Proofpoint are email security market leaders. Their Essentials security solution offers a single platform for spam-filtering, encryption, malware protection, archiving and continuity. Proofpoint protects over 50% of the Fortune 100, the top five banks globally and seven of the top 10 global retailers. Proofpoint analyzes more than 100 billion data points, 100 million email boxes, 200 million social media accounts, and 7 million mobile apps daily. Using this data, Proofpoint bolster their defensive capabilities, keeping their protection up-to-date and defending against the most recent zero-day threats. Proofpoint Essentials is designed at the small to mid-sized business market, while Proofpoint Email Security is designed for enterprise organizations.
Proofpoint Essentials offers strong and reliable gateway email protection, keeping outbound and inbound secure. The gateway stops a host of threats from attacking your business through email and within your network, as well as providing continuity, management controls, encryption, and archiving. With its easy deployment and adaptability, Proofpoint Essentials can be integrated with the likes of Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace, but also with your business’ pre-existing email servers like Exchange.
Proofpoint Essentials combines certified antivirus protection, along with URL scanning and attachment sandboxing, providing multi-layered inbox security. There is also a user-friendly search function which adds filters for users’ email archives, resulting in easier navigation. With Proofpoint’s market-leading threat intelligence, the software can ensure more accurate threat protection. Essentials also offers advanced protection against phishing attacks and insider threats, with options for granular policy configuration and reporting.
Essentials has the ability to host multi-tenant dashboards for MSPs, providing central management of your clients. Proofpoint’s support network for their partners provides a wide range of marketing materials and webinars with flexible timings. Proofpoint Essentials still reigns as a favorite for SMBs due to its flexible price points and comprehensive protection. We’d recommend Proofpoint Essentials for organizations who are seeking a robust, flexible email threat protection, with encryption and archiving capabilities.