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Email Fraud Defense

Block fraudulent emails before they reach your employees, customers, and partners


Protect your email ecosystem from today’s advanced email threats including business email compromise (BEC) and consumer phishing.  Proofpoint Email Fraud Defense gives you the visibility, toolset, and services needed to authorize legitimate email senders and block fraudulent messages before they reach the inbox.

Features and Benefits

Increased BEC and consumer phishing protection

Email fraud is rife – business email compromise (BEC) is costing companies billions, and consumer phishing is at an all-time high.  The majority of these email attacks are also preventable.

Leveraging the power of email authentication, Email Fraud Defense protects your organization from all phishing attacks that spoof trusted domains.

Visibility into who is sending email across your email ecosystem allows you to authorize all legitimate senders and block fraudulent emails before they reach your employees, customers, and business partners.

Implemented with our other defenses, you can:

  • Prevent CEO/CFO wire transfer attacks and W2 scams
  • Block malicious emails that spoof trusted domains before they reach your employees and customers
  • Protect your business partners from fraudulent emails that steal your corporate identity

What is Email Fraud?

Email Fraud Defense solution can eliminate the devastating impact of imposter email fraud. Leveraging the power of email authentication, we enable you to detect, block, and respond to threats before they reach your employees.


Email Fraud Defense gives you visibility into your email ecosystem so you can account for and authenticate all of the email coming into, and being sent from your organization.  Email Fraud Defense not only analyzes and interprets DMARC reports for you, but also enriches them with robust message samples.  This 360 degree visibility helps you authorize all legitimate email sent on your organization’s behalf, and block fraudulent messages before they reach the inbox.

  • Stop domain spoofing email attacks targeting your employees, customers, and partners
  • Maintain the trust people place on the email communications received from your organization
  • Gain complete authentication visibility across your email ecosystem


Implementing email authentication ensures senders are who they purport to be and brings trust back to business communications.  Email Fraud Defense provides the tools and services you need to implement authentication quickly and confidently.

  • Automate the identification of legitimate email being sent on your behalf
  • Understand the reasons behind – and learn how to fix – each authentication failure
  • Gain ongoing guidance and support from Professional Services to efficiently implement email authentication on your domains and your gateway

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Email Fraud Defense enables you to quickly and safely configure Email Protection to enforce authentication on all email coming into your organization.  Take advantage of the flexibility provided by Email Protection to authorize legitimate email, even when it is failing authentication, and block fraudulent messages targeting your employees.  Plus, combining email authentication with Email Protection’s Impostor Classifier gives you a multi-layered approach to protect against every type of BEC attack.

  • Prevent wire transfer fraud and W2 scams
  • Account for and authorize all of the email being sent to your employees
  • Expedite authentication on the email coming into your organization

Get Started

Creating a DMARC record is the first step to protecting your customers, your brand, and your bottom line from email fraud.

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