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Proofpoint Essentials

Cost and Price

Determined by Usage


Prices exclude tax (GST, VAT, etc)

Billing Unit: User, Gigabyte
Trial: Yes
Partner Shell: No
Support: Pax8 Supported
Proofpoint Essentials protects small and medium-sized enterprises from today’s advanced threats, compliance risks and digital fraud. It offers enterprise-grade security technology and infrastructure—used to protect some of the largest organizations in the world—tailored to the needs of smaller enterprises. Proofpoint Essentials works with many email platforms, including Microsoft Office 365, and is available in four packages – Beginner, Business, Advanced, and Professional. Notes for Partners: Billing for Proofpoint Essentials is based on the number of users in the Proofpoint portal and is not related to mail flow. If a user is added in the Proofpoint portal, they will be billed regardless of whether the service has been enabled or not. Partners are highly encouraged to start customers on trial to provide time for configuration and implementation and to ensure the customer has service before billing begins. A number of user management options are provided with Proofpoint Essentials, and there are billing implications that may be associated with each method. Partners and customers should thoroughly review the “Essentials Best Practices Guide” included in their welcome email before configuring or adding organizations. Partners receive 50 user licenses with their management portal (NFR). Any number of users over 50 will be billed by Pax8 at the normal rate. With Proofpoint Essentials, users can enhance their email security with spam and phishing detection, multilayer anti-virus, a robust filter rules engine. Compliance efforts are supported with policy-enforced encryption and a cloud-based email archive managed in a simple, intuitive user interface. In addition, users can keep their business communications up and running in the event of planned or unplanned outages with email continuity and the Proofpoint Emergency Inbox. A listing of the features that are available with each package can be found here, “Proofpoint Essentials Packages Overview.” Proofpoint Essentials has advanced reporting capabilities and administrative controls like multi-level logins, domain management, comprehensive and instant log search, and Active Directory sync for Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Azure.


  • Spam, virus, and zero-hour threat protection
  • Outbound filtering, email encryption and data loss protection (DLP)
  • Disaster recovery with email continuity and archiving
  • Advanced reporting


  • Protects uses and the business network from email-borne threats
  • Cloud-based service requires no hardware or software to deploy
  • Ensures business communications keep running during outages
  • Promotes compliance efforts
  • Service is updated automatically