Gulf Air implements Proofpoint e-mail security announces Shifra
Value added distributor Shifra announced the implementation of Proofpoint’s e-mail security solutions for Bahrain’s national carrier Gulf Air. Cyber security solutions vendor Proofpoint has been a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateway for seven consecutive years.
Proofpoint Email Protection stops malware and non-malware threats such as impostor e-mail, also known as business e-mail compromise, and provides granular filtering to control bulk graymail and other unwanted e-mail. Meanwhile, business continuity capabilities keep e-mail communications flowing, even if the e-mail server fails.
“Information is one of the most critical assets for Gulf Air and cyber security is one of the airline’s IT Department’s most important considerations. E-mail service is one of the areas that opens us up to external threats and it is therefore important to be armed with the right secure e-mail gateway, complemented by up-to-date, advanced threat intelligence and protection features. Proofpoint proved accurate, precise and compatible with Gulf Air’s operating environment,” said Dr Jassim Haji, Director of Information Technology at Gulf Air.
“More than 90% of targeted attacks use e-mails as an entry point. Applying appropriate safeguards defends enterprise networks from cyber attacks that threaten mission-critical, sensitive and confidential information from getting into a hacker’s hands,” said Mohammad Ismail, Vice President of Sales at Shifra.
“As advanced threats scale up in frequency and sophistication, it has never been more important to secure your organisation’s e-mail, which by far ranks the number one threat vector. Proofpoint combines an e-mail gateway solution with attack protection technology, catching and stopping threats hours or even days before traditional defenses.”