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Administrator Help | Forcepoint Email Security | Version 8.5.x
Welcome to Forcepoint Email Security, which provides maximum protection for email systems to prevent malicious threats from entering an organization's network. This email solution provides comprehensive on-premises email security hosted on a Forcepoint appliance or in the public cloud. Each message is processed by a robust set of antivirus and antispam analytics to prevent infected email from entering the network. Domain and IP address based message routing ensures reliable, accurate delivery of email.
Forcepoint Email Security may be deployed on a V or X Series appliance or as a virtual appliance. See the Forcepoint Appliances Getting Started Guide for details.
Starting in version 8.5, Forcepoint Email Security can be deployed in Microsoft Azure, which provides the same features and protections as with an Email Security deployment on an appliance, but with the flexibility of virtualization. See Installing Forcepoint Email Security in Microsoft Azure and v8.5 Release Notes for Forcepoint Email Security in Microsoft Azure.
Forcepoint Security Manager installed on a separate Windows machine is required for administration functions. An Email Security module administrator uses the manager to control email system configuration settings.
The Forcepoint Email Security Hybrid Module adds support for an email hybrid service pre-filtering capability in the cloud, which analyzes incoming email against a database of known malware. This feature can save network bandwidth and maintenance costs by dropping malicious email before it ever reaches an organization's network. The Hybrid Module also includes URL sandbox and phishing education capabilities.
Enhance your security by adding one of the following file sandbox capabilities to your product subscription:
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Forcepoint Advanced Malware Detection for Email - Cloud is a cloud-based file sandbox feature. Forcepoint Advanced Malware Detection for Email - On-Premises is an on-premises appliance that performs file sandbox functions. These advanced detection functions inspect email attachment file types that commonly contain security threats.
Integration with Forcepoint DLP provides valuable protection for an organization's most sensitive data and facilitates message encryption. Configure a data loss prevention policy in the Security Manager Data module to enable message encryption options that are configured on the page Settings > Inbound/Outbound > Encryption.
If your network includes Forcepoint web protection, you can also use its URL analysis function. Your email protection software queries the Forcepoint URL category master database and determines the risk level of a URL found in an email message. See URL analysis.
Logging and reporting capabilities allow a company to view system status and generate reports of system and email traffic activity.
A Personal Email Manager facility allows authorized end users to manage email messages that an email policy has blocked but that may be safe to deliver. End users can maintain individual Always Block and Always Permit lists of email addresses to simplify message delivery.

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