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Forrester names Proofpoint leader in enterprise email security

11 Jun 2019

Cybersecurity and compliance company Proofpoint has announced it has been named a leader in enterprise email security in The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Email Security, Q2 2019. 

The report provides a detailed overview of the enterprise email security market and evaluates vendors based on their current offering, strategy, and market presence.

In the Forrester Wave report, which evaluated today’s leading enterprise email security solutions, it was noted that “customers praised Proofpoint for its technology leadership, overall performance, and [data loss prevention] (DLP) capabilities.” 

Proofpoint received the highest rating in the current offering category, which measures criteria including email filtering, threat intelligence, cloud integration, incident response, and support and customer success.

“Threat actors are relentlessly targeting individuals through the email vector and the sophistication of these attacks is rapidly evolving,” says Proofpoint cybersecurity strategy executive vice president Ryan Kalember. 

“This validates our holistic people-centric security approach that integrates email security with cloud security, data security, and security awareness training.”

Email remains the preferred attack vector for cybercriminal activity, from low-level cybercriminals to nation states.

More than 99% of targeted attacks rely on the user to activate them, whether that involves clicking on a macro, typing a password into a phishing site, or simply sending data to a business email compromise (BEC) actor.

With accurate malware detection and blocking, coupled with credential phishing and email fraud protection, Proofpoint email security enables administrators to quickly respond to security incidents. The solution reduces potential information loss and financial consequences due to infection and compromise.

Rather than target high profile executives, cybercriminals have shifted their focus to identifying who within a given company has access to the information they want, and they are laser-focused on targeting those individuals directly. 

Proofpoint provides visibility into an organisation’s most targeted employees through an integrated threat dashboard that spans across malware, phishing, and email fraud.

With this granular data, security teams can better understand and respond to incoming threats and the campaigns and threat actors that are attempting to steal data.