Proofpoint email security
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Proofpoint vs. Mimecast

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Overview

Elevate Your Email Security with Proofpoint

Industry analysts rank Proofpoint above Mimecast in leadership, innovation, and completeness. Proofpoint stops more advanced threats, more accurately with continuous detection throughout the email delivery lifecycle. Whether you're a small business or a Fortune 500 company, you deserve the best protection.

1K
customers trust Proofpoint as their strategic cybersecurity partner.
1%
of the Fortune 100 use Proofpoint to stop human-targeted attacks and safeguard their data.
1%
of the Fortune 1000 are protected by Proofpoint
Why Proofpoint

Why switch to Proofpoint?

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Superior Efficacy

Mimecast's disjointed product approach, leverages static rules for blocking and limited AI/ML for contextual warning tags, requires manual tuning and is prone to high false positives.

Proofpoint's continuous detection analysis includes pre-delivery, post-delivery and click time for superior end-to end detection resulting in efficacy of 99.999% and low false positives.

Advanced URL Detection:

Mimecast's URL detection relies on multiple 3rd party technologies for reputation analysis, leading to poor novel URL threat detection. This approach leads to URL redirect latency, poor user experience, and manual URL remediation.

Proofpoint's URL detection and analysis are driven by static analysis, anomalous behaviors, and dynamic sandboxing. Pre-and-post-delivery URL sandboxing prevents malicious payloadless threats from detonating in your user’s inboxes. Combined with automated URL retraction from all impacted mailboxes, your people and business are better protected.

Greater Threat Visibility

Mimecast offers limited threat insights based on third-party data. This limitation results in no threat campaign correlation, no Indicators of Compromise (IOCs), no actor tracking, no people-risk visibility, and no URL attack visibility.

Proofpoint provides comprehensive threat detection visibility. This includes targeting trends, campaign correlation, forensics, and threat actor aggregation. With Proofpoint's Very Attacked People (VAPs) visibility, you can see which threats are targeting your users and how threat actors are attacking them. This allows you to quickly identify the users most at risk and take immediate remediation actions.

Proofpoint vs. Mimecast at a glance:

Features / Tools / Products
Mimecast
Proofpoint
Email Hygiene

Conceptual Email Warning Tags

User-Reported Message Automation

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AI/ML-based BEC Blocking

 
Features / Tools / Products
Mimecast
Proofpoint
Advanced Threats

Attachment Sandboxing & URL Rewriting

Predictive URL sandboxing

 

Fully Automated Remediation (Attachment/URL)

 

Adaptive Browser Isolation for VAPs

 
Features / Tools / Products
Mimecast
Proofpoint
Visibility & Reporting

Delivered Threat Alerting

Detailed Insights/Forensics/IOCs (Attachment/URL)

 

Campaign Correlation & Attacker Analytics

 

Very Attacked People (VAP) Reporting

 

SaaS App Visibility

 

People Risk Explorer

 

Adaptive Controls to combat Targeting Trends

 
Features / Tools / Products
Mimecast
Proofpoint
Email Hygiene

Contextual Email Warning Tags

User-Reported Message Automation

*✓

AI/ML-based BEC Blocking

 
Advanced Threats

Attachment Sandboxing & URL Rewriting

Predictive URL sandboxing

 

Fully Automated Remediation (Attachment/URL)

 

Adaptive Browser Isolation for VAPs

 
Visibility & Reporting

Delivered Threat Alerting

Detailed Insights/Forensics/IOCs (Attachment/URL)

 

Campaign Correlation & Attacker Analytics

 

Very Attacked People (VAP) Reporting

 

SaaS App Visibility

 

People Risk Explorer

 

Adaptive Controls to combat Targeting Trends

 
The Proof

Proofpoint is the proven leader.

Mimecast lacks many capabilities and a solid roadmap to close these gaps. Modern organizations need a complete security platform built to protect people and defend data from today’s advanced threats. See why 87 of Fortune 100 trust Proofpoint to augment Microsoft 365.

 

"Mimecast delivers on malicious URL protection but offers a murky roadmap."
-Forrester

Forrester: Leader, strategy and current offering

Proofpoint ranked #1 in G2's Summer 2023 Email Security Report

Best Relationship Enterprise Summer 2023
Momentum Leader Summer 2023
Proofpoint G2 Leader Summer 2023 badge
G2 Awards
G2 Awards
More Reasons

Consolidate with Proofpoint human-centric cybersecurity platform:

Proofpoint human-centric cybersecurity platform can also help you consolidate your discrete IT security controls in critical areas such as: Impersonation Protection, Account Takeover Protection, Security Awareness Training and Email Archiving and Compliance to name a few:

Intelligent Compliance and Governance

Mimecast provides limited to no AI/ML capabilities for compliance and archiving to improve efficiency. With compliance monitoring or supervision, Mimecast relies primarily on detection rules to reduce false positives. Virtually all vendors that offer supervision do this at a minimum.

Proofpoint can apply ML from point of collecting data to performing e-discovery to supervising communications. We centralize capture across email, social media and enterprise collaboration platforms. We use ML to reduce false positives by up to 84% in compliance reviews and cull vast amounts of search results down to relevant, responsive data, helping reduce e-discovery costs.

Superior Customer Support

Mimecast primarily answers support tickets from a single geography, leading to delayed responses for customers in other countries. Business reviews and health checks may also incur additional fees.

Proofpoint offers a proactive approach with customer business reviews, configuration health checks, training, robust customer communities, and world-class support with aggressive response SLAs.

Resources

We’re recognized as an industry leader by leading analyst firms and customers alike.

Forrester Wave
Resource
Proofpoint Named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2023
Frost Radar
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Proofpoint Recognized as Market Leader in Growth and Innovation in Frost Radar™: Email Security, 2022

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