Proofpoint Email Protection: A Must-have in Email Security
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 18, 2019

Proofpoint Email Protection: A Must-have in Email Security

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Proofpoint Email Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection is deployed for the entire email domain. It adds stronger security protection and control for virus/malware, phishing, etc.
  • Ability to set custom policies and rules
  • Ability to re-route or block emails based on policies and rules
  • Proofpoint has a Dynamic Reputation feature which is more comprehensive in blocking IPs sending spam / phishing/ malware.
  • Handles spoofing and impersonator emails
  • For the cloud-hosted product, it is sensitive to disk space and database size for storing messages. If the size is too big, it affects performance of the mail flow.
  • The administration interface can be organized better for navigation
  • The Add Mailing List feature is limited as compared to a Distribution List or Listserv
  • By looking at the weekly metrics, it tells the story of how much Proofpoint has protected and blocked a lot of bad emails from reaching the users' inbox.
  • This saves from having users click on phishing links in emails and opening malware attachments which will create a lot of end-user support to clean and remediate all this.
  • It makes provides a shield for the organization's inbound and outbound emails.
Yes, the reduced threats as shown in the metrics of what bad stuff has been blocked from reaching the users' inbox. This saves a lot of potential problems that end up being remediation and clean up work for the IT department when users click on phishing links or open malware when tricked by the bad actors.
Fortunately, we have not seen much imposter attacks to realize the benefit from Proofpoint Protection. The trend seems to indicate there will be more imposters and impersonators coming out. As an organization, we have the imposter protection in place so we are prepared. As the Proofpoint Protection continues to evolve and learn the behavior and patterns of imposters, it will better detect and take appropriate action to safeguard the organizational emails and our users.
We used to rely on Google's Gmail built-in protection which is limited. For example, there is not much administration control around the spam filter and how it detects spam. We cannot make a custom rule or policy to handle spam. Proofpoint provides more control to the email administrator to easily create block or allow policies.
Proofpoint Email Protection is well suited for granular policies and rules to control and protect organizational emails. One major protection is the Dynamic Reputation - real-time filtering of harmful and malicious emails, including attachments. Without this Proofpoint product, organizational emails - both inbound and outbound - will be harder to deal with spam, phishing, viruses, and malware. It will cost time and resources of IT staff to deal with the issues that come with not being well-protected by Proofpoint.