Cyber Security

Duo team up to fight security threats facing the digital workforce

5th August 2020
Lanna Cooper

With more than 90% of today's security threats starting with a seemingly innocuous email, SailPoint Technologies and Proofpoint, a cyber security and compliance company, have partnered to protect people’s data and inbox. As part of this partnership, joint customers can now further safeguard high risk users by identifying and applying appropriate levels of access to critical systems and data.

Secure access to sensitive applications and data is under threat now more than ever through targeted phishing emails and malware attacks.

“Hackers are like burglars. If they want to break in, they will. Once a breach takes place, the front door is wide open for the attacker to wreak havoc. CIOs and CISOs are challenged with putting security protocols in place to stop this from happening,” said Robert Herjavec, Founder and CEO, Herjavec Group.

“Companies need to prioritise their investment in cybersecurity and identity solutions. By prioritising these investments, companies are better-armed to take real time action that protects their most vulnerable identities and the access hackers have to sensitive corporate data. Identity is foundational to a security programme, especially with the unprecedented acceleration of digital transformation.”

Through the AI-enabled SailPoint Predictive Identity platform, SailPoint provides the vital - and automated - visibility needed into who has access to what sensitive data and applications and whether or not that access is warranted for each person’s role at the company. This, when integrated with Proofpoint’s Targeted Attack Protection (TAP), is a powerful combination that will help to automatically detect, analyse, and block email threats targeting today’s digital workforce at increasing velocity.

"Phishing attacks increased by 350% amid COVID-19, and SailPoint is on a mission to securely connect people to the applications they need to do their best work at home. A big challenge in today’s virtual office is knowing who is most likely to be targeted. Keeping the most vulnerable person secure is imperative,” said Juliette Rizkallah, Chief Marketing Officer, SailPoint. “To mitigate this risk, SailPoint’s integration with Proofpoint allows companies to detect and stop advanced email threats by automatically remediating access as potentially compromised accounts are identified." 

The SailPoint and Proofpoint partnership helps ensure that access to targeted applications and data is automatically adjusted when risk is detected.

“Attackers are relentlessly targeting individuals to gain access to critical systems and data - and organisations need deep visibility into their high-risk users,” said Bhagwat Swaroop, Executive Vice President of Industry Solutions and Business Development for Proofpoint.

“Every person is unique, and so is their risk profile. Our partnership with SailPoint allows joint customers to apply appropriate levels of access to enhance security and significantly reduce risk. The insight we provide into targeted individuals and advanced threats, combined with SailPoint’s ability to apply identity governance to these high risk users, helps extend our People-Centric Security Framework.”

Click here for more information on the SailPoint/Proofpoint partnership.

Click here for more information on Proofpoint Targeted Attack protection.

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