Proofpoint Partners with the Global Cyber Alliance to Combat Cybercrime

November 01, 2016
Proofpoint Staff

Today, Proofpoint is pleased to announce its partnership with the Global Cyber Alliance (GCA). Founded in 2015 by the New York County District Attorney’s Office, the City of London Police, and the Center for Internet Security, GCA’s mission is to confront, address and prevent malicious cyber activity.

One initiative core to both Proofpoint and GCA’s strategic priorities is encouraging the adoption of the DMARC (domain-based message authentication reporting and conformance) standard to fight today’s sophisticated business email compromise (BEC) and consumer phishing scams. In fact, studies consistently find that 90-95 percent of today’s advanced attacks involve email.  

“The Global Cyber Alliance is pleased to welcome Proofpoint as a partner. Proofpoint brings in-depth expertise and visibility of the email ecosystem, and in particular, the phishing and email fraud tactics used by cybercriminals. We look forward to a continued partnership to fight phishing and protect people online,” said Philip Reitinger, GCA President & CEO.

As advanced threats increase in frequency and sophistication, it’s never been more important to secure your organization's email. Targeted phishing attacks that do not include a payload (that is, a URL or attachment) are more difficult to detect. These attacks steal corporate identities and use spoofed email addresses to trick enterprise users. A leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways for seven consecutive years, Proofpoint was one of the first vendors to check the authenticity of the email sender with DMARC.

“The Global Cyber Alliance champions the values we advocate: to protect people, data and brands against today’s most advanced threats. As a company trusted by more than 50 percent of the global Fortune 100, we are looking forward to helping GCA members fight the next wave of BEC and consumer targeted phishing attacks,” said Robert Holmes, Proofpoint’s vice president of Email Security Products.

To learn more about how Proofpoint protects the email channel, please visit www.proofpoint.com/BEC.

The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between Proofpoint and any other company.

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