Advanced Threat Protection

Proofpoint Email Security and Protection

July 11, 2021

Proofpoint Email Protection helps secure and control your inbound and outbound email. It uses machine learning and multilayered detection techniques to identify and block malicious email. It also dynamically classifies today’s threats and common nuisances. And it gives you granular control over a wide range of email. This includes imposter email, phishing, malware, spam, bulk mail and more. It also offers complete flexibility with custom security policies and mail routing rules. It’s also the most deployed email security solution by the Fortune 1000. And it scales for even the largest enterprise. What’s more, it supports cloud, on-premises and hybrid installations.

Email is the No. 1 threat vector. Social actions such as phishing and email scams arrive via email 96% of the time, and these security threats are always evolving. Proofpoint delivers the most effective unified solution to protect your people and critical data from advanced email threats. Our complete, extensible email security platform blocks malware and non-malware email threats, such as email fraud—also known as business email compromise (BEC)—using our Advanced BEC Defense. It provides you with visibility into your greatest risk—your people. And with actionable insights, you can better understand the risks you face and respond to threats faster.

Protect against impostor threats

You can accurately classify impostor and phishing emails, malware, spam and more with NexusAI, our advanced machine learning technology. Protect your organization’s reputation in email fraud attacks by authenticating all your senders, without blocking your legitimate email. And automatically identify your suppliers and the risk they pose to your organization.

Defend against email and supplier fraud

Stop a wider variety of email fraud, including 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.

Detect and block advanced malware

Analyze email with our multilayered content analysis, reputation analysis, and sandboxing. Detect email with malicious URLs or attachments. And block ransomware and polymorphic malware. Re-writing URLs protects your users on any network and device and helps detect if a message has been weaponized after delivery.

Identify risky users

We help you identify your Very Attacked People (VAPs). And we provide full visibility into targeted attacks and your human attack surface, so that you know who is posing a risk to your organization. Through our executive summary dashboard, you can see forensic details of each attack campaign. What’s more, you get actionable insights, and you can prioritize and mitigate risk by implementing adaptive controls for your risky users.

Automatically Pull malicious emails with one click

You can remove phishing emails containing URLs poisoned post-delivery or unwanted emails from internal accounts that are compromised. And it can be done with one click or automatically, even if emails were forwarded or received by other users.


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