Proofpoint Alternative

A comparison of Proofpoint Email Security vs Censornet’s Email Security, as part of its Autonomous Integrated Cloud Platform.

Why is cyber security important?

When it comes to email security, web security, cloud access security broker (CASB), multi-factor authentication (MFA) and identity-as-a-service (IDaaS), you want to make sure you have the best protection for your employees and clients.

Did you know that The Identity Theft Resource Centre reported 1,862 breaches in 2021 compared to 1,108 in 2020 – an increase of 68%. Many of the serious breaches came together with record-breaking ransom demands.

In this increased threat landscape, worryingly, only 51% of the UK mid-market said they were able to prevent dangerous email attachments from reaching users’ inboxes.

The right email protection solution is important to prevent email threats, like phishing emails or business email compromise. Censornet offer advanced email protection, security and filtering solution that blocks malware/malicious emails and protects organizations from cyber threats.

However, email security solutions alone are not enough. Only 27% of organisations were able to prevent cross-channel attacks. Integrated cyber security is the answer.  Censornet’s platform integrates advanced email protection with web protection, CASB, and access and identity management to provide full cyber security protection

This article is a side-by-side comparison of Censornet versus Proofpoint. We’ve taken the data from actual user reviews of both products, looked into product data sheets and have shared the insights below.

What is Proofpoint?

Proofpoint email security is an email security gateway which can be deployed as a cloud service or on-premises. It catches both known and unknown threats. Email security gateways are a type of email server that protects an organisations or users internal email servers, acting as gateway through which every incoming and outgoing email passes through.

The ‘Essentials’ line services SME’s with spam and phishing detection, URL analysis, encryption, Data Loss Prevention, and Cloud Application Security.  After acquiring Wombat Security, a Cyber Security Awareness Training product is offered.

What products are offered by Censornet?

Censornet offer a fully integrated cloud based platform, delivering real time advanced threat protection. Threat intelligence is shared across all attack channels including email, web, and CASB. Features include technology such as:

  • Advanced DLP
  • Email archiving
  • Sandboxing
  • Continuity inbox
  • Encrypted email
  • End-user security awareness training

Through a single pane of glass dashboard and consistent policy template, it is possible to adapt the already capable out of box protection to your exact needs across all the entire product suite. Machine learning enables the Censornet platform to autonomously react at lightning speed to protect its users.

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How does Proofpoint Email Security Compare with Censornet?

Censornet vs. Proofpoint Email Security Features Comparison

When you’re choosing an email protection solution, your focus is on the security that it will bring to your organization. Assessment of both products was based on the following security areas:

  • Anti-Spam
  • Anti-Malware
  • Anti-Phishing
  • Attachment Scan Time
  • Quarantine
  • Outbound Email
  • Archiving
  • Reporting
  • Log Streaming
  • Encryption

Proofpoint Email Security Features

Censornet vs. Proofpoint Product Features Comparison

Implementing email protection solutions often have extra costs that aren’t monetary. Time is one of these.

The amount of time spent maintaining the solution can drain vital IT resources which could be better used elsewhere.

The implications of a siloed product can also have additional security costs.

This section focuses on the elements that have an impact beyond the cyber security product features such as archiving etc.

  • Real-Time Detection
  • Out of Box Protection
  • Single Integrated Portal
  • Ease of Uses
  • Deployment Time
  • Support
  • Mid-Market Focus
  • Cost

Proofpoint Email Security Features

Proofpoint Pricing

Although pricing is not always the main reason an organisation selects an email security solution, or integrated cyber security platform, it can be an important factor between solutions with similar features and threat detection capabilities. Choosing just an email protection limits an organisations ability to react to cross-channel attacks, so the pricing comparison below has been made to reflect Security Awareness Training (Proofpoint acquired Wombat Security for this), Web Security + Anti-virus, Email Security, Email Security + Archive and CASB.

Ultimately, you want to know which solution can offer your organization the best protection from cyber threats. Censornet is the best for threat detection, security and protection from cyberattacks, malware, phishing and applying user policies. It has the best user experience, including a single integrated platform, UK-based 24/7 support, cost and a mid-market focus.


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What are Censornet customers saying?

Censornet Customer Testimonial

‘Our starting point with Censornet was that we wanted something effective and easy to deploy that would work straight out of the box. My mantra is to keep IT simple and easy to consume, and we knew there would be a huge benefit in acquiring that level of tooling without having to build it ourselves.’

‘We ran a demo, and within 20 minutes we had pushed the agent to the desktop with rule-based criteria and were applying standard rules. Within an hour we could start blocking risky web and cloud app activity: the account was up and running almost immediately.’

‘It was really easy to use. There were no complex environments, we didn’t need to get certified to use it, and there was no complex training required. As a busy IT team supporting over 1,000 employees, that was a major benefit: my IT engineers, who aren’t security specialists, can use it confidently, broaden their skills and venture into the world of IT security.’

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