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About Email Encryption

Why Encryption?

Encrypted email is built to send private data over email. The need to secure communications that contain sensitive data has never been greater.

Essentials Encryption

Learn more about Essentials Encryption here Proofpoint Essentials Features & Benefits

  • Organizations can create filters that automatically identify outbound emails that should be encrypted.
  • End-users can trigger encryption by using a predefined tag in the email subject line, and strip it.
  • Other items can be set-up as a trigger for encryption, i.e. Data Loss Prevention.
  • Internal users, including the original sender and internal recipients can compose, read and respond to all encrypted emails in their inbox.
  • External users must use Secure Mail (web-based interface) in order read and respond to encrypted emails they have been sent.

How to get Encryption

Encryption are included with these packages: (more on Proofpoint Essentials packages)

  • Advanced
  • Professional

If trialing: You can enable encryption. Once the trial is over, the product is automatically turned off, and the filters are removed from view.

Enable Encryption

This KB article will help you turn on encryption services and manually set-up the custom filters: Email Encryption Set-up

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