers on the next-gen Cloud Sandbox from Sophos. This offers machine learning to provide an additional layer of security for content or communications deemed suspicious. 

IT teams need to ensure that information being shared across email both inside and out of the organization is not only secure, but appropriate and compliant. Clearswift’s unparalleled level of inspection and granular policy controls apply the optimal security treatment to your emails in real time reducing the risk of data loss. This keeps your communications safe and flowing, without business disruptions.  

Deployment Options

  • Managed or hosted in ISO-certified data centers
  • Public cloud deployment on Microsoft, Azure, or Amazon Web Services
  • Private cloud virtual environment running VMware/Hyper V
  • Own or packaged hardware

Requirements for Deployment

A standard RHEL operating stack is required, which includes Microsoft Azure, Amazon’s AWS, or localized cloud providers. Clearswift will take care of the installation and upgrades across all platforms.


A Closer Look at the Clearswift Secure Email Gateway

A Secure Email Gateway is an email security solution that monitors emails coming into and out of an organization before they reach an email inbox. As the name suggests, Secure Email Gateway is used as a gateway for emails to protect an organization’s internal email servers from malicious content such as spam, viruses, phishing, and malware.

Working alone or alongside cloud-based email application, the Secure Email Gateway inspects emails for malicious content including spam, viruses, and phishing – a leading email threat. If the SEG determines the email to be safe, based on policies and the latest threat protection, the email is delivered to the intended recipient. If the SEG determines the email contains malicious content, the email can be blocked, quarantined, or sanitized and delivered based on the organization’s policy.

A Secure Email Gateway can provide organizations with anti-virus protection, zero-hour malware detection, sensitive data redaction, and email encryption, all critical features in keeping data safe and companies compliant and protected.

  • Flexible and granular policy control to mitigate risk and ensure compliance  
  • Easy-to-use web-based management interface with role-based access control for
  • Complete data visibility and management of emails entering or leaving your organization
  • Minimal disruption by maintaining consistent collaboration and communication with employees, customers, and partners
  • Comprehensive workflow options that can be tailored to your organization's specific needs

Key Features of Clearswift's Secure Email Gateway

Clearswift's SEG is mail system-agnostic, scalable from SMEs to enterprises, and complementary either to a cloud-based solution, such as Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace, or for on-premise systems like Microsoft Exchange.

Inbound threat protection

Using multiple Anti-virus Engines, the SEG provides inbound threat protection using traditional signature, heuristic, and cloud assisted lookups to deliver protection against malware, ransomware, and spyware.

Augment the AV engines with Active Code detection and an Active Code removal option or a cloud-based Sandbox to detonate the file to ensure no Zero-day threats get through.

Malicious URLs in messages and attachments can be checked using several threat feeds, which can cause the message to be blocked, the URL to be sanitized, or the URL be rewritten so that if the link is clicked the URL will be processed by a Browser Isolation solution.

Spam and phishing emails are dealt with by a multi-engine, multi-layered spam filtration system, incorporating Signature Engines with machine learning, DMARC, DKIM, SPF, IP Reputation, Greylisting and URL analysis. This provides a highly accurate and flexible approach where messages can be blocked, held, or delivered with warnings — all based on policy.


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Product Specifications

Deep Content Inspection Engine

Far greater than any other structural level of verification on the market, Clearswift’s Deep Content Inspection Engine scans content in a multi-stage process:

  • Identifies the file type by file signature
  • Verifies the file structure conformity
  • Extracts content that violates rules in zipped or compressed files, document body, headers, footers, or embedded objects
  • Strips metadata from documents and image files
  • Records what it removed

Secure Email Gateway for Microsoft 365

Secure Email Gateway for Office 365

As organizations move their email to the Cloud, deploying Clearswift alongside applications like Microsoft 365 delivers a more comprehensive layer of protection against cyberthreats and data loss. Clearswift's SEG features deep content inspection that examines email headers, subject lines, body content, attachments, images, and even metadata within documents. As a result, the risk of targeted phishing attacks, embedded malware and leaks of confidential information that evade detection from Microsoft’s basic security controls are mitigated. Giving you more protection and control of internal emails lessening the risk of employees sending information not intended for all employees. The Clearswift SEG with Microsoft 365 closes security threat gaps, protecting your organization.


To help ensure you maintain compliance, included with Clearswift’s SEG are ready-to-use policies for regulations, including:

Why Choose Clearswift Secure Email Gateway?

Complete and Granular Control
100% Critical Data Visibility
Minimize Business Disruptions

The functionality of the Clearswift Secure Email Gateway and its web-based interface have always been key strong points for us. The solution’s integration with Office 365 was a real bonus. We now have peace of mind that our new cloud email platform has the same level of protection that we had become accustomed to.

Alex Kennedy, Assistant Director of Business & Data Operations, Volusia County Schools


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