Proofpoint Unveils AI-Driven Email Security Innovations to Thwart BEC and Phishing Attacks

May 7, 2024
Proofpoint Unveils AI-Driven Email Security Innovations to Thwart BEC and Phishing Attacks
  • Proofpoint has launched two email security innovations aimed at comprehensive protection against social engineering and advanced email threats.

  • The solutions focus on pre-delivery defense against social engineering and malicious links, along with post-delivery behavioral AI-based defenses against targeted threats like internal phishing and email fraud.

  • Proofpoint's data indicates a high frequency of BEC attacks and malicious URLs, with over 66 million BEC attempts and 4.5 million unique malicious URLs detected daily.

  • The AI-based detection uses Proofpoint's proprietary AI engine and semantic analysis to preemptively stop emails with intent to harm before they reach inboxes.

  • Proofpoint's Adaptive Email Security integrates with Microsoft 365 to provide an additional behavioral AI-based detection layer, automatically quarantining threats and coaching users on email risks.

  • These innovations signify a significant advancement in the industry, offering organizations complete pre-delivery and post-delivery email security solutions.

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