GreatHorn Named a 2017 “Cool Vendor” by Gartner

Leading Analyst Firm Identifies Innovative Companies for New Disruptive Approaches to Cybersecurity

BELMONT, Mass.–June 1, 2017–GreatHorn, the cybersecurity solution for cloud communication platforms, today announced it has been named a “Cool Vendor” by leading industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. GreatHorn’s selection is evaluated in the May 2017 Gartner report, “Cool Vendors in Cloud Security 2017”.

GreatHorn provides enterprises with comprehensive, cloud-native protection against these message-based threats, driven by machine learning and automated response capabilities. Businesses are increasingly adopting cloud-based communication platforms such as Office 365, Google G Suite and Slack for their enhanced collaboration capabilities. However, hackers view these platforms’ features as a major opportunity and are utilizing sophisticated low-volume, highly targeted attacks to fool employees into providing them with access to critical data. GreatHorn’s Inbound Email Security platform uniquely provides the ability to identify and shut down these attacks before damage occurs, without the risk of a traditional network routing solution or the limitations of perimeter blocking.

“We are thrilled to be listed as one of Gartner’s cybersecurity ‘Cool Vendors,’” said GreatHorn CEO Kevin O’Brien. “Traditional anti-spam, anti-malware, and static analysis tools simply are not keeping up with today’s targeted threats — as evidenced by the kinds of global attacks that are reaching millions of users’ inboxes, often in just minutes. GreatHorn drives down the time to both detection and response, and represents a next-generation communication security platform, safeguarding our clients from phishing, business email compromise, spear phishing, ransomware, and even OAuth-based threats more quickly and accurately than any legacy platform.”

Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner’s research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

About GreatHorn

GreatHorn is the cybersecurity solution for cloud communication platforms. The company’s flagship product is the only solution that can automatically detect and remediate targeted social engineering attacks in today’s leading communication systems including Google Apps, Office 365 and Slack. With its proprietary dataset built from hundreds of millions of uniquely analyzed threats, GreatHorn combines the intelligence, fidelity, and precision necessary to prevent attacks from becoming breaches. For more information on the company, visit or you can follow GreatHorn on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Get Your FREE Email Threat Assessment

Learn what advanced threats are currently getting through your existing email security and into your end users’ mailboxes.