Proofpoint Information Protection

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Additional Info

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:

• No other solution in the DLP market is as threat and behavior aware. Proofpoint correlates explicit email, cloud and other threat intelligence with behavioral insight and advanced data classification to determine data loss potential and upstream risk. All other solutions focus primarily on data classification to assess data sensitivity and attempt to control data loss through data sensitivity.

• Our solution provides organizations with a flexible, scalable, and cost-effective cloud-based solution that is mature enough (in DLP market since 2006) to include all the workflows, incident review capabilities, classification sophistication, reporting, and dashboards that admins need for accurate DLP detection, versatile policy enforcement (block, encrypt, change sharing permissions, delete, read-only via web isolation, etc.) and simplified incident management.

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

Brief Overview

Data doesn’t lose itself. A new people-centric approach to DLP is needed to effectively respond to data loss because data loss originates with people. They can be negligent, compromised by an external threat actor, or be malicious for financial or personal gain. Understanding user intent enables you to apply the appropriate DLP response to mitigate risk. For example, user training for negligent users, open a SOC ticket for compromised users, or involve HR or legal for a malicious user.

Proofpoint is the only vendor that brings together the telemetry of Content, User-Behavior and Threats across the most critical DLP channels – email, cloud services, endpoint, on-premises file repositories and web. Built on a scalable, modern cloud backend, the common incident management, data classification, robust policy templates, workflows and reports delivers consistency and simplified day-to-day operations, minimizing DLP complexity for optimal manageability for small team or limited resources.