Email Security in 2021

Cyber security is a subject we cover often. The importance of protecting sensitive data, company files, and personal information could not be more clear. Online security platforms are continuously improving their services to compensate for the loopholes hackers find or create daily. In this article we are going to focus on Proofpoint.


During the pandemic the need for cloud collaboration became apparent. Many companies implemented remote work policies for the first time ever and cloud data was necessary to ensure all staff had access to the necessary documents. With an increase in online work came an increase in online threats, but Proofpoint provides complete protection for your Office 365 deployment.

Through extensive research Proofpoint found that over 90% of targeted cyber attacks start with email. Hackers hide virus links in seemingly convincing email formats, tailored to subjects the user is familiar with. This could be subscription emails, document file sharing emails, etc. Proofpoint protects your Office 365 account by monitoring all aspects of email usage and provides advanced email filtering based on the rules the administrator creates.

Proofpoint will also provide users with their own, customized Proofpoint dashboard. The dashboard allows for a 7, 14, or 30 days overview of threats detected within your email platform, as well as customized security settings. Users can adjust filter policies, sender lists, spam settings, and more. There is also an option to manage “Attachment Defense” which defends your emails from malicious attachments before they even reach your inbox.

Technology Solutions offers complete Proofpoint management to help you protect your company’s email, cloud platforms, and data flow for just $1.50 per user per month. Schedule an appointment today to learn how we can keep your network safe! You can also learn more about our data management program here.