Information Protection

Information Protection


Information protection applies security solutions and other technologies, as well as processes and policies, to secure information. Protect your data against accidental mistakes, attacks and insider risk—across your cloud services, email, endpoint, and on-premises file shares. Leverage common classifiers honed over 10 years. And achieve fast time to value and optimize your end user experience with a modern architecture that’s easy to deploy and maintain.

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Find, track and safeguard data in email, cloud applications, endpoints, on-premises file shares and SharePoint

Content inspection

Get complete visibility into your data

Our dependable, automated common content classification has been honed for nearly 15 years. It identifies sensitive information across data in motion or at rest, and spans email, cloud and on-premises file shares. And you can easily comply with data protection rules across a range of industries, such as HIPAA, GDPR and more with our built-in templates and detection techniques. These include dictionaries, regex, Smart IDs, proximity matching, exact data matching, metadata tagging and file fingerprinting.

User behavior

Leverage the power of context

With context, you gain instant knowledge of the “who, what, when, why and where” around alerts and what actually happened. You know where files or data originated, where they are moved to, and through what means—providing you with insight into what your end user is doing. And by correlating your user activity and data movement, your security team is empowered to move quickly to protect against data loss and address insider threats.

Threat insights

Protect your data from external sources of risk

Having leading threat intelligence built into your DLP helps you understand if data is at risk due a user whose account has been compromised or is about to be compromised. Leveraging our Nexus threat graph, we combine Proofpoint threat intelligence across email, cloud and other telemetry to help you respond quickly in moments of data exfiltration, which is when time is of the essence.

Incident management

Streamline your incident management

You can easily monitor and manage your DLP incidents across multiple channels with visibility across content, user behavior and threat telemetry. It all happens from a single console. What’s more, you can quickly resolve incidents with both a detailed view and in-console, channel-specific resolution options.

Modern architecture

Experience fast time-to-value with a cloud-based solution

Our Information Protection platform is built with modern software architecture to support enterprise-class deployment. It’s easy to implement, cloud-based, and gives you fast time to value. You get visibility and enforcement for your cloud apps, leveraging our in-line methods, APIs, and isolation. And our lightweight endpoint sensors eliminate the resource-heavy approach of traditional solutions.

Features and Benefits

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Enterprise Data Loss Prevention

Address the full range of data risk from negligent, compromised and malicious users with our unique approach that combines content, behavior and threat telemetry.


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Email Data Loss Prevention

Leverage our pre-built policies and deep content scanning to easily detect and manage sensitive data in email.


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Email Encryption

Communicate securely through policy-based email and attachment encryption. Seamless mobile access and self-service key revocation mean transparency for users.


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Cloud App Security Broker

Risk-aware data protection and advanced threat protection for cloud apps such as Microsoft 365 (Office 365), Google G Suite, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and more.


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Insider Threat Management

Protect against data loss, malicious acts, and brand damage involving insiders acting maliciously, negligently, or unknowingly on the endpoint.


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Data discover

Quickly discover exposed sensitive and confidential data in on-premises file shares and SharePoint sites. Visualize and automate remediation.


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