Proofpoint Named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2019

Proofpoint Named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2019

June 06, 2019
Mark Guntrip

The continued focus on email as a threat vector by attackers continues to drive organizations to evaluate how they protect their people being targeted through the #1 attack vector. We believe that Proofpoint’s recognition as a leader in the Forrester Wave extends a long history of leadership in email security as awarded by major analyst firms. 

Organizations have to adapt to new threat tactics including malware delivered through URLs and attachments, as well as phishing and Business Email Compromise (BEC) which trick end users into carrying out a task or sending money or information out of the company. In this fast-paced threat landscape, Proofpoint offers the most effective protection against all threats, visibility into Very Attacked People (VAPs) as part of their people-centric product strategy and automated response capabilities to remove threats.

The innovation required to stay ahead of the threat landscape is fueled by around 20% of revenue that is placed back into research and development to constantly evolve the Proofpoint solution and keep our customers secure. We believe that our investment in market leading capabilities contributed to Proofpoint having the highest score in the current offering category of the Wave report. In our view, this proves the strength of solution that customers experience from Proofpoint.

Within the report, Forrester called out that customers praised Proofpoint for technology leadership, performance and Data Loss Prevention (DLP). In our view, Proofpoint offers several key capabilities:

People-centric visibility

As threats now target people rather than infrastructure, Proofpoint offers a unique view into which end users are being targeted, and with what threats. By delivering people-centric visibility, customers of all sizes can understand where to start to better secure their people and therefore their organization. Based on the threats being seen by an individual, different actions may be required to improve their security posture.

Threat Intelligence

Proofpoint email security solutions are powered by market leading threat intelligence gleaned from across our network, corporate and consumer email, social media and cloud insight. This combination of data, collated and curated by our team of security analysts, combined with our machine learning analysis engines helps prevent emerging threats as they appear. We also offer complete visibility into the threats that target our customers including detailed threat forensics, attack progression, screenshots of URLs and attachments hosting malware and details about campaigns, threat actors, vertical targeting and geographic targeting. We believe that the more usable intelligence we can give our customers the better protected they will be.

Compensating Controls

Proofpoint email security solutions integrate with our other offerings in order to deliver targeted compensating controls. This includes offerings such as Security Awareness Training (training on the threat tactics being used), Browser Isolation (blocking web-based malware and phishing) and Cloud Application Security Broker (extending policy and visibility to cloud applications) which can be deployed to mitigate the effects of targeted attacks.

Automated Response

Integrated across email, abuse mailbox reporting and data loss policy, among others, Proofpoint offers automated response capabilities to remove potentially malicious content from end users without requiring additional time and effort from IT and security teams to validate the threat, locate all instances of the threat and remove them.

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