Proofpoint Introduces V3.1 Advances to Messaging Security Solutions

Company unveils Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway 3.1 and Proofpoint Protection Server 3.1


Active Notification and Approval Workflow GUI
In most enterprises, content security policies are managed by a variety of business users who own responsibility for compliance or data protection. With the new Proofpoint Compliance Incident Manager(TM), Proofpoint 3.1 makes it easy for these managers to review content security violations and take appropriate actions on non-compliant messages. The Compliance Incident Manager notifies managers of policy violations and associated severity levels, so business users can easily and effectively review non-compliant messages and release, reroute, approve or otherwise dispose of such messages using Proofpoint's graphical user interface.

Simplified Digital Asset and Policy Management
Users of the Proofpoint Digital Asset Security module -- which helps prevent leaks of confidential or private information via email -- can now easily manage tens of thousands of confidential documents. System training and ongoing asset maintenance are now easier than ever. Business users can control which documents are indexed by the system using a standard "drag and drop" interface to watched network folders.

The new Proofpoint Enterprise Data Connector(TM) allows the Proofpoint Digital Asset Security module to easily integrate with filesystems, databases, content management, version control systems and other external applications to enable automatic indexing of new or modified confidential information. In addition, access control and policy information are automatically imported by the system, greatly reducing initial setup time and ongoing maintenance.

Support for Custom Document Types and New Detection Algorithms
In addition to the thousands of built-in document types that Proofpoint's outbound email security modules natively understand, administrators can use the new File Type Profiler to easily extend support to new, custom or proprietary file types (e.g., proprietary CAD/CAM formats). The Proofpoint Regulatory Compliance(TM) module has been enhanced with additional "smart identifiers" that detect CUSIP numbers (unique identifiers for stocks and other securities) as well as international credit card numbers.

Administrator and End-user Ease-of-use Enhancements
The 3.1 versions of Proofpoint's software and appliance solutions include a variety of enhancements that simplify setup, increase ease-of-use and reduce ongoing maintenance for both system administrators and email users:

Internationalized End-user Interfaces
To support the growing number of global organizations that have deployed Proofpoint, interfaces to features such as quarantine digest emails and end- user customizable safe- and block-lists are now available in a variety of languages including Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and Japanese. Language settings can be configured at the global, group and individual levels.

Enhanced Administration Interface
The Proofpoint Messaging Security Console -- which provides administrators with a centralized interface to all policy management, system administration and reporting features -- benefits from a redesigned and streamlined GUI that speeds up routine setup and maintenance tasks while simplifying access to advanced system options. Additional administration enhancements include an improved setup wizard for even easier installation, built-in video demonstrations of common administrative tasks, and simplified policy creation and management.

Enhanced Forensics and Analysis Capabilities
For customers in high-volume email environments who need to perform detailed message trend analysis or forensics, Proofpoint now makes it easy to export detailed metadata about messages to external databases or other analytic systems.

Ongoing Anti-spam, Anti-phishing and Authentication Innovations
Proofpoint's industry-leading spam detection capabilities continue to be enhanced with new techniques developed by researchers at the Proofpoint Anti-Spam Laboratory. This enables Proofpoint MLX machine learning technology to defend against increasingly sophisticated spamming techniques.