Gartner has recently published their latest version of their Market Guide for Email Security. Proofpoint is named a Representative Vendor.
And we also want to share another big news about the recent innovations that Proofpoint has driven in the marketplace overall.
Email security is a critical problem addressed by looking at the entire attack chain.
Many of our customers have shared the need to augment and supplement the native capabilities of our competitors.
We feel, organizations need to address the entire attack chain as part of an effective threat protection strategy. Email security and world-class efficacy are critical but addressing the entire attack chain with Identity Threat Detection and Response (ITDR) is also important to cover the threats your people and their identities continuously face.
This is exactly why Proofpoint acquired Illusive in December 2022. By having ITDR address the middle of the attack chain, the intelligence and capabilities can also support our threat protection and information protection platforms for complete attack chain coverage.
Email security must offer flexible deployment options driven by business requirements.
In October 2022, Proofpoint launched a new Inline+API deployment option for all Proofpoint Solution Bundles. So, what does Inline+API mean, and what are the impacts if you choose it? Let’s do a quick run-through of what Inline+API provides:
- Fast and easy setup with no MX record change required.
- The same artificial intelligence (AI)-powered email detection and high efficacy that Proofpoint customers expect.
- Blocking of messages predelivery to reduce the risk of user activation.
- All the great reports—Very Attacked People™ (VAPs), Top Clickers—that you know and love in the Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) Dashboard and Proofpoint Nexus People Risk Explorer.
- Integrations like TAP Guided Training, VAP isolation and the CLEAR abuse mailbox.
To get more details about Inline+API and MX-based deployments, we encourage you to set up a Proofpoint Email Rapid Risk Assessment and talk with a member of our accounts team.
Email security is a broad solution that requires five key capabilities—and Proofpoint is the only vendor that delivers all five as an integrated platform.
|Email Security Requirements||Proofpoint Capability|
|Threat Protection||Protect inbound email from ransomware, malware, malicious links and attachments, business email compromise (BEC), supplier fraud, and phishing||Proofpoint Solution Bundles|
|Email Authentication (DMARC)||Prevent fraudulent use of your domain by implementing DMARC and identifying lookalike domains|
|Security Awareness||Implement a targeted awareness program with an integrated security awareness platform that includes phishing simulations and content based on real-world threats, a searchable content library, and an at-a-glance dashboard of program performance.
Provide context-based nudges via email warning tags that reinforce security awareness training
|Mail-Focused Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (mSOAR)||Automate removal of malicious, unwanted and user-reported messages from email inboxes, including forwarded messages.|
|Data Protection||Email DLP with prebuilt policies, file fingerprinting and Smart Send self-remediation; integration with Proofpoint Sigma.||Email DLP|
Let us prove our point with an assessment.
Email is the number one threat vector and a massive risk vector for breaches today, which is why it’s crucial for organizations to have an effective, integrated set of controls to stop phishing attacks and other email-related threats.
Evaluating your organization’s current risk posture is a vital part of the journey toward improving email security. With the Proofpoint Email Rapid Risk Assessment, you can:
- Understand your risk posture and uncover threats your email security solution is missing
- Gain visibility into who in your organization is being targeted by threats
- Discover how Proofpoint can provide the best, integrated protection against evolving threats
You can view the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Email Security here.
Gartner, Market Guide for Email Security, 13 February 2023, Ravisha Chugh, et. Al.
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