Compare Forcepoint Email Security vs. Proofpoint Email Protection

Forcepoint Email Security is ranked 8th in Messaging Security with 3 reviews while Proofpoint Email Protection is ranked 4th in Messaging Security with 2 reviews. Forcepoint Email Security is rated 8.0, while Proofpoint Email Protection is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Forcepoint Email Security writes "Efficiently protects against malicious email contents, but the reporting and dashboards need improvement". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Proofpoint Email Protection writes "Easy to use and set up with excellent anti-spam features". Forcepoint Email Security is most compared with Cisco Email Security (ESA), Proofpoint Email Protection and Fortinet FortiMail, whereas Proofpoint Email Protection is most compared with Palo Alto Networks WildFire, Cisco Email Security (ESA) and Agari. See our Forcepoint Email Security vs. Proofpoint Email Protection report.
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The filtering of the solution is very good. You can do URL filtering and, while you need a custom URL to filter under other solutions like Symantec, here the solution covers most categories and the database.All of the filtering features are very nice.The feature I find most valuable is the web, email and DLP integration.

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The anti-spam features are excellent on the email firewalls.The most valuable feature is the ability to remove bad messages that were delivered, prior to being classified as unwanted.

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We've fixed a couple of issues on the solution so far. It doesn't work perfectly all the time.The reporting functionality needs to be improved, as it is not customizable.I would like to see some improvement like cloud application and integration capabilities and the classification part is missing from the DLP.

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The solution could be improved with the addition of PLP and email encryption features.Proofpoint should have better integration with complex environments that need more than one instance of Proofpoint, as there are issues with nested instances.

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Licensing is a yearly subscription that is based on the number of users.

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9.0
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Compared 11% of the time.
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Overview

Forcepoint Email Security gives you the security you need by protecting you against multi-stage advanced threats that often exploit email to penetrate your IT environment. It applies real-time behavioral sandboxing, enterprise-grade DLP and other advanced defense technologies to identify targeted attacks, high-risk users and insider threats. Forcepoint Email Security monitors outbound email to prevent leaks of sensitive information, and it empowers your workers — in the office or on the road — to safely adopt technologies like Microsoft Office 365.

Proofpoint Email Protection stops malware and non-malware threats such as impostor email (also known as email fraud). Deployed as a cloud service or on-premises, it provides granular filtering to control bulk "graymail" and other unwanted email. And business continuity capabilities keep email communications flowing, even when your email server fails.

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Alphawest, Amadori, AudioNova, Betsson, Confartigianato Vicenza, Davies Turner, iGATE, Lake Michigan Credit Union, Landa Digital Printing, Northern California Bank, Scavolini, ToyotaBlocket, University of Waterloo, Lincoln Memorial University, WellSpan Health, U-Haul, Carestream Health, Westinghouse
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Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government12%
Media Company7%
Find out what your peers are saying about Forcepoint Email Security vs. Proofpoint Email Protection and other solutions. Updated: March 2020.
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