BSI expands Proofpoint partnership

05 June 2019

BSI has announced a new global partnership with industry-leading cybersecurity and compliance company, Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT).  BSI plans to leverage Proofpoint’s offering, an expanding portfolio of best-in-class solutions combining market-leading advanced email threat protection with end user awareness training, across its global markets.  

Email fraud has increased by 80 per cent* over last year’s quarter highlighting the need for increased awareness and protection in many organizations. Proofpoint’s email protection and advanced threat protection now offered by BSI, will help to protect an organization’s digital assets by managing advanced email-based threats and compliance risks.  The optimized solution allows organizations to classify and respond to threats and infection through automatic detection, verification and quarantine, while Proofpoint’s mechanized incident management features facilitate the efficient tracking of ongoing investigations for monitoring and audit purposes.  An end-to-end solution, it also provides end user awareness training on how to spot and report malicious email attacks and social engineering attacks should they evade detection.

Commenting on the partnership, Stephen Bowes, Head of Technology, Cybersecurity and Information Resilience at BSI said “The partnership with Proofpoint means we can reduce a client’s threat surface, by not only detecting threats but also learning from them, helping our clients to protect their people, data and reputation. The new solutions can observe patterns, behaviours, and the tools of each attack - making the next one easier to catch. Power is knowledge too, so equipping employees with the right skills to counter these threats is vital.”

“We’re excited to be growing our relationship with BSI.  Infosecurity professionals have reported an increased frequency in social engineering-style attacks year on year, affecting all industry sectors and organizations, from smaller outfits to larger enterprises.  Our enhanced collaboration with BSI will help support their clients’ needs against today’s ever-evolving threat landscape,” said Warwick Lawson-Syer, Head of Channels for Northern Europe at Proofpoint.

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*Figure referenced in Autumn 2018 Proofpoint Protecting People Report