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They’re my last line of defense and they catch everything.
They’re responsive to feedback and updating their product.
I’m happy to say that Area 1 Security exceeded all our expectations.
|Proofpoint Email Security||Area 1 Horizon|
|ACTION TIMING||Delayed — relies on detection after active campaign or after messages reach inboxes||Preemptive — stops threats before they reach inboxes.|
|EFFICACY||Misses phish, BEC and highly targeted social engineering-based attacks||Accurately determines maliciousness and minimizes false positives without relying on large sample sizes|
|EASE OF USE/MANAGEMENT||Time-consuming initial setup, ongoing tuning and cumbersome administration; workflow process can be disruptive to end users||Deploys within 30 minutes; nothing to install or “tune”; automatic cloud-based updates|
|THREAT DETECTION & INTELLIGENCE||Limited phishing focus and intel; doesn’t protect against insider threats||Discovers and monitors emergent campaign infrastructure in the wild|
|SOURCE ANALYSIS||Limited – no phish indexing, limited infrastructure monitoring||Detects source of campaign; high-speed phish indexing; attacker infrastructure monitoring|
|STRUCTURE ANALYSIS||Limited message thread and context analysis||Understands message / thread context, message structure analysis|
|SENTIMENT ANALYSIS||Limited intent analysis||Understands full conversation and intent; relationships and social graph mapping|
|SURFACE ANALYSIS||Limited – requires additional products for broader surface threat detection||Protects against external, internal, partner, web and network-based threats|
|SCALE & PERFORMANCE||Limited – not dynamically scalable||Architectured to handle cloud traffic spikes; analytics processing and orchestration at scale|
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How Independent Analysts Compare Area 1 to Proofpoint
Key email security criteria ratings comparing Area 1 to Proofpoint, according to the GigaOm Radar for Phishing Prevention and Detection:
Report: Why Legacy Secure Email Gateways Miss Phish
Leading companies deploy Area 1 anti-phishing service behind (or as a replacement for) Proofpoint and other traditional secure email gateways (SEGs).
Why? Area 1 regularly discovers (and blocks) hundreds of thousands of phishing emails that are missed by Proofpoint and other SEG-based vendors.