Proofpoint Essentials Archive

COMPANY: Proofpoint

Proofpoint Essentials Email Archive helps you manage and secure data to stay compliant, forgo storage limitations, and reduce storage and management costs. Get all the benefits and flexibility of an enterprise-class email archive solution built and priced for small and mid-size enterprises.

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Proofpoint Essentials Archive Review

Review date: February 15th 2019

Snapshot: Proofpoint Essentials Archive securely stores email in a searchable archive.

Who are Proofpoint?

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 Essentials is and all in one email security solution. It includes archiving, email security and continuity. The email archiving module provides real time cloud based archiving for email. It helps small and medium sized businesses stay legally compliant, with no storage limitations or management costs. This product is not sold directly, and so must be bought through a reseller or MSP.

For: Small and medium sized businesses looking for secure email archiving with configurable retention policies.

Not For: Large enterprises in markets such as financial or legal who need advanced archiving features.

Proofpoint Essentials Features:

  • Real time automated archiving of all inbound, outbound and internal emails, with unlimited storage options
  • Secure archive means emails cannot be edited or deleted for legal compliance
  • Configurable retention policies and archiving audits
  • Individual archives can be accessed by end users, with uniquely encrypted formats, via a web browser
  • SLA on the speed of search guaranteeing results in less than 20 seconds
  • Easy implementation with no software or hardware to install
  • Searching and eDiscovery tools included to make finding and exporting email easy

Expert Insight:

Proofpoint Essentials offers a fully compliant and secure archive. It automatically stores copies of all email correspondence within an organisation in a secure archive, where they cannot be altered or deleted. There are configurable retention policies for email, and audits around who has accessed the archive. End users can access their own archives to view their own correspondence, which can help to reduce the burden on IT. However, emails are only archived for 10 years, which can cause a problem for businesses in the long term. If a SMB wants to keep data for longer than ten years, they may need to switch to new provider, potentially incurring a high fee.

If this isn’t a problem for your organisation, Proofpoint offer an ideal solution, especially for companies looking for email security and continuity alongside archiving. This solution offers configurable policies and a secure and reliable archive. This service is also suitable for MSPs, with easy deployment and management.

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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.

Employees on LinkedIn 2335
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Founded 2002
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Headquarters Sunnyvale, CA, US
Support Team Location(s) US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Australia, China & Japan
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Service Level Agreement (SLA)

Feature Description
Search time 20 seconds or less
Availability 99.999% availability
Data Storage

Feature Description
Data storage location for EU clients EU
Data storage location for US clients US
Data storage location for Australian clients Australia
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