Proofpoint Essentials Archive

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Proofpoint Essentials Archive


Proofpoint Essentials Archive securely stores email in a searchable archive.


Organizations requiring a cost effective archive providing administrator and end user access.

What is Proofpoint Essentials Email Archiving?

Proofpoint is a cyber security vendor who protect organizations against advanced threats and data loss. They offer cloud based security solutions to help detect and block targeted attacks. Proofpoint Essentials is an 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.

Proofpoint Essentials Features:

  • Real time automated archiving of all inbound, outbound and internal emails, with unlimited storage
  • Email retention for up to 10-years
  • 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
  • Resellers and MSPs of Proofpoint Essentials get a free 50-user not for resale license of the Proofpoint Essentials Professional package

Expert Insight:

Proofpoint Essentials offers a fully compliant and secure archive. It automatically stores copies of all email correspondence within an organization 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 up to 10 years, which means the service isn't suitable for regulated organizations requiring longer retention periods.

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Profile: Proofpoint Essentials Archive

Email Archiving
Sunnyvale, CA, US
Cloud via MX Record Redirection & Journalling
Starting Price:
$5.33 user / month
Suitable For:
Small and medium sized enterprises.

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User Reviews


Existing Customer

Manufacturing, 250-500 employees

Used the product for: 1-2 years

Oct 1, 2019


"Easy to use email archive"

What did you like best when using this solution?

We use Proofpoint to archive all email sent / received on our Office 365 account. The service is deployed by setting up journaling in Office 365 to send a copy of all emails to Proofpoint.

We have provided selected end users with access to their personal email archive. We have defined 2 adminstrators who are able to search the complete archive and 5 department heads who can only search the archive for users who are their direct reports.

What did you dislike about using this solution?

Not a lot to dislike about the service. It works effectively and the searches are quick.

Describe your over overall experience with Proofpoint Essentials Archive. Did you find this product solved your business needs?

The archive has helped us out on a number of occasions when we have had to recover an email.