Email Spam Filtering
Proofpoint is the next-generation email filtering system Central Piedmont uses to improve our protection from spam, viruses, malware, phishing scams, and other unwanted messages.
Security researchers at SANS institute indicate that malicious email attachments and hyperlinks continue to be the most common target for cyber criminals in 2018. Malicious emails have become an increasingly pervasive security problem, and Central Piedmont is attacked on a regular basis. Central Piedmont receives many phishing emails daily that try to steal Central Piedmont employee passwords or install malicious software on our computers which pose a great security threat. Proofpoint protects users by blocking links to known malicious websites and removing email attachments containing malware by scanning all incoming mail, deleting identifiable malware and viruses, and quarantining potential junk email before delivering messages to Central Piedmont faculty and staff. Proofpoint also includes improvements that will help decrease the junk and malicious email received by the college.
Advantages of Proofpoint include:
- new web console to manage quarantine with more control over what reaches your mailbox and the ability to maintain personal blocked and safe senders lists
- new End User Digest sent to your Central Piedmont inbox at 3 p.m. daily of emails that have been quarantined with the ability to release them to your inbox
- enhanced detection for malicious attachments and phishing and prevention of infections to Central Piedmont resources
Proofpoint User Guide
You can access your Proofpoint personal quarantine and settings at any time by visiting spam.cpcc.edu, logging in with your Central Piedmont username and password, or by clicking the "Manage my Account" link in your End User Digest email.