Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP)
Defend Against URL, Attachment and Cloud-Based Threats
Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) is built on our next-generation email security and cloud platforms. This gives you a unique architectural advantage. TAP uses static and dynamic techniques to continually adapt and detect new cyber-attack patterns. We analyze potential threats using multiple approaches to examine behavior, code and protocol. This enables us to detect threats early in the attack chain. This includes cyber-attacks that use malicious attachments and URLs to install malware or trick your users into sharing passwords and sensitive information. This sandboxing and analysis take place in virtual environments, bare-metal hardware, and they leverage analyst-assisted execution to maximize detection and intelligence extraction. TAP also detects threats and risks in cloud apps and connects email attacks related to credential theft or other attacks. Our technology doesn’t just detect threats and ransomware—it also applies machine learning to observe the patterns, behaviors, and techniques used in each attack. Armed with that insight, TAP learns and adapts. This makes the next attack easier to catch.