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2020-01-22T12:44:00Z
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering Proofpoint Email Protection?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Proofpoint Email Protection, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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9 Answers
MD
Chief Information Officer at a consumer goods company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 10
2021-05-10T22:11:18Z
10 May 21

I would advise people to look at the options. It does what it says it's going to do. The only issue is the cost. I would rate Proofpoint Email Protection an eight out of ten.

GH
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-03-02T22:05:16Z
02 March 21

You need to be able to connect the dots on what the licensing buys you and what that particular module is to accomplish. Therefore, it behooves you to get someone that understands how the product works, what each module's intended for, what the licensing entails, and the cost-effectiveness of it. It's one of the top products out there. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of nine. It's just got the BC feature on it. If you get Defender for Office 365 specifically, that is the key to email protection from the Microsoft product. If you don't have that, then you will either have to purchase a third-party product or buy the add-on for Defender for Office 365.

HP
Managing Director at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-01-25T23:57:46Z
25 January 21

We're just consultants. We help our clients with this product. Overall, we've been happy with the product and the results we've gotten. I would rate the product at a nine out of ten. While I don't have specific advice, I can say that the solution is easy to handle and we didn't have any troubles with the initial implementation. It was pretty seamless. I'd recommend the solution to other organizations.

NR
Head of IT Department at a construction company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-25T12:30:00Z
25 January 21

My advice is that any customer who is concerned for his users has to look at Proofpoint. I recommend Proofpoint. You see a lot of attacks coming through emails. So I recommend Proofpoint for any customer, regardless of the size of the company. By the way, they have another product for smaller companies, the essential version. I have the enterprise version because I need more customization with more features. The smaller companies who have less than 100 users can go with the essential version, which is cheaper. On a scale of one to ten, I would give Proofpoint Email Protection a nine.

Sridhar Rudra - PeerSpot reviewer
Security Professional at Qatar Computer Services WLL
Real User
Top 5
2021-01-11T15:37:46Z
11 January 21

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Luis Brown - PeerSpot reviewer
Chief Information Security Officer at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-04T19:11:53Z
04 December 20

They're the best in the breed. I would rate Proofpoint Email Protection a ten out of ten for the capability of doing its job. I am happy with this solution.

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AM
Network Security Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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Top 10
2020-11-25T17:12:11Z
25 November 20

I would rate Proofpoint Email Protection a nine out of ten.

JE
CISO at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-07-22T08:17:20Z
22 July 20

We're simply customers of the solution. We don't have a business relationship with the company. I'm not sure which version of the solution we are using. The advice that I would give to other companies who are considering using the solution is to really test the systems, even for outlandish attacks, to see if it will hold up. For me personally, I actually have two Proofpoint accounts. I have a Proofpoint account for something completely unrelated to B&H and I was able to prove that's almost anything you think of you can do, although it might not say in the documentation or the people at Proofpoint might not think of that scenario, however, it's still a way to achieve almost everything you were trying to achieve with your email filter. The flexibility is unbelievable. And you could get very creative. You just need to be very careful to not mess it up. However, you could get extremely creative to accommodate real case scenarios. Overall, I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

OB
Director with 51-200 employees
Real User
2020-01-22T12:44:00Z
22 January 20

Our company is a direct partner of Proofpoint and not an end-user. Since I don't have too much experience with usage, I don't think I can speak to it as well as a typical user. We work with Email Protection and Targeted Attack Protection. We handle the on-premises deployment model. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten. I'm very happy with it, and even one year after implementation I haven't had any issues with it or had any customers who were displeased with the solution.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
May 10, 2021
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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OB
Director with 51-200 employees
22 January 20
The pricing is relative; it's not a fixed amount, so it's hard to discuss exact numbers.
JE
CISO at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
22 July 20
The solution is quite expensive. Right now, we're paying about $80,000.
Julia Frohwein - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Jul 21, 2022
If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Proofpoint Email Protection, what would you say? How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?
2 out of 19 answers
OB
Director with 51-200 employees
22 January 20
Our company is a direct partner of Proofpoint and not an end-user. Since I don't have too much experience with usage, I don't think I can speak to it as well as a typical user. We work with Email Protection and Targeted Attack Protection. We handle the on-premises deployment model. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten. I'm very happy with it, and even one year after implementation I haven't had any issues with it or had any customers who were displeased with the solution.
JE
CISO at a retailer with 1,001-5,000 employees
22 July 20
We're simply customers of the solution. We don't have a business relationship with the company. I'm not sure which version of the solution we are using. The advice that I would give to other companies who are considering using the solution is to really test the systems, even for outlandish attacks, to see if it will hold up. For me personally, I actually have two Proofpoint accounts. I have a Proofpoint account for something completely unrelated to B&H and I was able to prove that's almost anything you think of you can do, although it might not say in the documentation or the people at Proofpoint might not think of that scenario, however, it's still a way to achieve almost everything you were trying to achieve with your email filter. The flexibility is unbelievable. And you could get very creative. You just need to be very careful to not mess it up. However, you could get extremely creative to accommodate real case scenarios. Overall, I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.
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These attacks are inevitable and organizations need to plan for fast and secure recovery.  It's no longer necessary to take days or weeks to reimage hundreds or endpoints. Solutions are available that can restore systems to pre-attack condition in minutes.
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