Groups Vs Functional Accounts
Difference between Groups and Functional Accounts
Under the tab : ‘Users & Groups’ within ProofPoint Essentials there are a couple of sub-tabs mainly Users , Groups , Functional Accounts etc.
'Groups within Proofpoint Essentials'
Groups : These groups are entirely different than ones found within exchange e.g. Distribution groups , security groups etc.
These are just for administrative purposes. Multiple users (already within Proofpoint Essentials platform) can be combined to form a group.
Once a group is formed following actions can be performed (under profile):
Group name : Name the group
Group description : Brief description
Notification Language : Drop down with multiple languages to choose from
Remove members : Remove members from Group
Add members : Add members to Group
Group filters : Add inbound / outbound filter for a group
Sender lists : Allow and block list for a group
Group Disclaimer : Setup disclaimer for the group
Under the Groups tab all the groups can be seen along with details like Users and Filters per group.
Every group has group logs as well.
'Functional Accounts within Proofpoint Essentials'
Functional Accounts on the other hand allows to add within the Proofpoint Essentials platform all email enabled Distribution Lists / Security Groups / Public folders that exist in the customers local Active Directory which do not already exist in Proofpoint Essentials.
Each Functional Account has the below features:
Profile : Name , Email address and Account type (i.e. security Group or Distribution Group)
Aliases : Any additional Email addresses associated with tat Functional account
Spam : All the spam settings for this function account are here
Digests : Settings for quarantine digest
Groups : Group details of which this functional account is a part of.
Filters : Inbound / Outbound Filters
Functional accounts can be either added manually or via AD sync. If chose by AD Sync, these can be synced and removed from AD sync