Thoma Bravo is acquiring Proofpoint in one of the largest private equity cloud software acquisition deals in history. But what does this mean for you and Proofpoint?
Historically, private equity transactions within the security industry have meant customer uncertainty, slowdowns in new product innovation, critical business distractions, and possible fiscal constraints. Meanwhile, advanced, highly targeted phishing threats are moving and evolving at a dynamic pace. No organization can afford to miss a new attack or fall behind in their email security technology. As Proofpoint grapples with changes to its organization and management, less focus will be paid to products and innovations, leaving you vulnerable to attacks.
Now is the time to re-evaluate and upgrade your email security.
“Gartner’s 2020 Market Guide for Email Security (ID: G00722358) recommends security and risk management professionals: “Address gaps in the advanced threat defense capabilities of an incumbent secure email gateway (SEG)” and also “Invest in anti-phishing technology that can accurately detect BEC and account takeover attacks.”
Here are three reasons why upgrading to Area 1 means better email security.
- Better Detection Efficacy -Area 1 Security provides superior detection, blocks 30% more attacks than legacy SEGs like Proofpoint, and detects attacks 24 days before industry benchmarks. Area 1 stops threats missed by over email security solutions including:
a. Difficult-to-detect Types 3 & 4 BEC
b. Supply chain attacks
- Cloud-Native Architecture -Area 1 Security’s cloud-native architecture provides agile security with faster ROI over Proofpoint and other SEGs and improves email security TCO by 30%. The Area 1 Horizon platform deploys in under 5 minutes and requires no tuning or maintenance.
- Customer & 3rd Party Analyst Endorsements-Leading research and analyst firms agree that Area 1 provides superior security to SEGs. GigaOm Research rates Area 1 as a Leader and Outperformer in their Phishing Prevention and Detection Report and Gartner names Area 1 a Representative Vendor for Integrated Email Security Solutions.