ProofPoint Targeted Attack Protection- The best protection you can buy!
November 17, 2018

ProofPoint Targeted Attack Protection- The best protection you can buy!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection for Email

We are using Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) to supplement the normal spam/viral email detection. TAP rewrites URLs to protect us and notify if a site is weaponized after delivery. Also, if an attachment needs further analysis TAP provides that service. We act on alerts by sending [them] to users and IT administrators to research the problem. Also we regularly use the TAP dashboard to see what is happening in our environment.
  • It is great and alerting us to who has clicked on a URL that could be a problem.
  • Also it prevents sophisticated files that would bypass traditional antivirus.
  • URL writing is a great protection for our users.
  • We have visibility who is hit by any malicious email campaign.
  • Sometimes alerts are hard to read.
  • Automatic removal of messages should be included in the product.
  • It is costly...if it was part of the base product and all email gateway customers the cost should be lower. In the end a C level person doesn't care if a message was stopped (or allowed) because of a separate component.
  • Stopped infections.
  • Stopped phishing
  • Increased visibility to email.
We felt like both Mimecast and ProofPoint solutions are comparable, but ProofPoint has higher ratings. We wanted the best available solution to protect our people from the largest attach vector.
It protects users from advanced attacks either with files or URLs exceptionally well. I feel like its a mandatory component and wish it was included in the spam/virus product. In a high security company where attachments were blocked it would not be necessary. Overall there are many more positives than negatives from Targeted Attack Protection.