Proofpoint Essentials for Small and Medium Enterprises

Complete Defense Against Today’s Email Threats for Small and Mid-Enterprises

Protect your enterprise from email threats including phishing, malware, spam, and other forms of objectionable or dangerous content with Proofpoint Essentials, the dedicated email security solution for SMEs. This cloud based enterprise-class Email Security, Continuity, Encryption & Archiving product is designed specifically for SMEs, backed by Proofpoint’s best-of-breed security and infrastructure and provided at a price that delivers value and cost-savings.

Advanced Protection against Today’s Threats

Proofpoint Essentials harnesses the capabilities of Proofpoint’s enterprise security technology and infrastructure, used by some of the world’s largest and most
security conscious companies, and combines this with expert knowledge and understanding of the needs of the smaller enterprise.

Proofpoint Essentials enhances security with spam and phishing detection, multilayer anti-virus, a robust filter rules engine, email continuity with emergency inbox, policy-enforced encryption, an email archive based in the cloud and managed in a simple and intuitive user interface.

The Proofpoint Essentials Approach

In order to address today’s advanced email security requirements, an effective email solution requires accurate threat detection, a SaaS infrastructure to enable control and flexibility for the end user and methods of keeping business email up and running at all times. Proofpoint Essentials leverages several techniques for this approach.

Proofpoint MLXTM Machine Learning Technology
Powered by Proofpoint MLX technology, Proofpoint Essentials spam and phishing detection offers maximum protection against email threats. It examines hundreds of thousands of attributes in every email to accurately detect text, image and attachmentbased spam or phishing emails, while automatically adapting to new threats as they appear. Proofpoint MLX Technology delivers the industry’s highest level of effectiveness
at 99% against all types of spam email, using the latest advances in reputation and content-based analysis.

Purpose-built for the SME
As a 100% cloud-based solution, there’s no hardware or software to install or to worry about updating. By filtering mail at the Internet level before it reaches the network, Proofpoint Essentials can save organizations considerable amounts on administrative tasks, bandwidth, end-user filtering, and even disk space on servers. We know time is valuable, so Proofpoint Essentials offers market leading technology without the management and deployment headaches. Administrators can simply login to the online console and manage all users and account settings from one single secure platform.

Multi Layered Anti-virus Scanning
The Proofpoint Essentials advanced threat detection technology enables our antivirus engines to provide clients with an unrivalled protection from viruses and other email-borne threats. All messages are meticulously scanned by our sophisticated virus engines, operating at the highest levels of accuracy, performance and effectiveness ensuring all known viruses are captured and blocked. For increased protection, Proofpoint Essentials additionally employs heuristics scanning technology to discover email threats currently unknown to the system and protects against these
in real time.

Threat Protection Technology
Proofpoint Essentials leverages the advanced power of Targeted Attack Protection, Proofpoint’s Industry Leading email analysis solution, to provide small to mid-sized enterprises with URL Defense and Attachment Defense, the only service that effectively detects, catches and sandboxes malicious URLs and attachments targeting this market.

Data Loss Prevention and Content Filtering
Proofpoint Essentials eliminates the risk inherent in individuals making security and disclosure policy decisions by implementing a user-transparent, centrally based, policy-driven data loss prevention filter. Users simply send email, and the appropriate action is automatically taken. Also the solution offers a powerful, customizable rules engine. This facilitates both content and event-based email management whilst providing highly sensitive levels of control regarding email traffic. The service allows users to control where messages are sent to and how they should be filtered depending on specified rules with full visibility and control of features.

Automated Email Encryption
Proofpoint Essentials Email Encryption is purpose built to help small and medium enterprises reduce the potential negative impacts of data loss by automatically encrypting email. The need to secure communications that contain sensitive data has never been greater. Fines, negative publicity and loss of customer trust await companies, both large and small, who lose confidential or customer information.

Never Miss an Email with Proofpoint Essentials Continuity
Smaller organizations rely heavily on email to do business but cannot justify the cost of building a highly redundant messaging infrastructure. A few minutes without email may be manageable but what about a few hours or a few days? According the recent survey conducted with Proofpoint Essentials customers, 74% of respondents said that email downtime would result in customer contact disruption affecting customer satisfaction. Keeping business email running as normal even when disaster hits is crucial to the smaller enterprise. Proofpoint Essentials’ continuity features make this possible with the emergency inbox, instant replay of lost
or deleted emails over the last 30 days and email spooling.

Social Media Account Protection
12% of all social media content contains security risks, including spam, malware, and criminal activity. As small enterprises look to grow their business by social media engagement, mitigating this risk is of paramount importance. Proofpoint Essentials can help. Social media account protection powered by Proofpoint Nexgate technology provides advanced protection for branded social media accounts across all major social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and YouTube.