How Proofpoint Essentials Offers Complete Protection Against Email Threats

by | Sep 23, 2019 | Blog

Proofpoint is the market leading vendor in the Email Security space. Proofpoint offer a range of advanced security products for their customers, including an enterprise Secure Email Gateway, Email Encryption, Email Archiving and Security Awareness Training. 

Jura Security has partnered with Proofpoint so we can offer the unique benefits of Proofpoint Essentials to our SMB, MSP and Reseller partners. This article will detail the key features of Proofpoint Essentials, and how it offers complete email defence for small and mid-sized enterprises.

What is Proofpoint Essentials? 

Proofpoint Essentials is Proofpoint’s product for small and midsized enterprises. It puts the power of their enterprise secure email gateway platform, into an affordable bundle for SMBs, MSPs and reseller customers.

Essentials bundles a Secure Email Gateway product, with spam filtering and anti-virus functionality with reporting and outbound filtering, with optional modules for email encryption and archiving. This means that encryption can offer enterprise level security in one complete package. This is a big benefit to admins, as it means they can manage multiple integrated security products from Proofpoint’s single management console.

Purpose Built For SMBs in the Cloud

Small and medium sized businesses are lucrative targets for cyber criminals, because they know smaller businesses are often less protected and less aware of security threats than bigger companies. They are often seen as an easy target, and can also be seen as a way in for attackers to target bigger companies. 

Many small businesses are moving to cloud based email platforms, like Office 365 and G-Suite. Despite the obvious benefits to productivity and collaboration, many Office 365 customers are finding that they require more advanced security than Office 365 natively provides. This means that small businesses are increasingly in need of powerful email security technologies to protect themselves, their customers and partners. 

Proofpoint Essentials is purpose built for small customers, MSPs and resellers, especially those moving to cloud based email security platforms. As a 100% cloud based solution, Proofpoint Essentials does not require any extra hardware or software to worry about installing or updating.

Essentials also saves organization’s time, bandwidth and disk space, by filtering mail at the internet level, before it reaches your business networks. It’s also built to be simple to manage, with no deployment headache. Admins can simply login to the admin console and manage all of their users, account settings and reports from one single, secure admin console.

 

Proofpoint Essentials Features

Multi-Layered AV Scanning

Provides customers with unrivalled protection from viruses and email threats. Employs heuristic scanning technology to detect unknown and zero day threats.

Threat Protection

Provides customers with URL and attachment Defence, which detects, catches and sandboxes threats before they reach user inboxes.

Data Loss Prevention

Proofpoint provides policy based data loss prevention that stops users from sending emails with sensitive attachments and data.

Email Encryption

Proofpoint provides automated email encryption to secure sensitive data that is sent via emails.

Email Continuity

Proofpoint Continuity provides an emergency inbox which keeps emails running if the cloud infrastructure goes down and provides replay of lost or deleted email for 30 days.

Social Media Account Protection

Provides advanced protection for branded social media accounts across all major social networks.

Email Archiving

Proofpoint uses Exchange journaling to safely store all internal and external email for ten years. You can easily perform searches and meet all legal compliance requirements.

  • Comprehensive admin panel
  • Single, secure login with MFA and SSO
  • User level controls and provisioning
  • Domain management
  • Email logs and reporting
  • Active Directory Sync
  • Complete scalability
  • 99.99% service availability
  • 99% spam filtering effectiveness
  • 100% protection against known viruses
  • Less than one minute latency on email deliverability

Benefits of Proofpoint Essentials

Provides powerful threat protection: The key benefit of Proofpoint is that it’s effective at blocking spam, viruses and malicious content like attachments and URLs. Our clients that are currently using Proofpoint are having hundreds of spam emails and phishing attacks blocked per week, that made it through the native security that Office 365 provides.

According to Proofpoint’s own calculations, having Proofpoint’s superior security in place provides businesses with savings of $30,000 per year, which is a significant benefit.

Cheaper than Office 365 Security: One major benefit of choosing Proofpoint over competitors is that it’s actually cheaper than using Office 365’s enhanced security products like Advanced Threat Protection, despite the fact Proofpoint offers a far greater level of protection. This means businesses can save money while getting a superior security platform, greater control and more visibility.

Seamless Integration and Smooth Deployment: Other email security technologies require complicated deployments and time consuming integrations to get up and running. Proofpoint is built to be easily and seamlessly deployed with Office 365. Deployment can be finished in just a couple hours, and your users can be automatically imported and synced regularly, saving admins a huge amount of time.

Extra Features: Proofpoint packs a lot more extra features into their Essentials packages that other competitors. They provide Email Archiving, Compliance,  Continuity and Social Media Protection, as well as comprehensive reporting and granular admin controls. This makes it one of the top choices for SMBs looking for a comprehensive email security platform.

Packages

Below are the Proofpoint buying packages. It’s important to remember Proofpoint is more cost effective than using the additional security provided by Office 365, and provides users with a far more comprehensive set of security tools. 

Security
Anti-Virus
Spam Filtering
Reporting
Content Filtering
Outbound Filtering
Imposter Email Protection
Data Loss Prevention
URL Defense (Sandboxing)
Attachment Defense (Reputation)
Attachment Defense (Sandboxing)
Email Encryption
Social Media Account Protection
Continuity
Emergency Inbox 30 Days
Email Spooling 30 Days
Instant Replay
Archiving
Unlimited Storage
Configurable Retention (Up To 10 Years) & Legal Hold
Powerful Search and Discovery Tools
End-user Search Access
Management
Multi-level logins
Domain Management
Email Logs
Active Directory Sync
Azure Active Directory Sync

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Security
Anti-Virus
Spam Filtering
Reporting
Content Filtering
Outbound Filtering
Imposter Email Protection
Data Loss Prevention
URL Defense (Sandboxing)
Attachment Defense (Reputation)
Attachment Defense (Sandboxing)
Email Encryption
Social Media Account Protection
Continuity
Emergency Inbox 30 Days
Email Spooling 30 Days
Instant Replay 30 Days
Archiving
Unlimited Storage
Configurable Retention (Up To 10 Years) & Legal Hold
Powerful Search and Discovery Tools
End-user Search Access
Management
Multi-level logins
Domain Management
Email Logs
Active Directory Sync
Azure Active Directory Sync

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Security
Anti-Virus
Spam Filtering
Reporting
Content Filtering
Outbound Filtering
Imposter Email Protection
Data Loss Prevention
URL Defense (Sandboxing)
Attachment Defense (Reputation)
Attachment Defense (Sandboxing)
Email Encryption
Social Media Account Protection
Continuity
Emergency Inbox 30 Days
Email Spooling 30 Days
Instant Replay 30 Days
Archiving
Unlimited Storage
Configurable Retention (Up To 10 Years) & Legal Hold
Powerful Search and Discovery Tools
End-user Search Access
Management
Multi-level logins
Domain Management
Email Logs
Active Directory Sync
Azure Active Directory Sync

 

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Security
Anti-Virus
Spam Filtering
Reporting
Content Filtering
Outbound Filtering
Imposter Email Protection
Data Loss Prevention
URL Defense (Sandboxing)
Attachment Defense (Reputation)
Attachment Defense (Sandboxing)
Email Encryption
Social Media Account Protection
Continuity
Emergency Inbox 30 Days
Email Spooling 30 Days
Instant Replay 30 Days
Archiving
Unlimited Storage
Configurable Retention (Up To 10 Years) & Legal Hold
Powerful Search and Discovery Tools
End-user Search Access
Management
Multi-level logins
Domain Management
Email Logs
Active Directory Sync
Azure Active Directory Sync

 

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Summary

Proofpoint Essentials offers businesses the best quality protection against email threats against other competitors on the market. It provides businesses with comprehensive protection, that saves organizations time and money in the face of attacks that are growing increasingly sophisticated.

Proofpoint provides better security at a lower cost, works seamlessly with Office 365, and provides protection against advanced email threats such as phishing attacks. Having an email security platform like Proofpoint in place is absolutely crucial for small and medium sized businesses, and Proofpoint Essentials is one of the most fully featured and complete packages, that makes it ideal for small businesses, and for MSPs and resellers that cater to the small business market. 

If you want to find out more about Proofpoint Essentials, get in touch with one of the Jura Security team today, who can help you find our more, get a personalized quote and provision your account so you can start a 30-day free trial today.

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