Proofpoint Email Security

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Company (that provides the nominated product / solution / service)Proofpoint
Company size (employees)1,000 to 4,999
Type of solutionCloud/SaaS

In 3 bullets, summarize why this product or service is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

• Stop More Threats, Faster: Proofpoint leads the way in new detection techniques that stop various types of email threats, including credential phishing and email fraud. Our effectiveness is powered by the Nexus Threat Graph, which is built on billions of emails per day, millions of cloud account and thousands of malware samples per day from over half of the Fortune 1000, and by NexusAI, our dynamic, multi-layered threat detection engines that continuously learn from the threats we analyze. We continuously update our detection engines to address changes in the threat landscape. Through product evaluations against other vendors, Proofpoint always identifies a host of phishing and payload-less threats evading existing systems.

• Unmatched Visibility: Proofpoint provides actionable visibility into the human attack surface, revealing VAPs and peer group comparisons to help organizations assess, prioritize, and mitigate risk. We offer detailed forensics, enabling organizations to understand how they are targeted and how to prevent them. Our unique VAP insights also allow organizations to implement adaptive risk-based controls to mitigate the threat risky users pose.

We train end-users using attacks seen in the wild and tailor that training based on threats targeting them. In 2020, we enabled organizations to dynamically isolate URL clicks based on the risk profile of the recipient and provided proprietary real-time anti-phishing scan that runs as soon as the page is opened. Additionally, we automatically identify supplier risk, providing insights into impostor and phishing threats posed by suppliers.

• Improve Operational Effectiveness: Proofpoint delivers operational savings by providing an integrated solution that focuses on threats that matter. We automatically remove email threats that are weaponized post-delivery. We enable users to report suspicious phishing email from the email warning tag feature introduced in 2020. We streamline abuse mailbox management, eliminating the manual work associated with threat investigation and remediation.

Brief Overview

According to Verizon Data Breach Report, 96% of phishing attacks are delivered via email. Proofpoint provides an integrated, end-to-end solution to comprehensively prevent and remediate phishing attacks. It delivers actionable visibility into Very Attacked People (VAPs) and detailed forensics of phishing campaign; protects VAPs against credential phishing with adaptive controls; trains end-user to spot identity deception tactics.

Proofpoint utilizes a combination of dynamic, static and protocol analysis techniques to inspect the full attack chain. Powered by Nexus Threat Graph that aggregates and correlates over a trillion threat data points across email, cloud network and social media, Proofpoint Email Security delivers visibility into the everchanging threat landscape and provides unparalleled phishing threat detection and response. It also uses NexusAI, our proprietary machine-learning technology that learns in real time, to accurately classify phishing email.

To effectively mitigate risk of phishing attacks and credential theft, Proofpoint enables organizations to apply various risk-based adaptive controls, including email isolation, predictive sandboxing, and security awareness training to risky users. It dynamically isolates URL clicks based on the risk profile of the recipient and provides real-time anti-phishing scan. It preemptively sandboxes file sharing URLs before users click rather than relying solely on reputation, successfully addressing collaboration platform phishing where attackers host and deliver malicious payloads via legitimate filesharing sites. It also allows security professionals to safely assess how users would engage with impostors by simulating real-world phishing attacks and to auto-enroll those who require additional training.

Proofpoint also automates threat remediation and streamlines abuse mailbox. It automatically removes phishing emails containing URLs poisoned post-delivery, even if they’re forwarded or received by others. It allows end-users to easily report phishing emails with a single click. User reported messages are automatically analyzed and quarantined if found to be malicious, significantly reducing manual work and IT overhead.