Proofpoint Introduces Advanced Email Protection Integration


SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Proofpoint Inc., a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, today announced integration with Microsoft Defender to provide organizations with advanced protection against email and endpoint threats. Announced at Microsoft’s Ignite 2022 conference, Proofpoint’s Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) will share email threat intelligence between Proofpoint and Microsoft Defender to improve device security and thwart attackers. The integration is expected to be available in early 2023.

As security teams strive to enable the remote and hybrid workforce while combating soaring advanced threats, more than half of global CISOs report experiencing an increase in targeted attacks over the past of the last 12 months. Proofpoint’s annual Voice of the CISO report, which surveys 1,400 global CISOs, also found that 50% of them admit their organization is not ready to detect, deter and recover from a cyberattack, many admitting that they lack visibility into the types of threats they face. .

“Whether it’s ransomware, financial cyber fraud, or cloud account compromise, more than 90% of cyberattacks begin with email, and that’s why inbox protection is always the best starting point.” start with Microsoft 365 security,” said Ryan Kalember. , Executive Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy, Proofpoint. “With these new integrations between Microsoft and Proofpoint, security teams gain better visibility into email and endpoints, while automated threat prioritization dramatically reduces responder time in the event of a threat. incident to investigate, triage and remediate threats.

The new integrations can be deployed in minutes via cloud-to-cloud APIs, ensuring joint customers can use their detection engines in concert to stop attacks. Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) will gain visibility into email threats through the Microsoft Defender API. Additionally, the integration will add new unique hashes to the customer’s Microsoft Defender custom intelligence. Once the Proofpoint IOC details are added to Microsoft Defender, an alert will then be created by Microsoft Defender if the associated malicious content attempts to run on the device.

Common customers turn to Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection threat intelligence to help security teams stay one step ahead of attackers by detecting, analyzing and blocking advanced threats. This includes advanced email threats delivered via malicious attachments and URLs, zero-day threats, polymorphic malware, fileless malware, militarized documents, and phishing attacks. These features complement Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, which provides preventative protection, post-breach detection, and automated investigation and response.

“More than 80% of Fortune 100 companies strengthen their Microsoft 365 security with technology from Proofpoint, and we’re proud to partner with Microsoft to help keep people and corporate data safe with our integrations,” said Darren. Lee, executive vice president and general manager, security products and services group, Proofpoint.

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Estelle Derouet
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