Small Business Cyber Security Solutions

Email Security and Protection

Small and midsized businesses (SMBs) are targeted with the same cyber attacks as large enterprises. Proofpoint Essentials is a cybersecurity platform that provides your SMB with enterprise-class protection, security awareness training, and visibility. And it gives you a modern, simplified management experience.

Enterprise-Class Cybersecurity for SMBs

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

Easy to Manage with Granular Control

Essentials Email Security is a cloud-based solution for SMBs 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 you with a granular breakdown of the specific threat types and frequency of cyber attacks against your small to midsized business. This type of intelligence helps your administrators easily make cybersecurity 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, as an SMB, you can rarely justify the cost of building a highly redundant messaging infrastructure. Essentials Email Security 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. Essentials Email Security helps you manage your data and maintain easy access for discovery purposes. And at the same time, it reduces costs and frees 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

Essentials Security Awareness

Essentials Security Awareness offers enterprise-level security awareness training specifically designed to meet the needs of SMBs. It helps to reduce successful phishing attacks and malware infections. And it turns your end users into a strong last line of defense. Essentials Security Awareness provides:

  • ThreatSim Phishing Simulations to understand susceptibility to a variety of attacks
  • Engaging, actionable training content in 35+ languages
  • Full visibility into employee interactions with simulated attacks and assignments


Enterprise-class cybersecurity for SMBs

Learn why Proofpoint is the leader in small business cyber security solutions.

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