PROOFPOINT Secure Messaging

California, USA
$500MN to $1BN
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Proofpoint offers Proofpoint Email Protection in the messaging security market. It is on-premises as well as the cloud-based solution, which blocks malicious emails. It prevents the organization from impostor email, phishing, malware, spam, and bulk mail. It also provides next-generation email security, threat prevention using multilayered content analysis, and enables the organizations to control various security threats such as spam, phishing, impostor email, malware, and others. It also provides visibility for message tracking, reporting, and end-user controls. The company offers email encryption that helps automatically encrypt attachments and secures communications. Request PROOFPOINT INC Pricing to get more information.


All the encryption policies are centrally managed and enforced at the gateway. It eliminates the administrative overhead of key management and helps comply with regulations such as PCI, HIPAA, PII, and others. Proofpoint also offers email DLP, which allows email senders to remediate their outbound policy violations. The various features of messaging security solutions offered by Proofpoint have placed the company in a leading position in the messaging security market.

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  • +7 Professional Services
  • +12 Email
  • +14 On demand distribution
  • +5 Real time distribution
  • +10 Hosted / On-Cloud
  • +11 Hybrid
  • +9 On-Premise
  • +6 Anti spam/Anti malware
  • +14 Data loss prevention
  • +13 Email Encryption
  • +5 Information protection and control
  • +7 On-Site Support
  • +8 Remote Support
  • +12 Web filtering
  • +7 Product Quality and Reliability
  • +10 Customer Support
  • +7 Financial Scams, Data Theft and Fraud
  • +12 New Threat Discovery
  • +10 Peer to Peer and Central Server architectures
  • +13 Real-time Reputation & Traffic Analysis
  • -6 New Product Launches
  • -14 Breadth and Depth of Product Offerings
  • -5 Product Features and Functionality
  • -7 Price Points and features
  • -5 Product Upgradation
  • -8 Scalability
  • -6 Focus on Product Innovation
  • -5 Number of Innovations
  • -7 R&D Spend
  • -8 Managed Services
  • -13 Instant Messaging
  • -11 Content filtering
  • -14 Global Security Analytics
  • -12 Others, please specify
  • -9 Parental Controls
  • -8 Privacy and Spying
  • -11 Tamper-resistant Fingerprints
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PROOFPOINT INC presence in Messaging Security Solutions

Proofpoint offers various messaging security solutions that help organizations mitigate security risks and make the communications secure. The company is highly focused on its R&D activities, as it has constantly been investing around 26% of its revenue in the R&D activities. The investments are helping the company to deliver innovative security solutions and lead the messaging security market. In February 2017, the company launched a unified security solution that helped detect and protect social, mobile, web, and email fraud and phishing. Similarly, in June 2016, the company improved Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) compliance review and reduced audit time by 35% with the launch of Proofpoint Intelligent Supervision. Moreover, in August 2015, the company launched Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) Mobile Defense aiming to allow security teams to stop malicious Android and iOS mobile apps. Proofpoint’s inorganic strategies of partnerships and acquisitions have also helped the company to provide robust integrated solutions expand its customer base in the messaging security market. For instance, in August 2016, the company acquired Email Fraud Protection (EFP) business unit of Return Path and integrated its solutions with Return Path’s offerings to deliver comprehensive security solutions. Similarly, in March 2015, the company signed a definitive agreement to acquire Emerging Threats. In June 2016, the company formed a partnership with CyberArk and Imperva to provide integrated solutions. Similarly, in June 2016, the company entered into a partnership with Splunk and integrated its solutions in Splunk security platform. In January 2016, the company partnered with Palo Alto Networks to protect customers from sophisticated attacks and secure data and content via email and social media. With these strong partnerships, the company has delivered robust offerings and acquired a significant customer base.

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