Earlier this year our threat research team published its annual Human Factor Report, and the findings were clear. Chief among them: cybercriminals continue exploiting individual employee behavior because it works. Attackers are targeting how people work today over email, social media channels, and cloud applications.
With this as a backdrop, Proofpoint is pleased to announce that our Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) solution is now In Process for FedRAMP certification to help secure the public sector. The government-wide Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, provides a standardized approach for cloud product/service assessments and monitoring, which reduces an estimated 30-40 percent of government IT costs.
Unfortunately for federal agencies, the constant battle against cyberattacks is exacerbated by the use of email, which has proven to be the top threat vector. Because advanced persistent threats (APTs) are also more likely to target government and defense industries than any other single industry (40% of observed attack attempts), federal agencies have a serious problem on their hands.
The public sector needs a constantly evolving security technology partner to provide effective and easily deployed threat protection while adhering to its budget needs. Deployed as a cloud service, TAP provides clear visibility and control into all email communications, identifying threats others miss. It prevents malicious attachments and websites from reaching end users thru dynamic and static deep analysis and sandboxing, combined with detailed forensic and threat intelligence.
Achieving FedRAMP In Process status for TAP is just the latest milestone in Proofpoint’s continued commitment to providing the industry’s most effective security solutions to the U.S. Federal government. For more information on how we secure the public sector, please visit https://www.proofpoint.com/us/solutions/federal.
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