Proofpoint Wins Best Email Security Solution at SC Awards 2020

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Proofpoint was recently recognised as the top solution in the Best Email Security Solution category at the 2020 SC Awards. Trusted by organisations worldwide, Proofpoint Email Protection provides multiple layers of security to stop malware and non-malware threats, such as email fraud, while preventing confidential information from getting into the wrong hands.

“Nearly 95 percent of data breaches start with an email—and organisations need an email security solution that detects and stops email threats while providing visibility into their human attack surface,” said Ryan Kalember, executive vice president of Cybersecurity Strategy for Proofpoint. “Cybercriminals are systematically targeting specific individuals within organisations, not infrastructure, requiring organisations to take a people-centric approach to their overall security strategy. We’re pleased to be recognised as the top email security solution as it underscores our absolute commitment to people-centric security innovation, and the hard-won trust we’ve accrued within the industry.”

Winners of the Trust Award were chosen by a distinguished group of leading IT security professionals from SC Media's readership and selected by SC Media’s editorial team. Entrants were narrowed down to a select group of finalists before undergoing a rigorous final judging process to determine the winner of each category.

“Our judges considered many strong candidates this year for the Trust Awards category, but a select few stood out, excelling in key areas such as functionality, innovation, scalability, ease of use, cost of ownership, return on investment, and customer friendliness,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Media. “Proofpoint emerged as a truly heavy hitter in a crowded field of players.”

Proofpoint Email Protection helps organisations secure and control inbound and outbound email through an easy-to-use cloud-based solution. It protects organisations worldwide from phishing, malware, spam, and bulk mail. Most importantly, Proofpoint Email Protection also detects threats that don’t involve malware and are costing organisations billions of dollars, such as credential phishing and business email compromise. It assesses the reputation of the sender by analysing multiple email message attributes, including the sender/recipient relationship, headers, and content, across billions of messages.

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The SC Awards are recognised throughout the security industry as the gold standard of excellence in cybersecurity. With the awards, SC Media recognises the achievements of security professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities, and the vigilant work of government, commercial and nonprofit entities. Vendors and service providers which offer a product and/or service for the commercial, government, educational, nonprofit or other industries are eligible for the Trust Award category. For more information and a detailed list of categories, finalists and winners, please visit