Proofpoint Information Protection

Additional Info

Company size (employees)1,000 to 4,999
Type of solutionCloud/SaaS


Proofpoint’s Information Protection provides out ­of-the-box visibility without the complexity and costs of legacy data protection tools. Users can easily manage sensitive data in motion (as it’s sent via email), prevent data exposure and inappropriate access to data (in SaaS applications), visualize data at rest (stored on-premises), and understand data movement at the endpoint.

Proofpoint Information Protection meets the needs of modern DLP customers by focusing on the most important modern DLP channels today—email, web, cloud services, endpoint and data on premises. The solution recognizes that people are the most vulnerable channel for data loss and uses threat (outsider and insider threats) awareness to help identify most likely data loss vectors and at-risk individuals.

As a cloud platform, the TCO of Proofpoint Information Protection is superior to other legacy DLP solutions because there is little to no on-premises infrastructure (hardware) or relational database requirement. Its cloud architecture provides cost effective scaling and management, while saving admins time by providing mature policies, rules, workflows, reports, and dashboards out-of-the-box that admins need to do their jobs efficiently, without wasting time on scripts or command line interfaces.

All major components operate within the cloud and provide for a utility model with automated updates and rapid scalability for organizations that are growing or downsizing. Configuration and management are through a consolidated set of consoles and policies are shared across all channels. There is also near-zero risk for corporate asset exfiltration via personal webmail due to isolation.

How we are different

•People-centric understanding of data risk. By layering in a user’s behavioral insights, attack profile (how interesting is this person to threat attackers), and threat intelligence on top of user activity on sensitive data – you can quickly surface the alerts that matter.

•The cloud-based solution has been honed by over 10 years of experience. Fortune 100 organizations rely on the maturity of the solution to meet business demands. The solution is flexible, scalable, and brings together incident review capabilities, classification sophistication, reporting, and dashboards that admins need.

•Proofpoint’s Smart Send capability is a unique feature that enables admins to notify users when they have sent sensitive data. This educates employees on proper DLP policies while protecting data, increases employee awareness, and reduces inadvertent data loss.