Additional Info

Company size (employees)1,000 to 4,999
Headquarters RegionNorth America


Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organizations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on Proofpoint for people-centric security and compliance solutions that mitigate their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web.

Cybercriminals are systematically attacking specific people within organizations, including many that might not be top of mind for security teams. Rather than cracking into systems using technical exploits, it’s far easier for cybercriminals to manipulate one employee to click on an email, download a PDF from a cloud application, or wire funds to a fraudulent bank account. And Proofpoint’s research supports this, finding that more than 99% of cyberattacks rely on human interaction to work—making individual users a critical last line of defense.

Proofpoint offers companies a comprehensive set of people-centric cybersecurity, training, and compliance capabilities to better safeguard their employees whenever and wherever they interact with content and collaborate. It is uniquely positioned to deliver this people-centric capability by combining its excellence in email security, enterprise data loss prevention, and threat intelligence with its broadening reach across critical cloud applications.

How we are different

• Taking a people-centric approach to cybersecurity and compliance makes Proofpoint truly unique. As attackers shift to targeting people, we believe the most effective way to reduce risk is to protect people from the threats targeting them—often through email and cloud vectors. We provide our customers with deep visibility into who the most attacked people are, how they’re targeted, who are vulnerable to those attacks, and how to protect them more effectively.

Our actionable visibility into the human attack surface, revealing Very Attacked People (VAPs). This insight equips CISOs to prioritize mitigation and control costs by focusing implementation of VAP adaptive controls. It helps frame the security program in a new light that is understandable to the board to advocate for operational support.
• Automated Response: We also help organizations identify and quickly respond to data loss resulting from negligent, compromised, or malicious users because data doesn’t lose itself. There’s always a user involved – so a people-centric approach can succeed where prior solutions failed. Our approach delivers necessary cloud-based protection across all major channels regardless of a user’s location, communication method, or regulation requirements. For example, we provide continuous protection- find, alert, and pull back messages even after they’re delivered. As well we streamline the abuse mailbox by analyzing suspicious emails reported by users, automatically closing all non-malicious incidents and surfacing real threats.

• Incomparable threat intelligence: Our vast corpus of threat data and intelligence give customers an unfair advantage in detecting more threats, faster. Our global threat data is based on deployments across companies of all sizes. It spans various threat vectors – email, cloud, network, and social – encompassing 2B+ emails per day. All this data is used to train our ML/AI-based detection engines and analyzed by threat researchers to learn more about attacks.