Small Business Cyber Security Solutions

Email Protection


Small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) are targeted with the same cyber attacks as large enterprises. Proofpoint Essentials is a cyber security solution providing you with enterprise-class, people-centric protection, and visibility. And it gives you a modern, simplified management experience.

Enterprise-class Cyber Security for SMBs

Proofpoint Essentials leverages the same enterprise-class security that powers some of the world’s largest and most security-conscious companies. This visibility and security gives SMBs the protection for their greatest security risk—their people. With Essentials, you get:

Simple to Manage with Granular Control

Essentials for small to midsize businesses is a cloud-based cyber security solution that gives you the ultimate control and flexibility. You have no hardware or software to install; updates are automatic. The modern and intuitive interface gives your administrators the information they need to understand the big picture threat landscape. It also provides a granular breakdown of specific threat types and frequency of cyber attacks against your organization. This type of intelligence helps your administrators easily make small business cyber security decisions. And they can seamlessly manage all users and account settings from a single, secure platform. You get:

  • In-depth visibility into threats targeting your small business
  • Robust filter rules engine for inbound and outbound mail
  • Per-user controls and quarantine access

Business Continuity

You rely heavily on email to do business. You might manage a few minutes without email—but what about a few hours or a few days? Unfortunately, SMBs can rarely justify the cost of building a highly redundant messaging infrastructure. Essentials cyber security solution continuity ensures that your critical email always gets through, even during a partial network failure.

We provide:

  • 24x7 emergency inbox to provide users email access when the normal mail environment is unavailable
  • Instant replay to send (or resend) messages to your messaging server for 30 days
  • Email spooling and failover

Email Archive

Stay secure using our 10-year cloud archive. Small business Essentials helps you manage your data, and maintain easy access for discovery purposes. And it does this while reducing costs and freeing you from storage limits.

With Essentials Email Archive you can:

  • Import historical email
  • Automatically preserve all emails and attachments
  • Allow users to search their own archived email and forward emails to their mailbox
  • Perform complex searches across the entire archive
  • Export for search results


Proofpoint Essentials for small business offers the best cyber security solution for Microsoft Office 365. We secure your people and data with superior protection against cyber attacks. Essentials offers key differentiator that complement Office 365 by:

  • Protecting against malware and non-malware threats with industry-leading efficacy
  • Preventing impostor email threats with dynamic classification
  • Sandboxing malicious URLs and attachments
  • Protecting against compliance violations and information loss
  • Providing 24x7 emergency inbox in the event of an email outage


Enterprise-class Cyber security for SMBs

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