The managed email security space continues to hot up with Marshall releasing a service providers edition. As vendors bring products to market I'm seeing the inevitable maturing of the platforms. Just 3 years ago virus and spam detection would have been at the top of the list.
Marshall's release is listing customer self provisioning and high levels of policy control as the first items of interest, both are key features enabling more efficient provisioning and enabling market verticals that are hot on compliance respectively.
Nick Hawkins (VP, APAC for Marshall) and I pushed for these when we worked at MessageLabs, in fact the policy angle led to Cleartext taking on PolicyMatter as a policy delivery solution.
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