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Information Technology Help Desk Technician at a consumer goods company with 51-200 employees

The solution offers very good flexibility. You can blacklist or whitelist with ease.

Their entire dashboard is excellent. It's completely user-friendly, it's easy to navigate. Anything you need to get done, you can do right from the dashboard, which is incredible. 

What makes it so easy is the features of Proofpoint and how secure it is. 

You could have no IT experience and go in there and control Proofpoint. If your company says "Hey, we need somebody to control Proofpoint," you could hire a kid out of high school to learn it. That's how easy it is.

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Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

There's Microsoft Office 365 email protection. The one good thing they have over Microsoft is their incredible search engine. That's why our clients like it. They like the search engine because they can search anything to do with their messages incredibly easily. This allows them to find troubleshooting issues. That's a big selling point.

There are some tools within it that are amazing. Even from a configuration standpoint, it's a hardened system. It's never been penetrated, so that's another great feature about Proofpoint.

They handle combined attacks. Defender for Office 365 does this as well. For instance, if you have an obfuscated URL embedded into an email and the email looks very legitimate, they can track that. Provepoint offers the same flexibility when combined with Office 365 as well. You can do your spam scores, and you can set up policies for people. From here, they can make a decision whether to select a spam policy or not. You can do the same thing with a lot of products, but Proofpoint makes it easy.

They all have quarantines where you can release messages. They're all very on par with each other. However, if you don't have Defender for Office 365, the feature parity is just not there. But there are lots of selling points, Proofpoint, in particular, takes care of. Still, they have a business continuity piece that is lacking in the Office 365 suite.

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Head of IT Department at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I like all the features with Proofpoint, such as how it filters the spam and marketing mail, lost reality mail, blocks phishing attacks, blocks malicious attachments, and stops phishing links. Also it can defend against the business email compromise impersonation technique. It is a complete solution for all email attacks. It filters for the bad, malicious attachments. If there is any executable file, it can be deleted. It is a good, complete solution.

Additionally, the user interface is good, it's easy to use. Whoever has good technical skills can understand it. Even the normal user can handle this solution easily. By the way, I was using Symantec Messaging Gateway. I don't recommended it at all, it makes a lot of issues. A lot of false positives were happening. So I started evaluating Proofpoint and Mimecast. Both products are okay, but I liked Proofpoint more because I saw that it has a high accuracy, offers a very good service, and their support is amazing. So as a whole product, I preferred Proofpoint. But Mimecast is also good.

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Buyer's Guide
Proofpoint Email Protection
June 2022
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Chief Information Officer at a consumer goods company with 51-200 employees

The setup was easy.

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Sheikh Rehan - PeerSpot reviewer
Data Security Engineer at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

The value for us is that we now have much better control over emails, especially those sent via Office 365 on the cloud. We've configured it so that all emails go to Proofpoint and are quarantined or encrypted. I believe the quarantine email function is very rare to find in other solutions. It's a powerful tool and I believe cost effective.

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Luis Brown - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Security Officer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

Its anti-phishing functionality is very valuable to the organization.  As outlined above, we are able to automatically respond to Phishing Reports as well as stop as much as 80% of most Phishing Attacks at the front end leaving only a small percentage to be handled after the fact.

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CISO at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees

The URL rewrites on the solution are excellent.

The system offers good flexibility.

The initial implementation is pretty easy to handle.

The solution is quite reliable and doesn't fail.

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reviewer1620072 - PeerSpot reviewer

The state-of-the-art security is the solution's most valuable aspect. 

The solution scales quite well.

The product offers very good value for money.

The solution is very easy to handle overall.

The implementation process is simple and straightforward.

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Sridhar Rudra - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Professional at Qatar Computer Services WLL

The most valuable features are the business email compromise protection and targeted attack prevention.

With Proofpoint, you have this targeted attack feature wherein you can protect them from specifically targeting high profile users of an organization.

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Information Technology Security Risk Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Proofpoint Email Protection's detection for true positives are great. False negatives or type two errors are very low. Type one errors are acceptable and this capability is the one that allows the least amount of spam to enter.

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Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The sandbox update is very accurate.

They have customized security rules, mature rules, anti-virus protection, as well as email authentication similar to SPF, DKIM, and DMARC.

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General contador at Dicofra

The most valuable features of Proofpoint Email Protection are ease of use, data loss prevention, antivirus, and spam protection. 

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The most valuable feature of this solution is that it's a one-stop shop for email protection.

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Buyer's Guide
Proofpoint Email Protection
June 2022
Learn what your peers think about Proofpoint Email Protection. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: June 2022.
610,229 professionals have used our research since 2012.