Virus Protection

Email-borne viruses, malware, worms, and Trojans continue to pose a substantial threat to enterprise business operations.

Proofpoint's Virus Protection provides signature-based anti-virus technologies through strategic partnerships with leading anti-virus vendors, giving customers a choice of enterprise-class email anti-virus solutions. These world-class anti-virus engines are the same as those used in their respective commercial products, ensuring that a business organisation is strongly protected against dangerous viruses and other types of malicious code.

Proofpoint Virus Protection Key Capabilities:

  • Efficient message analysis: Anti-virus engines efficiently scan messages and attachments for potentially malicious code. Because Proofpoint Virus Protection is fully integrated into the Proofpoint platform, each message is opened once and virus scanning is performed in parallel with other forms of message analysis (spam, phishing, etc.). This in-memory processing minimises latency and improves the system’s overall scalability.

  • Continuous business enterprise virus-detection updates: As new virus definitions are created, Proofpoint's cloud-based Dynamic Update Service provides updates to all Proofpoint systems through a secure channel. This guarantees that Proofpoint Virus Protection is always up-to-date, providing your business enterprise with maximum detection against viruses and minimising the burden on IT administrators. Proofpoint's anti-virus partners provide some of the fastest product-ready anti-virus updates in the industry, and the Dynamic Update Service makes them available to business organisations immediately.

  • Integrated Administration and Reporting: Proofpoint's Virus Protection is fully integrated into the Proofpoint Enterprise Protection Suite, providing complete control over virus protection through a unified interface. It allows businesses to configure all aspects of virus protection, including virus filtering activity, detection and cleaning processes, disposition options, and reporting with the same interface used for spam and content compliance administration.

  • Flexible Policy Management and Message Disposition: Proofpoint Virus Protection makes it easy to define and enforce virus-related security policies for an organisation. Administrators have flexible configuration options to determine how message should be handled based on the results of the virus analysis. Messages containing viruses may be immediately discarded or held in quarantine for further administrative review.
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