Protect Your Business Against Security Threats and Online Fraud with Proofpoint Essentials Email Security

Enterprise-grade spam and phishing detection, multilayer anti-virus, and a robust filter rules engine tailored to the needs of smaller organizations.
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Proofpoint Essentials protects organizations from today’s advanced threats, compliance risks and digital fraud. It offers enterprise-grade security technology and infrastructure—used to protect some of the largest organizations in the world—tailored to the needs of smaller enterprises.

Enhance your security with spam and phishing detection, multilayer anti-virus, a robust filter rules engine. Stay compliant with policy-enforced encryption and a cloud-based email archive managed in a simple, intuitive user interface, and keep your business running with email continuity and Proofpoint’s Emergency Inbox.

Proofpoint Security Features


No security vendor stops viruses and other email-borne threats better than Proofpoint.

Its sophisticated anti- virus engines are highly accurate, effective and fast.

Because it runs in the cloud, it updates itself in real time and doesn’t require additional software or hardware installation.

It blocks all known viruses and protects users from phishing, spoofing and spear phishing attacks, as well as prevents following links to malware bearing sites.

Its heuristic scanning discovers and protects against never-before-seen viruses for added security.


Flexible online reporting dashboards and detailed email reporting is available with one click to give you actionable insights and more control.

It enables you to quickly and easily access relevant customer information and monitor results, as well as helps monitor customer usage and detect potential rogue users.

Content Filtering

Proofpoint Essentials intelligent email Content Filter service enables organizations to use a flexible rules engine to enforce email communication policies. 

Policy-based approach designed to detect confidential or inappropriate text-based email content. 

Scanning within email header, subject and body and detection of a large variety of attachments ensures employees do not jeopardize the security and reputation of the business.

URL Defense

Leveraging the advanced power of Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection, the industry’s most effective defense against advanced threats, stops and blocks malicious URLs.

It uses predictive analysis to proactively identify threats and catches malicious URLs before users click and get Infected.


Block data loss and comply with regulations.

DLP filters and DLP dictionaries and smart identifiers provide automatically undateable policies for lowest administrative cost and highest accuracy.

Users simply send email, and the appropriate action is taken automatically.

Always know where your private or proprietary data resides, including intellectual property, personal identification, patient information, financial information, and more. 


Advanced protection for your social media accounts. 

ProfileLock continuously monitors for unusual posting patterns and unauthorized profile changes that signal that someone has taken over an account. 

Social Media Account Protection automates the content and security moderation process and ensures that customers and followers are not subjected to malicious or inappropriate content posted to your social sites.

Spam Filtering

Powered by patented Proofpoint MLX machine-learning technology, Proofpoint’s spam and phishing technology efficiently analyzes hundreds of attributes in every email.

This advanced scanning accurately filters emails by examining envelope headers and structure, content, email sender reputation, images and more, to prevent spam emails, malware, other malicious email and attachment-based spam from reaching inboxes.

It saves time and resources otherwise wasted on unwanted mail and reporting.

Outbound Filtering

Outbound filtering ensures all email sent through the Essentials platform is free from viruses, malware and other malicious content.

It protects against sent emails that could damage your customers’ reputation or the security of email recipients.

You can also view whether an email has been delivered, bounced, delayed or rejected.

Zero-Hour Outbreak

This feature instantly protects users against new, never-before-seen email threats as soon as they arise, so your inbox is always secure.

It defends against new outbreaks before AV vendor updates with zero administration intervention required.

Attachment Defense

Leveraging the advanced power of Targeted Attack Protection, the industry’s most effective defense against advanced threats, Attachment Defense helps detect malicious attachments. 

Intelligence gathered by the dynamic malware analysis is used to identify and block malicious attachments that are designed to evade traditional security solutions.

It analyzes billions of messages on the cloud every day, providing global visibility and early protection for emerging threats.

Email Encryption

Reduce the potential negative impacts of data loss by automatically encrypting email. 

Create filters that automatically identify outbound emails that should be encrypted. 

When sensitive data is identified, the email is automatically encrypted. Security is maximized, without hindering end users.

Continuity Features


Email spooling and failover provides a comprehensive, extremely low-maintenance answer to your backup MX management needs. It preserves email metadata during an outage and delivers quick restoration of SMTP traffic to the primary site once recovery is detected. It is activated automatically without requiring any administrator intervention 24x7x365, so it avoids burdening IT staff by automatically detecting and monitoring destination server availability and deciding when to invoke failover configurations.


With the Essentials Instant Replay feature, end users can easily replay successfully delivered emails received in the last 30-days that may have been wrongly deleted or accidentally removed from servers. 

It allows administrator to provide a self-service option to any user who needs to recover individual emails. You can recover messages without the risks and headaches of email backup restores.


Our Emergency Inbox lets users access email as normal when their main email service goes down. Activated instantly and automatically, it allows users to continue using their email normally, without impacting productivity. It also delivers quick restoration of sent and received email using the Emergency Inbox, to your primary system once it recovers and 

restores messages to the email server with intact headers which can provide forensic data for archiving and legal purposes.


Eliminate data storage constraints and meet legal and regulatory obligations with Proofpoint Essential’s 10-year cloud archive, which ensures SMEs stay protected and compliant.

Real-time envelope journaling for local Exchange and Office 365.

Support for Microsoft SBS. Exchange 2010, 2013 and 2016, and Office 365.

Unlimited storage.

Storage and instant retrieval of as much as 10 years of email.

Territory-based archiving. 

European customers’ email is archived in the EU and our U.S. clients’ email is archived in the USA, supporting the requirements of the EU data protection directive.

Configurable retention policy.

Detailed email archive logs.

Segregated and secure archive per customer.

Tamperproof and off site.



The Essentials Interface services the management needs of all user types, including those who need high-level and group controls to those who want to give end-users more control over their personal account settings.


From administrative level login and above, unlimited domains can be managed through Essentials’ easy-to-use console. Each domain can then be managed independently or as a group.


Email logs contain a 30-day history for each user. Users can quickly and easily search the email logs for both inbound and outbound filtered email, including alias addresses imported from active directory or added manually.


Active Directory Sync for exchange and azure

Active directory keeps your user information up to date by automatically syncing with the platform.

Search and Discovery 

The Essentials email archive comes with advance search capabilities for the super-fast and easy retrieval of specific emails and attachments.

Fully hosted solution.

Provides fast results from multiple points of access anywhere in the world.

Saved searches.

Users can save any search they create in order to reuse it when necessary.

World-class search and legal discovery.

Support for multiple email servers to create one searchable off-site email archive.

Configurable retention policy offers high-availability option.

Legal hold.

Suspend disposition of email during important discovery events.

Easy-to-use search archive audit log. 

Easily understand what messages are being searched for including what actions are taken with each archived message such as exported, forwarded to, or redelivered. Easily detect and follow customer conversations and detect any previous agreement con rmed via email with little effort.

Configurable administration roles

Users in the email archive can be granted various permissions including end users who can search their own archive, discovery users who can access the archive for the entire organization and administrators who can make configuration changes.







  • Emergency Inbox
  • Email Spooling


  • Upgrade to Pro


  • Multi-level Logins
  • Domain Management
  • Email Logs
  • Active Directory Sync

per user / per month




  • All the BEGINNER Features
  • URL Defense

  • Attachment Defense

  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)


  • All the BEGINNER Features
  • Instant Replay


  • Upgrade to Pro


  • All the BEGINNER Features

per user / per month




  • All the BUSINESS Features
  • Email Encryption

  • Social Media Account Protection


  • All the BUSINESS Features


  • Upgrade to Pro


  • All the BEGINNER Features

per user / per month




  • All the BUSINESS Features
  • Email Encryption

  • Social Media Account Protection


  • All the BUSINESS Features


  • All the BEGINNER Features


  • Tamper-Proof and Offsite
  • Search and eDiscovery

  • Unlimited Storage (10yr Archive)

per user / per month