About Fortra's Agari

Giving You the Confidence to Open, Click, and Trust Everything in Your Inbox

A Key Part of Fortra


Agari is proud to be part of Fortra’s comprehensive cybersecurity portfolio. Fortra simplifies today’s complex cybersecurity landscape by bringing complementary products together to solve problems in innovative ways. These integrated, scalable solutions address the fast-changing challenges you face in safeguarding your organization. With the help of the powerful protection from Agari and others, Fortra is your relentless ally, here for you every step of the way throughout your cybersecurity journey.

Our Story

Agari was founded by the thought leaders behind Cisco’s IronPort solution and co-founders of the DMARC standard for email authentication. Using predictive AI informed by global intelligence from around 2 trillion emails annually, we protect organizations against phishing, business email compromise (BEC) scams and other advanced email threats.

Email remains the most common channel for threat actors to infiltrate businesses and gain access to sensitive data and IP. Recognizing that our cloud solutions offer the gold-standard in protection against email-based cybercrime, HelpSystems (now Fortra) acquired Agari to enhance its data security portfolio. Fortra works with customers to harden security across all aspects of the IT environment. The addition of Agari means that its customers can confidently trust their email inboxes, safe in the knowledge their valuable data is well protected.

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History of Fortra's Agari


Beginning Agari

Agari partners with PayPal, Yahoo!, and Google on a pilot project, testing the program that became the DMARC open standard and paving the way for standard email authentication.


Joining Early Adopters

JPMorgan Chase, PayPal, Facebook, Neflix, and LinkedIn jump aboard to eliminate malicious email attacks within global email ecosystems.


Finding the Initial Success

Finding early success, Agari is honored as the Security Project of the Year and wins the ISE Northeast.


Moving Onward and Upward

Revenue grows to 300% and Agari brings new executives on board, doubling the size of the team and moving into larger offices.


Earning Kudos

Agari continues to make an impression in the cybersecurity space, winning the AlwaysOn Global 250 award and being recognized with the highly sought-after Gartner Cool Vendor Award.


Growing Online Trust

Agari is included as a member of the 2015 Online Trust Honor Roll by the Online Trust Alliance, showcasing best practices in brand and consumer protection, security, and privacy.


Launching a New Product

Agari expands it focus and introduces Advanced Threat Protection to protect employees from inbound threats like business email compromise and spear phishing.


Researching Prominently Attacked Industries

Agari research into healthcare organizations shows that the industry is especially vulnerable, with 57% of email “from” the healthcare industry being fraudulent.


Accelerating Business Momentum

Agari closes 2018 with explosive 234% customer growth, announces Secure Email Cloud architecture, and launches Agari Cyber Intelligence Division.


Celebrating Success

Agari marks 10 years of industry leadership, discovers new Vendor Email Compromise attack type that forces CISOs to rethink defenses.


A New Home for Agari

Agari is acquired by Fortra (the new face of HelpSystems), a global cybersecurity & automation company.



Agari Cyber Intelligence Division

Agari Cyber Intelligence Division (ACID) is Agari’s counterintelligence team, dedicated to worldwide business email compromise (BEC), spearphishing investigation and cybercrime abatement. Since May 2019, ACID has conducted more than 12,000 active defense engagements with threat actors. ACID works closely with CISOs at global enterprises, law enforcement, and other trusted partners to stop identity-based phishing and socially-engineered cybercrimes.


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