Learn Why Proofpoint Customers Turn to Area 1
Traditional Secure Email Gateways (SEGs) are unable to innovate at the pace of attackers. On average, SEGs such as those from Proofpoint fail to stop 30 percent of phishing attacks — particularly the most dangerous and highly targeted Business Email Compromise (BEC), supply chain fraud and ransomware attacks.
Identify and close your email security gaps. Request a free, 30-day Phishing Risk Assessment from Area 1 today, and see for yourself which phish your Proofpoint defenses are currently missing.
Proofpoint Email Security
- Misses Phish
Gateway-based defenses, which are tuned towards attacks of 1000’s, fail to stop over 30% of phishing attacks such as BEC and ransomware
- Inflexible/Non-Scalable Architecture
Deployments constrained by hardware/virtual machine limitations; efficacy suffers if not the MX
- Cumbersome, Inefficient Workflow
Time-consuming initial setup that requires rules tuning and ongoing maintenance
Area 1 Horizon
- Preemptive – Catch Phish Before they Breach
The only solution that stops phishing threats 24 days (on average) before they reach inboxes; blocks attacks of ‘1’s’
- Cloud-Native with Five 9’s Availability
True multi-tenant, cloud-native service; comprehensively stops internal, external, supply chain, cloud and collaboration tools-based attacks
- Best Ease of Use/Management
Deploys in less than 30 minutes; no tuning or maintenance required; automatic platform updates
WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT AREA 1 HORIZON
Reasons why organizations choose Area 1 Horizon over Proofpoint for email security
|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.