Proofpoint Tops KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Email Security 

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Email is the primary threat vector for cybersecurity threats. And these days, many malware, phishing and social engineering schemes target your people. The 2023 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report notes that 74% of all data breaches include a human element. Threats are constantly evolving, too. It doesn’t matter how sophisticated or complex your business is, it is a daunting task to protect your people from modern threats. 

At Proofpoint, we understand how critical it is for any business to protect its people from today’s email threats. That’s why we innovate every day. Recently, the industry has once again recognized our efforts to help our customers protect their people and their businesses. This time, our email security was recognized by major industry analyst firm KuppingerCole.  

Here is what they said about Proofpoint Threat Protection—and what makes it stand out from the competition.   

Proofpoint named an Overall Leader 

KuppingerCole just named Proofpoint an Overall Leader in the KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Email Security Report, 2023. This is the third time in the past year that our email security has been named a leader by a major industry analyst firm. This recognition “triple crown” is the direct result of our commitment to helping businesses protect their people from modern email threats and change user behavior for the better. It keeps us innovating year after year.   

In the report from KuppingerCole, Proofpoint Threat Protection received the highest “strong positive” rating in all categories, including: 

  • Security 
  • Functionality 
  • Deployment 
  • Interoperability 
  • Usability 

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With its ratings, KuppingerCole positioned Proofpoint as a leader in all evaluation categories, including product, technology, innovation and market.  

KuppingerCole names Proofpoint leader in the product, technology, innovation, and market categories

KuppingerCole named Proofpoint a leader in the product, technology, innovation and market categories. 

What makes Proofpoint stand out 

Here is a closer look at how we can help you protect your people from advanced email threats.  

Stop the widest variety of threats with accuracy 

Proofpoint uses a multilayered detection stack to identify a wide array of email threats with accuracy. Because we have a broad set of detection technology, we can apply the right technique to the right threat. For example, we have robust sandbox technology to detect URL-based threats, like quick response codes (QR Codes) and behavioral analysis for business email compromise (BEC) and telephone-oriented attack delivery (TOAD)  threats.  

Our machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) models are trained by our experts using one of the richest sets of data in the industry. This ensures we provide superior accuracy. Every year, we analyze more than 3 trillion messages across our 230,000+ customer, global ecosystem.  

Our modular detection stack enables agility and speed to adapt to changes in the threat landscape. It allows us to quickly deploy new models to address new threats like BEC, TOAD and QR Codes. And it enables us to tune our existing detection models more frequently. 

Prevent email threats before they reach your people’s inboxes  

Predelivery detection from Proofpoint stops known and emerging threats at the front door of your business—not after they are delivered. 

Proofpoint threat intelligence and research found that nearly 1 in 7 malicious URL clicks happen within one minute of an email’s arrival. That’s why predelivery protection is so critical. If a threat ends up in your users’ inboxes, it increases your risk of a cyberattack or data breach.  

We analyze all messages, links and attachments with our robust detection stack before they can reach an inbox. This analysis, combined with our predelivery sandboxing and behavioral analysis of suspicious QR codes, allows us to stop malicious messages before they become a risk to your business. 

Gain actionable insights into your human risks 

Proofpoint quantifies your people’s risk so that you can prioritize budget and resources to focus on real risks to your business. We provide unique insight into who your Very Attacked People™ are, and the specific threats that target them. You can use that insight to implement targeted controls like browser isolation and security awareness training to help reduce people risk. 

Get timely threat intelligence 

Proofpoint provides rich threat intelligence that can help you stay ahead of the ever-changing threat landscape. We are your early-warning threat detection system. On a daily basis, our dedicated threat researchers investigate threats and identify shifts in tactics and new trends. They keep a close eye on threat actor activity like Advanced Persistence Threats (APTs) as well. 

The executive-level, global and vertical threat overview information that we provide can help your business stay informed about the email threat landscape. We supply detailed insights on the specific threat actors that target your business and how their tactics and techniques evolve. All of this insight can help your security team to stay one step ahead of bad actors. 

Automate threat investigation and remediation 

Proofpoint automatically detects and remediates malicious and unwanted emails post-delivery. That helps to speed up incident response. And it offloads highly manual incident triage tasks for your teams. Combined with frictionless end-user reporting via email warning tags and an email client add-in button, we can completely automate the workflow for your abuse mailbox.  

You can also integrate email threat events with your existing security ecosystem. For example, you can integrate threat events with your SIEM and correlate email attack events with other data points across your business. This can help you speed up incident response times and expedite the remediation of emerging threats.    

Change unsafe behaviors and build user resilience 

Proofpoint helps you mitigate people risk in other ways, too. We can support your efforts to change your users’ unsafe behavior and help them build sustainable security habits. And we can help you to empower your people to be resilient against trending threats.  

We integrate our threat intelligence and people risk insights so that you can deliver targeted content and simulations that are based on real-world threats. We make it easy for your users to report suspicious messages, including from mobile devices. And we measure behavioral metrics that matter like reporting rates for real-world threats—not just simulations.  

Get the Leadership Compass report 

Being recognized by industry leaders like KuppingerCole is an honor. It reflects how committed we are to delivering comprehensive and highly effective email security that protects your people and organization.  

Want more insights into the Proofpoint Threat Protection solution? Download a free copy of the report, KuppingerCole Leadership Compass for Email Security Report, 2023.