Perception Point vs. IRONSCALES

After being tested time and time again in POCs, it is now clear that Perception Point outperforms IRONSCALES' email security offering in detection, speed, scale and ease of deployment.

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With Perception Point we can scan 100% of our traffic with no delays or out-of-service issues. We’ve also deployed the solution across other content-exchange channels like Google Drive and internal messaging apps.


Features Comparison

Ironscales, like many other legacy solutions, struggles when it comes down to prevention of advanced evasive threats or more modern “payload-less” attacks like BEC and ATO.

See below how our unique technology and built-in agility enable us to outmatch Ironscales.
  • Features
  • Advanced threat detection module
    CPU-level dynamic analysis
  • Dynamic file scanning
    100% of the content (~15 seconds)
  • Detection accuracy
    99.95% (known and unknown)
  • Anti-Phishing
  • Anti-Spam
    Proprietary ML-based engines
    Mediocre – high FN rates
  • Prevention/Detection
    Prevention - Pre-delivery Malicious content is stopped before reaching the end-user’s inbox
    Detection - Post-delivery & time-of-click Malicious content is remediated from the inbox retroactively (after minutes/hours)
  • Anti-Evasion (dynamically scan 100% of embedded content)
  • Prevention of zero-days and N-days
    Best-in-class proprietary engines
  • Cross-customer threat intelligence
  • Security awareness training & phishing simulation
  • Managing the platfrom
    No touch – zero resources needed
    High touch – constant maintenance
  • Managed incident response 24/7
    All-included at no additional cost
  • Protected cloud channels
    Collaboration, Storage and Messaging Channels - OneDrive, SharePoint, Google Drive, Google Cloud Storage, Dropbox, AWS S3, Box, Slack and Microsoft Teams CRMs- Salesforce and Zendesk
    Microsoft Teams Slack - introduced in 2020 - does not seem to be supported
  • EDR integrations: Threat Containment & Remediation
    CrowdStrike, SentinelOne, Cynet
  • Browser security solution
  • API deployment

The Best Alternative to IRONSCALES

perception point kuppingercold spider chart
Source: KuppingerCole Email Security Leadership Compass
Ironscales Kuppingercole Spider Chart
Source: KuppingerCole Email Security Leadership Compass

#1 in Detection Testing

In independent trials, Perception Point ranked #1 in both detection accuracy and lowest false positive rates, outperforming solutions like IRONSCALES, Mimecast, Fortinet, MDO and more.

Prevention vs. Detection

Unlike complementary security solutions like IRONSCALES that are limited to remidating threats in a post-delivery manner, Perception Point can stop all threats before they even reach your user’s inbox.

Light Speed Prevention

Next gen static and dynamic engines work in-line to provide a clear verdict with close-to-zero delay, delivering top-notch user experience.

Advanced Anti-Evasion

Perception Point proprietary anti-evasion engines outmatch any advanced threat. They uncover even the most concealed threats embedded within files and URLs, making our solution highly robust against APTs, Zero-Days, exploitation techniques and more.

Zero Fuss

Unlike IRONSCALES, we don’t require any MX Record. This has 2 folds: firstly – you get to keep your current Office 365 or G Suite inherent protection; secondly – we’re deployed in 10 minutes with no fuss to your IT team.

Incident Response
Managed Service

IRONSCALES is a solution, we’re a service. An all-included team of cybersecurity experts act as an extension of your organization’s SOC 24/7. The team continuously handles all of your security activities for you, managing incidents, optimizing engines, reporting and investigating per users requests.


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