Email Protection

Email Security and Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection is the industry-leading email gateway, which can be deployed as a cloud service or on premises. It catches both known and unknown threats that others miss. Powered by NexusAI, our advanced machine learning technology, Email Protection accurately classifies various types of email. And it detects and blocks threats that don’t involve malicious payload, such as business email compromise (BEC), using our Advanced BEC Defense. You can also automatically tag suspicious email to help raise user awareness. And you can track down any email in seconds. Plus, our granular email filtering controls spam, bulk graymail and other unwanted email.

Definitive Email Cybersecurity Strategy Guide

The Definitive Email Cybersecurity Strategy Guide

94% of external cyber threats start with email. Download the Definitive Email Security Strategy Guide and get everything you need to stop malware, phishing, and fraud.

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Advanced BEC Defense

Phishing, BEC and email fraud protection

Proofpoint Advanced BEC Defense powered by NexusAI is designed to stop a wide variety of email fraud. This includes payment redirect and supplier invoicing fraud from compromised accounts. For these types of threats, you need a more sophisticated detection technique, since there’s often no malicious payload to detect.

With Advanced BEC Defense, you get a detection engine that’s powered by AI and machine learning. And it’s specifically designed to find and stop BEC attacks. It analyzes multiple message attributes, such as:

  • Message header data
  • Sender’s IP address (x-originating IP and reputation)
  • Message body for urgency and words/phrases, and more

It then determines whether that message is a BEC threat. And it detects various attacker tactics, such as reply-to pivots, use of malicious IPs, and use of impersonated supplier domains.

Advanced BEC Defense also gives you granular visibility into BEC threat details. It provides the BEC theme (e.g., supplier invoicing, gift card, payroll redirect), observations about why the message was suspicious, and message samples. These key details help your security team better understand and communicate about the attack.

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Block malicious email

Multilayered detection

We use multilayered detection techniques, including reputation and content analysis, to help you defend against constantly evolving threats. With Email Protection, you get dynamic classification of a wide variety of emails. These include phishing, malware, BEC threats, bulk email, spam and more.

Empower Your People

Email warning tags with report suspicious

Proofpoint can automatically tag suspicious emails and allow your users to report directly from the tag. This reduces risk by empowering your people to more easily report suspicious messages.

Track down email in seconds

Smart search

Pinpoint hard-to-find log data based on dozens of search criteria. You can also swiftly trace where emails come from and go to.

Classify and quarantine email

Gain Granular control of unwanted email

Identify graymail (e.g., newsletters and bulk mail) with our granular email filtering. And give your users individual control over their low-priority emails. This also helps to reduce your IT overhead.

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