Fortinet FortiMail Given AAA Rating in SE Labs Phishing Detection Test

Fortinet’s FortiMail Secure Email Gateway has recently been independently tested by SE Labs and has been shown to be highly effective at identifying and blocking phishing threats.

In the tests, SE Labs found the solution blocked 100% of phishing attempts with no false positives. The solution was not quite as effective at blocking business email compromise attacks and other advanced threats, although only 5% of those threats were not detected and were delivered to inboxes.

Several email security solutions were tested by SE Labs against the same threats and only two other solutions had comparable scores. Based on the high detection rate and low false positive score, all three solutions were given a AAA rating.

“For our Email Security Services report, we run hundreds of tests ranging from basic to highly advanced for a number of threat categories – including phishing, social engineering, advanced malware and more – along with a control group of legitimate email. Fortinet FortiMail demonstrated strong effectiveness against this challenging set of threats with perfect accuracy, placing it among the top solutions with a high AAA rating,” said Simon Edwards, CEO, SE Labs.

SE Labs is one of many companies to have tested the effectiveness of Fortinet’s FortiMail Secure Email Gateway. Fortinet participates in a wide range of independent tests including the first ever NSS BPS test, 5 consecutive NSS BDS tests, 12 consecutive ICSA ATD tests, and more than 50 consecutive VBSpam tests. These tests help to ensure that the solution continues to be effective at blocking the current and emerging email-based threats.

With email being the primary attack vector for delivering malware, powerful email security solutions are essential. 92.4% of all malware is delivered via email and 90% of data breaches start with a phishing email. With a powerful email security solution in place, security breaches and costly data breaches can be prevented.

Author: Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson is the Editor-in-Chief of