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Predictive Defense and Real-Time Insight:
The Next Step in Advanced Threat Protection

Download this complimentary report, featuring the Gartner Research "Designing an Adaptive Security Architecture for Protection From Advanced Attacks", and learn why organizations can't rely solely on traditional blocking gateways, but must invest in prevention, detection, response and predictive capabilities for complete protection.
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Insight into the ways attackers exploit end-users’ psychology
How attackers exploit end-users have significant security implications for enterprise preparedness and defensive strategies.
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The New Art of War: 2014 Targeted Attacks Study
From the hacktivists who deploy powerful distributed-denial-of-service attacks, to nation states that pilfer competitive information, as well as organized crime rings that siphon payment card data from the likes of Target and Neiman Marcus... the threat landscape has evolved dramatically.
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Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways, 2013
Gartner, Inc. positions Proofpoint in the Leaders quadrant in its 2013 Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways report. Read the full report, compliments of Proofpoint.
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Defense Against the Dark Arts: Finding and Stopping Advanced Threats
Today's most-damaging targeted attacks don’t occur by happenstance. They are carefully planned and executed by a new breed of professional adversaries. Their methods are stealthier and more sophisticated than anything we've seen in the prior decade. If you don’t take appropriate precautions, your organization could make headlines for all the wrong reasons.
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The Importance of an Email Backbone for Microsoft Exchange and Office
This paper explores how an on-premises email backbone not only helps enable that migration to the cloud, but also explains why a backbone is required even after the migration is complete.
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Cloud Email Readiness Assessment Toolkit Companion Guide
The Toolkit contains a quiz-type exercise that helps organizations objectively determine their readiness to move email to the cloud.
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The Impact of Machine-Generated Messages on Enterprise Email Infrastructure
It’s been estimated that at least 50% of the mail transiting a corporate mail infrastructure is machine-generated as opposed to human generated. This paper explores the impact on the enterprise email infrastructure.
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Moving to the Cloud
Important Things to Consider Before Migrating Your Messaging Infrastructure to the Cloud.
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An Architectural Framework for Enterprise Email Security
This white paper explores the security limitations prevalent in most enterprise email networks—and how they will inevitably weaken email security going forward.
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Targeted Attacks: The Best Defense
More than merely a phishing incident, a targeted attack is part of an advanced persistent threat. Targeted attack emails are sent to a very limited set of very specific or chosen enterprise users. These users are chosen often through social networks such as LinkedIn, and they are targeted because of their position within an organization. They have access to the information the fraudsters want. How can organizations defend against these attacks?
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Longline Phishing: A New Class of Advanced Phishing Attacks
The last few years have seen a dramatic increase in the use of email as a vehicle for cyberattacks on organizations and large corporations. Recently, Proofpoint researchers identified a new class of sophisticated and effective, large-scale phishing attack dubbed "longline" phishing attacks.
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Meeting the Challenges of HIPAA Compliance, Phishing Attacks and Mobile Security
Learn about three major IT security and compliance challenges that Healthcare organizations face.
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Survey Results: Spear Phishing & Info Security Trends, July 2012
Proofpoint surveys of IT professionals attending the 2012 Microsoft TechEd and RSA Security Conferences show that spear phishing is a serious threat, especially in larger enterprises. This report summarizes survey findings and Proofpoint's approach to stopping targeted attacks.
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Big Data Solutions to Enterprise Data Security Challenges
Learn how big data analysis techniques gives enterprises the data security they need to withstand today's highly customized inbound attacks.
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Financial Services, Regulation and the Achilles Heel of Email
Ensuring data privacy in compliance with government regulations and consumer protection laws presents a complex set of challenges for financial firms. Coupled with the rising sophistication in security threats, many industries are under regulatory fire in demonstrating accountability and addressing compliance requirements in accordance with federal and state laws. How an organization is able to store and manage their data, including email, has a high impact on regulatory compliance.
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Why You Need to Consider Cloud-Based Security in 2012
Learn how cloud-based security solutions can better protect your organization's data and endpoints, while greatly reducing costs. This 2012 Osterman Research report recommends that enterprises seriously consider cloud security capabilities as a replacement for, or supplement to, on-premises security defenses.
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Spam 2011: Protection Against Evolving Threats
Learn about the latest spam trends and email security risks, including blended threats, phishing and botnets, and how Proofpoint eliminates them.
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Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways, 2011
Gartner, Inc. positions Proofpoint in the Leaders quadrant in its 2011 Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways report. Read the full report, compliments of Proofpoint.
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The Phishing Threat: Phishing Attacks
The threat of email borne attacks is greater than ever with malware volumes increasing drastically. One of the most common, and difficult to detect, email threats comes in the form of phishing and spear-phishing emails. Learn about the latest phishing trends.
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Proofpoint MLX: Machine Learning to Beat Spam Today and Tomorrow
Learn how Proofpoint MLX uses the latest machine learning advances to fight spam. Includes updated information about the latest inbound email threats (including botnets, cybercrime and threats from social media), spam trends and the latest MLX advances that deliver 99.8%+ effectiveness against spam.
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Close the Zero Hour Gap
Learn about today's malware distribution techniques and how new technologies can detect and block emerging viruses within minutes of their introduction.
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Next-Generation Reputation Technology
Learn how Proofpoint's Dynamic Reputation technology provides high-performance email reputation, load shedding and connection management features.
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Private Cloud Email Security Services for Federal Agencies: Benefits and Requirements
Learn about six key requirements Federal agencies should consider when evaluating cloud-based email security and compliance solutions.
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Messaging Security Goes Virtual
Learn how virtual appliances can eliminate "appliance overload" by combining the advantages of hardware appliances and virtualization technology.
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Healthcare Information Management: A New Urgency
The unrestrained growth of digital information world-wide is making it extremely difficult for organizations to capture, manage, store, share and dispose of information in any meaningful way. Download a complimentary copy of the whitepaper Healthcare Information Management: A New Urgency to learn.
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PCI DSS 2.0 Compliance with Proofpoint Solutions
Learn about the challenges organizations face to comply with PCI DSS 2.0 regulations and how to overcome them to be PCI DSS 2.0 compliant with Proofpoint Solutions.
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HIPAA 2.0 Omnibus Rule Update: Keeping Compliant with the Latest Healthcare Email Security Regulations
On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a final rule (Omnibus Rule) modifying the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Breach Notification and Enforcement Rules. Here's what you need to know about the latest security, privacy and data breach regulations that apply to private healthcare information.
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Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways, 2013
Gartner, Inc. positions Proofpoint in the Leaders quadrant in its 2013 Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways report. Read the full report, compliments of Proofpoint.
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Enterprise Requirements for Secure Exchange of Corporate Files
Today's enterprise faces a bewildering set of options for enabling employees to exchange large files with other business users, partners and customers — ranging from email, to consumer-oriented file sharing services, to enterprise "secure file transfer" solutions. Read this Osterman Research white paper.
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Meeting the Challenges of HIPAA Compliance, Phishing Attacks and Mobile Security
Learn about three major IT security and compliance challenges that Healthcare organizations face.
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Financial Services, Regulation and the Achilles Heel of Email
Ensuring data privacy in compliance with government regulations and consumer protection laws presents a complex set of challenges for financial firms. Coupled with the rising sophistication in security threats, many industries are under regulatory fire in demonstrating accountability and addressing compliance requirements in accordance with federal and state laws. How an organization is able to store and manage their data, including email, has a high impact on regulatory compliance.
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Why You Need to Consider Cloud-Based Security in 2012
Learn how cloud-based security solutions can better protect your organization's data and endpoints, while greatly reducing costs. This 2012 Osterman Research report recommends that enterprises seriously consider cloud security capabilities as a replacement for, or supplement to, on-premises security defenses.
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Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways, 2011
Gartner, Inc. positions Proofpoint in the Leaders quadrant in its 2010 Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways report. Read the full report, compliments of Proofpoint.
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Outbound Email and Data Loss Prevention in Today's Enterprise, 2011
This report summarizes the findings of Proofpoint's seventh-annual email security and data loss prevention study, including surprising statistics about how large companies manage the risks associated with outbound email, blog postings, media sharing sites, social media, mobile devices and other electronic communications streams.
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HIPAA Update: Keeping Compliant with the Latest Healthcare Email Security Regulations
HIPAA and HITECH provisions are now broader than ever and affect more than just healthcare organizations. Here's what you need to know about the latest security, privacy and data breach regulations that apply to private healthcare information.
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Protecting Enterprise Data with Proofpoint Encryption
Learn more about Proofpoint Encryption, Proofpoint's easy-to-deploy and easy-to-use policy-based email encryption solution and why email encryption is a critical component of today's email security solutions.
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Federal Whitepaper: Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information
This Federal email security whitepaper discusses key issues associated with outbound information leakage, forthcoming regulations regarding the protection and tagging of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) in the government sector as well as archiving and retention policies mandated by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
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Regulations Shift Focus on Outbound Email Security
Learn about the impact of HIPAA, PCI, PIIG and other new government and industry guidelines on email security policies.
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The Critical Need for Encrypted Email and Secure File Transfer Solutions
This Osterman Research report explains key issues around email encryption, new regulations that require sensitive content to be encrypted and suggestions for moving forward with encryption and secure file transfer.
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The Need for a Better Way to Send File Attachments
Osterman Research report explains why email file attachments are no longer the preferred method to send files. Learn about new approaches to securely transmit large or confidential files, including Proofpoint Secure File Transfer.
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No More FTP: Eliminate FTP and Email Attachment Issues
Learn how Proofpoint Secure File Transfer makes it easy and secure for users to send large or sensitive files, while reducing IT admin and email infrastructure costs.
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Financial Sector Information Management: Data Rich, Information Poor
Proactively managing information within financial services has never been more important – and more challenging – than it is today. Tumultuous global financial conditions have given rise to two powerful – and sometimes conflicting – objectives: 1) to address data proliferation inside their firms, and 2) to enhance control over information in order to meet increased regulatory scrutiny.
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Healthcare Information Management: A New Urgency
The unrestrained growth of digital information world-wide is making it extremely difficult for organizations to capture, manage, store, share and dispose of information in any meaningful way. Download a complimentary copy of the whitepaper Healthcare Information Management: A New Urgency to learn.
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Why Social Media Archiving Should be a Top Priority for Your Organization
The use of social media in the work place is growing rapidly – for example, an Osterman Research survey conducted in November 2010 found that the typical employee spent just 11 minutes per workday using social media for work-related purposes, but that number increased near five-fold to 51 minutes per day by July 2013.
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Why eDiscovery Should be a Top Priority for Your Organization
eDiscovery is a critical process that occurs early in civil litigation matters and involves the exchange of information between parties involved in a lawsuit or some other legal action. eDiscovery has implications for a variety of activities, including the archival of electronic information, the ability to search for relevant content, the ability to modify content deletion policies, how storage systems are managed, how corporate policies are developed and risk management.
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Social Media and Compliance: Overview for Regulated Organizations
The growing use of social media in business today is undeniable. Social media is fast, ubiquitous, and in many cases produces measurable ROI to a business; however, it also poses significant risks that can become public and propagate virally. This paper highlights the main regulations that organizations in regulated industries should know when using social media.
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Top 8 Healthcare Archiving and eDiscovery Requirements
Healthcare organizations are faced with increasing archiving and governance challenges when dealing with the combined results of explosive information growth and growing legal, regulatory and financial burdens of maintaining that information. This paper highlights the top 8 requirements of Proofpoint's healthcare customers for meeting their archiving and eDiscovery obligations in this changing environment.
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Who Controls Your Information in the Cloud?
One of the lingering concerns for CIO's considering moving their enterprise information into the cloud is data security and maintaining control over access to that data. With the recent news about PRISM and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, existing concerns as well as a whole new set of concerns have arisen with renewed intensity and uncertainty. Learn more about how Proofpoint ensures that customers maintain control over their data in the cloud.
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What's the Business Case for Information Governance?
The growth of cloud-based storage environments, social media usage in business, and content that lives uniquely on mobile devices has only caused the management challenge to intensify. Given the realities of content that "lives in the wild", a new approach is needed that brings information under control.
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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving
Gartner, Inc. positions Proofpoint in the Leaders Quadrant in its 2012 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving report. Read the full report, compliments of Proofpoint.
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Proofpoint and Legal Discovery Business Brief
Today, organizations are utilizing archiving technology to address a number of business needs, including the need to more effectively manage the growth of information repositories, as well as the need to address regulatory reporting requirements. Learn how Proofpoint Enterprise Archive can help your organization maintain data integrity and manage legal risks within legal discovery.
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Cloud-Based Archiving vs. On-Premises Archiving
For companies faced with frequent or complex discovery requests, performance challenges for discovery are simply unacceptable. With the deployment of Proofpoint Enterprise Archive, organizations have realized significant cost savings in automating complex discovery processes, while reducing risks associated with manual, inexact methods.
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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving
Gartner, Inc. positions Proofpoint in the Challengers quadrant in its 2011 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving report. Read the full report, compliments of Proofpoint.
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Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscape for Email Archiving, 2012
Info-Tech positions Proofpoint as a “Champion” in email archiving, also awarding Proofpoint an Innovation Award for its “game changing” DoubleBlind Encryption technology. This report compares 11 popular email archiving solutions and offers valuable advice for selecting the right email archiving solution for your organization.
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What Every Enterprise Should Know about Cloud Computing and eDiscovery
How can your organization take advantage of cloud computing while minimizing the risk of complicating electronic discovery? This whitepaper provides practical advice on how to evaluate cloud service providers and how to define SLAs that meet the business, legal and IT goals of your organization.
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Why Email Archiving and eDiscovery Are More Important than Ever for Financial Services
This whitepaper discusses why financial organizations need to archive email and other communications and why they need to be prepared for rapid electronic discovery (eDiscovery) in the event of a regulatory investigation. Learn the best practices that financial services firms and other enterprises should apply when addressing these challenges.
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Email Archiving: Understanding the Reasons, Risks and Rewards
Learn what you should know when making decisions about your organization's use of email archiving technology to address legal discovery, regulatory compliance and storage management issues.
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Email Archiving: A Proactive Approach to eDiscovery
Learn about the key eDiscovery challenges facing legal and IT departments today and how businesses can develop a proactive email archiving strategy to deal with eDiscovery requests in the event of litigation, saving time and money in the process.
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Cloud-Based Archiving vs. On-Premises Archiving
For companies faced with frequent or complex discovery requests, performance challenges for discovery are simply unacceptable. With the deployment of Proofpoint Enterprise Archive, organizations have realized significant cost savings in automating complex discovery processes, while reducing risks associated with manual, inexact methods.
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Comparison Guide: Proofpoint Enterprise vs. Google Message Security (Postini)
Is your organization using Google Message Security (formerly known as Postini) for email security? Learn how Proofpoint can better protect your enterprise from spam, malware and data loss while reducing your email security costs. Download our free guide that explains how Proofpoint Enterprise excels as an alternative to, or replacement for, legacy email security and data loss prevention solutions from Google.
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Comparison Guide: Proofpoint Enterprise vs. McAfee Email Gateway (Ciphertrust Ironmail, Secure Mail)
Is your organization using McAfee Email Gateway (aka Ciphertrust Ironmail, Secure Mail) for email security? Learn how Proofpoint can better protect your enterprise from spam, malware and data loss while reducing your email security costs. This free guide explains how Proofpoint excels as an alternative to, or replacement for, legacy email security and data loss prevention solutions from McAfee.
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Healthcare Information Management: A New Urgency
The unrestrained growth of digital information world-wide is making it extremely difficult for organizations to capture, manage, store, share and dispose of information in any meaningful way. Download a complimentary copy of the whitepaper Healthcare Information Management: A New Urgency to learn.
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The Case for Defensible Disposition
Read this Proofpoint Information Governance Brief, The Case for Defensible Disposition by Randolph A. Kahn, ESQ, President of Kahn Consulting, to get practical advice on how to cost effectively manage the digital deluge and efficiently enable defensible disposition.
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What's the Business Case for Information Governance?
The growth of cloud-based storage environments, social media usage in business, and content that lives uniquely on mobile devices has only caused the management challenge to intensify. Given the realities of content that "lives in the wild", a new approach is needed that brings information under control.
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File Archiving: The Next Big Thing or Just Big?
This Osterman Research white paper discusses best practices for archiving file-based content and offers some recommendations about how organizations should manage the increasing growth of files.
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