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Proofpoint launches industry’s first cloud native Information Protection and Cloud Security Platform

Cyber security leader also introduces multiple people-centric advancements spanning its Threat Protection and Compliance Platforms, including Advanced BEC Defense, powered by the new Supernova detection platform.

Johannesburg, 14 Jun 2021
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Proofpoint (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading cyber security and compliance company, today announced several people-centric innovations across its three flagship platforms: Threat Protection, Compliance and the new Information Protection and Cloud Security. Available today, Proofpoint’s Information Protection and Cloud Security Platform is the market’s first cloud native solution that combines enterprise data loss prevention (DLP), insider threat management, cloud app security broker (CASB), zero trust network access, remote browser isolation and a cloud native Web security solution.

“People are unquestionably the new perimeter – especially as organisations embrace hybrid work and increasingly adopt cloud applications. Our newest people-centric enhancements fortify the human element against a heightened combination of advanced threats, data loss and compliance risks,” said Ryan Kalember, executive vice-president of Cybersecurity Strategy for Proofpoint. “Backed by Proofpoint’s machine learning NexusAI and trillions of data points across all the digital channels that matter, our intelligence is unmatched in the industry. We are committed to developing security innovations that protect people from today’s most damaging threats everywhere they work.”

Every day, Proofpoint analyses more than 2.2 billion e-mail messages, 35 billion URLs, 200 million attachments, 35 million cloud accounts and more. Today’s advancements span its Threat Protection, Compliance and Information Protection and Cloud Security Platforms, including:

The New Proofpoint Information Protection and Cloud Security Platform

  • Proofpoint Web Security: Available starting at Protect 2021, this is Proofpoint’s new cloud native security solution that provides controls and isolation when end-users are accessing the Web. When combined with Proofpoint’s CASB, remote browser isolation, and Zero Trust Network access solutions, organisations are provided a new SASE security architecture that can ensure access control coupled with threat and data protection for users accessing applications on the Internet, cloud services and private applications.
  • Managed Transition Services: Available now following the Intelisecure integration, this new service provides organisations with a trusted partner, with deep experience in migration and decommissioning, as they replace their legacy DLP products with new people-centric innovations.

Proofpoint Threat Protection Platform innovations stop BEC, provide people-centric visibility

  • Proofpoint Threat Protection Platform’s Advanced BEC Defense, powered by Supernova: Available now, Proofpoint’s Advanced BEC Defense focuses on stopping attempted business e-mail compromise (BEC) scams. This capability is powered by a completely new detection platform called Supernova. Leveraging inbound and outbound gateway telemetry, supply chain risk analytics and API data from cloud productivity platforms like Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace, it accurately uncovers even the most sophisticated e-mail fraud attacks, and is available to all Protection, TAP and P bundle customers today at no additional charge. E-mail fraud costs organisations nearly $2 billion every year – the largest category of financial loss in cyber security, according to the recent FBI Internet Crime Report for multiple years running. After only one month of deployment, Advanced BEC Defense has already prevented hundreds of millions of dollars in potential losses from BEC attempts.
  • Feature-rich Proofpoint Threat Protection Platform packages: Available now at three levels of functionality, Proofpoint’s Threat Protection Platform provides unique people-centric protection against e-mail and cloud threats, including ransomware, credential phishing, BEC and more. Innovations such as Nexus People Risk Explorer are available for P0, P1, and P1+ customers, and TAP URL Isolation is available for all P1+ customers.
  • Security Awareness Training CISO Dashboard: Available in early Q3 2021, Proofpoint’s newest dashboard will provide CISOs with visibility into program performance and peer industry comparisons to positively affect people-centric change.

Proofpoint Compliance Platform provides machine learning innovation and advanced collection

  • NexusAI for Compliance: Announced in May 2021, Proofpoint NexusAI for Compliance uses machine learning innovation to solve compliance-related challenges and quickly identifies compliance violations to save both time and material costs.
  • Proofpoint Content Capture digest-based data collection and storage: Available in early Q3 2021, Proofpoint’s Content Capture solution will feature enhanced digest-based data collection and digest-based storage and review in the Proofpoint Enterprise Archive. This innovation helps address pervasive data volume growth trends and enables digital communications content to be natively collected in full conversations – unified across channels and users’ identities – and not by independent chat messages. This functionality reduces review time-to-value while increasing accuracy in risk identification.

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