Email Security Appliance Deployment Options
For organizations that prefer an on-premises deployment using appliances, Proofpoint email security appliances can be provisioned with the Proofpoint Enterprise Protection and/or Enterprise Privacy solution suites. Proofpoint email security appliances offer plug-and-play deployment and "set it and forget it" administration so they're easy to deploy, administer and maintain. Proofpoint's SaaS-enabled appliances can also be deployed in unique hybrid configurations where some features are deployed as SaaS while others remain on premises.
- Interoperable with Proofpoint's SaaS and virtual appliance solutions for hybrid deployments
- "Plug and play" deployment, "set it and forget it" administration
- Dynamically control which services are enabled on each Proofpoint email security appliance via Proofpoint's centralized, web-based administration console.
- Variety of email security appliance models available to fit any size deployment.
Proofpoint Enterprise Email Security Appliances Offer High-performance, Easy Deployment, Optimal Scalability
Proofpoint enterprise email security appliances offer a convenient way to deploy the email security and compliance features of Proofpoint Enterprise Protection and Proofpoint Enterprise Privacy on premises.
Proofpoint email security appliances are designed to meet the unique needs of large enterprises, ISPs, universities, and government organizations. Proofpoint email security appliances offer all of the performance, flexibility, scalability, customization and end user control features needed in large-scale deployments. Whether your deployment involves a single Proofpoint server or multiple, globally distributed appliances, all policy management and administration tasks are controlled via Proofpoint's centralized, web-based administration console.
Each and every component of the Proofpoint system is engineered to meet the rigorous demands of enterprise performance. From the hardened, email messaging-optimized OS used in our email security appliances, to the unique, queue-less architecture that allows all message scanning functions to be performed in memory, we provide the high performance required in even the most sophisticated deployments.
Our email security appliances scale indefinitely to support many millions of email messages per day. Email security gateways can easily be deployed in multiple-appliance, master/agent configurations to support complex or geographically distributed data centers—offering the security of 100% redundancy combined with the convenience of a single administrative interface.
We also offer hybrid deployment support with both hardware and virtual appliances working together. You can also combine on-premises appliances with Proofpoint's SaaS versions.
Proofpoint's optimal scalability architecture lets you manage all agent servers from a single master console. Automatic configuration propagation, a centralized message quarantine and centralized reporting simplify maintenance and reduce total cost of ownership.
We further reduce total cost of ownership by easily integrating with any IT infrastructure, no matter how distributed. A GUI-based LDAP command console and Microsoft Active Directory support make directory server integration easy. The email security appliances are also compatible with, and minimize the burdens on, overtaxed email server solutions such as Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes.
Cloud-Enabled Appliances Deliver Always Up-to-Date Messaging Protection, Maximum Ease-of-Administration
Even in completely on-premises deployments, our customers benefit from the power of Proofpoint's next-generation SaaS architecture. The Proofpoint Dynamic Update Service™ ensures that your network always has the highest level of protection from message-borne threats. Automatic installation and notification of updated components makes ongoing administration simple.
In addition to providing real-time anti-spam and anti-virus updates, the Proofpoint Dynamic Update Service delivers continuous updates for every component of your anti-spam and anti-virus appliance deployment, including the hardened operating system and MTA, managed dictionaries (such as the healthcare dictionaries used by Proofpoint Enterprise Privacy), application components and customized hot fixes.
Current Proofpoint Enterprise Email Security Appliance Models
To meet the enterprise email security and compliance needs of any size organization, the Proofpoint P-Series email security appliance is available in a variety of configurations and is compatible with any enterprise email server solution. Three of the most commonly deployed appliance models are detailed below.
* Performance measurements based on Proofpoint lab testing simulating typical deployment environments with Proofpoint Enterprise Protection and Proofpoint Enterprise Privacy installed. Maximum performance may vary in field deployments.