Gartner Research

Assessing Microsoft Exchange/Outlook Email Client Security

Published: 24 February 2012

ID: G00227522

Analyst(s): John Girard , Matthew Cain

Summary

Microsoft offers many ways to access Exchange email from various devices. As users request more ways to get to Exchange, IT planners should choose client configurations that protect business data.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

What You Need to Know

Analysis

  • Outlook Windows Client
  • Outlook Anywhere
  • Outlook Web App (OWA, Formerly Outlook Web Access)
  • Exchange ActiveSync (EAS)
  • Outlook for Mac 2011
  • Windows Live Mail
  • Microsoft's Obsolete Email Clients
    • Entourage
    • Outlook Mobile
    • Outlook Express and Windows Mail
  • Final Recommendation
  • Decision Matrix

Recommended Reading

Evidence

  • Outlook for Mac
  • Exchange Blocking Policies
  • Exchange ActiveSync Certificates
  • Outlook Web App General Information

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