Email Security and Protection

Email Security and Protection

Email is the No. 1 threat vector. Social actions such as phishing and email scams arrive via email 96% of the time, and these security threats are always evolving. Proofpoint delivers the most effective unified solution to protect your people and critical data from advanced email threats. Our complete, extensible email security platform blocks malware and non-malware email threats, such as email fraud—also known as business email compromise (BEC)—using our Advanced BEC Defence. It provides you with visibility into your greatest risk—your people. And with actionable insights, you can better understand the risks you face and respond to threats faster.

Definitive Email Cybersecurity Strategy Guide

The Definitive Email Cybersecurity Strategy Guide

94% of external cyber threats start with email. Download the Definitive Email Security Strategy Guide and get everything you need to stop malware, phishing, and fraud.

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Prevent Email Fraud

Protect against BEC threats

You can accurately classify BEC and phishing emails, malware, spam and more with NexusAI, our advanced machine learning technology. Protect your organization’s reputation in email fraud attacks by authenticating all your senders, without blocking your legitimate email. And automatically identify your suppliers and the risk they pose to your organization.

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Advanced BEC Defence

Defend against email and supplier fraud

Stop a wider variety of email fraud, including payment redirect and supplier invoicing fraud from compromised accounts. For these types of threats, you need a more sophisticated detection technique, since there’s often no malicious payload to detect. 

With Advanced BEC Defence, you get a  detection engine that’s powered by AI and machine learning. And it’s specifically designed to find and stop BEC attacks. It analyses multiple message attributes, such as:

  • Message header data
  • Sender’s IP address (x-originating IP and reputation)
  • Message body for urgency and words/phrases, and more

It then determines whether that message is a BEC threat. And it detects various attacker tactics, such as reply-to pivots, use of malicious IPs, and use of impersonated supplier domains.

Advanced BEC Defence also gives you granular visibility into BEC threat details. It provides the BEC theme (e.g., supplier invoicing, gift card, payroll redirect), observations about why the message was suspicious, and message samples. These key details help your security team better understand and communicate about the attack.

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Threat Protection

Detect and block advanced malware

Analyse email with our multilayered content analysis, reputation analysis, and sandboxing. Detect email with malicious URLs or attachments. And block ransomware and polymorphic malware. Re-writing URLs protects your users on any network and device and helps detect if a message has been weaponized after delivery.

Unmatched Visibility

Identify risky users

We help you identify your Very Attacked People (VAPs). And we provide full visibility into targeted attacks and your human attack surface, so that you know who is posing a risk to your organization. Through our executive summary dashboard, you can see forensic details of each attack campaign. What’s more, you get actionable insights, and you can prioritize and mitigate risk by implementing adaptive controls for your risky users.


Automatically Pull malicious emails with one click

You can remove phishing emails containing URLs poisoned post-delivery or unwanted emails from internal accounts that are compromised. And it can be done with one click or automatically, even if emails were forwarded or received by other users.

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Email Protection

Email Protection is the industry-leading secure email gateway. It allows you to secure and control your inbound and outbound email. And our proprietary machine learning and multilayered detection techniques help to dynamically identify and block phishing and BEC threats.

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Targeted Attack Protection

Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) helps you stay ahead of attackers. It provides you with an innovative approach to detect, analyze and block advanced threats before they reach your inbox. TAP provides visibility into your most attacked people, with actionable insights and forensic details of an attack.

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Email Fraud Defence

Go beyond email authentication to get visibility into supplier fraud. With Email Fraud Defence, you can streamline DMARC implementation. We provide you with guided workflows and support you with dedicated consultants. Get a comprehensive way to protect your organisation’s reputation in email fraud attacks.

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Threat Response Auto-Pull

With Threat Response Auto-Pull, we give your messaging and security administrators the ability to analyze emails and move malicious or unwanted emails to quarantine after delivery.

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Internal Mail Defence

Extend your email security to help detect compromised accounts with Internal Mail Defence. It can automatically scan all internal email traffic. And it provides a multilayered approach to identify spam, malware or phishing attacks sent via compromised accounts. It then removes these emails and provides reporting to show which accounts have been compromised.

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Email Continuity

Email downtime can be a significant hit to worker productivity. With Enterprise Continuity, you can  ensure email is always available. Even if your company email is down. It provides your users with full access—via Outlook integration, a web portal or native mobile support. And it automatically activates in an outage. It also provides you with fully automated recovery. 

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Proofpoint Email Protection

Protect your organization from spam, malware, and non-malware threats with our multilayered email security approach.

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