COMPANY: Hornetsecurity

The Hornetsecurity email security service offers an effective solution that is both cost efficient and technically advanced, which allows companies to protect themselves against spam – without the need for extra hardware, software or administrative costs. The service includes comprehensive virus and compliance filters.

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Hornetsecurity Review

Review date: February 15th 2019

Snapshot: Hornetsecurity protects business against malicious emails, spam and phishing attacks.

Who are Hornetsecurity?

Hornetsecurity is a German based company that sells cybersecurity products globally. They offer cloud based email security which is used by over 36,000 companies around the world. Hornet’s email security product is an email gateway, which block email threats before they enter your network. It offers strong protection against malicious emails, spam and phishing attacks. Hornetsecurity is targeted towards small and medium sized businesses.

For: Small and medium sized businesses looking for easy to use email protection and monitoring.

Not For: Large organizations looking for the most advanced and granular email security solution.


  • Feature rich administrator interface
  • Concise reports give visibility of email traffic allowing administrators to easily troubleshoot issues
  • Good levels of spam detection and filtering
  • Fast email processing means that the gateway will not slow down email communications
  • Full range of solutions for anti-spam, email continuity and archiving
  • Feature-rich administrator interface which is easy to use with granular content controls
  • Service level agreement on 99.9% spam and virus detection, with over 95% of spam blocked on arrival
  • Strong Advanced Threat Protection optional module, which handles evolving email threats
  • Full range of solutions for anti-spam, email continuity and archiving
  • Service is very easy to use, with automatic filtering and one click recovery of email

Expert Insight:

Hornetsecurity offer a platform suited to protecting email threats. They offer businesses strong protection against malicious emails, spam and phishing attacks. A particular strength is their optional Advanced Threat Protection module, which protects businesses against emerging email threats. The service has a good level of admin features, and concise reports allow admins to have an overview of their email communications. The drawbacks of this service are that the administrator console is flash based, and there can be delays between policies being submitted, and then taking effect. However, this is an easy to use service, which does offer strong threat protection.

Hornet is a good option for organizations that require a solution where data is not stored in the USA. Outside of Germany, the service is sold mostly through resellers. The low cost and ease of use this service means that it’s well suited to small and mid-sized businesses looking for easy to manage security. For those customers, this is a good option.

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Hornetsecurity Vendor Overview

Hornetsecurity have been focused on cloud computing since 2007 when they were founded under the name antispameurope in Hannover, Germany.

The company has grown to over 120 employees and offers comprehensive security solutions in the fields of email security and data storage. In addition to offering high level of protection of customers’ IT infrastructures, the company stands out by being user friendly, easy to manage and by delivering high level of transparency and control.

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Founded 2007
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Headquarters Hannover, Germany
Support Team Location(s) Hannover, Germany & Pittsburgh, US
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Hornetsecurity Features

Explore the key features offered by Hornetsecurity Spam Filter. These features are what makes them unique and showcase what they can offer your business.

Hornetsecurity Spam Filter Features

Feature Description
Threat Protection Protection against malicious emails with virus detection SLA of 99.99%. Protection against DDOS and phishing.
Spam Filtering Effectiveness SLA on 99.9% spam detection and 95% of spam blocked on arrival
Reporting and Logging Statistical email data logging and live email tracking. Spam reports offered.
Admin Features Role-based rights management system, management mostly handled by Hornetsecurity, but control panel can e used to define policies easily and centrally
End User Features Optional continuity and archive services
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Threat Protection
Spam Filtering Effectiveness
Reporting and Logging
Admin Features
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