Proofpoint Email Protection

COMPANY: Proofpoint

Proofpoint is a next-generation cybersecurity company that protects your people, data and brand against advanced threats and compliance risks. Built on the cloud and the world's most advanced intelligence platform, their solutions help you effectively detect and block targeted attacks and respond quickly to suspected compromises.

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Proofpoint Email Protection Review

Review date: February 15th 2019

Snapshot: Proofpoint protects against imposter email, phishing, malware and spam.

What is Proofpoint Email Protection?

Proofpoint is a cyber security what protects organisations against advanced threats and data loss. They offer cloud based security solutions to help you detect and block targeted attacks. Proofpoint Email Protection is a cloud based email security platform, that blocks threats from the network gateway. It offers multiple layers of enhanced security including email filtering, control and visibility. Proofpoint offer two email security services. Email protection is aimed at mid-sized to larger organizations. Smaller organisations should consider Proofpoint Essentials.

For: Enterprise – sized organisations looking for strong multi-layered email security with imposter email, phishing, malware and spam protection.

Not For: Smaller organisations looking for a low cost email security solution with archiving and encryption.

Proofpoint Email Protection Features:

  • Offers strong multi-layered cloud protection with virus defences and zero-hour threat protection
  • Protection against phishing, spear phishing and spoofing attacks
  • Strong spam filtering by scanning headers email reputation and more
  • Low false positive rates
  • Flexible reporting dashboard so you can monitor user activity and spam rates
  • Emergency Inbox allows automatic access to emails even when servers are down and email search logs that can be accessed by end users
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Easy to use and intuitive user interface, quick and easy reporting
  • End user controls available such as self-service quarantines, safe and block lists and bulk mail delivery
  • Scalable and suitable for large organisations

Expert Insight:

Proofpoint is a marker leading email security vendor. Their Email Protection platform offers strong protection against email threats such as viruses and malware This platform is multi-layered and includes 100% protection against known viruses, and defence against zero-hour threats. This is a good option for companies suffering from social engineering styled attacks such as phishing, as it blocks these hacking attempts from entering the email network. Reporting is comprehensive, showing mail flow trends and individual end – user behaviours. There is a strong range of admin features with AD integration, content controls for social media and user level controls. End users have access to their own email quarantines and can create ‘safe and block’ lists.

The advanced features and ease of use for this service means that it’s a good option for organisations looking for strong protection against imposter email, phishing and spam. The service is expensive, and so is suitable for enterprise level organisations, looking for a market leading email protection service.

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Proofpoint Vendor Overview

Proofpoint is a next-generation cybersecurity company that protects your people, data and brand against advanced threats and compliance risks. Built on the cloud and the world's most advanced intelligence platform, our solutions help you effectively detect and block targeted attacks and respond quickly to suspected compromises.

Website https://www.proofpoint.com
Employees on LinkedIn 2335
Glassdoor Rating (273 reviews)
Founded 2002
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Headquarters Sunnyvale, CA, US
Support Team Location(s) Sunnyvale, CA (US)
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Proofpoint Email Protection Features

Explore the key features offered by Proofpoint Email Protection. These features are what makes them unique and showcase what they can offer your business.

Proofpoint Email Protection Features

Feature Description
Threat Protection Multi-layered antivirus protection, 100% protection against known viruses and zero hour protection. Dynamic classification and control of email across spam, phishing and malware.
Spam Filtering Effectiveness 99% spam capture rate SLA, multi-layered spam protection powered by machine learning technology
Reporting and Logging Detailed email reporting with specific end user, spam and virus reports. 60 real time reports into mail flow and trends.
Admin Features AD integration, email classification, content control for social media, robust filter rules engine, per user controls and quarantine access, admin controls over emergency inbox user access.
End User Features Self service control over email preferences such as quarantines, safe and block lists and bulk mail delivery.
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Spam Filtering Effectiveness
Reporting and Logging
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