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Proofpoint Protection Server Proofpoint Protection Server

Proofpoint Protection Server is an email security solution that shields organizations from spam, phishing attacks, and malware threats. With filtering techniques and real-time threat detection, providing comprehensive protection for email communication.

Creating a Proofpoint Protection Server connection

Using Username & Password

To create the connection you need:

  • An API Address
  • A Username
  • A Password

Obtaining the credentials

An administrator must have a role that includes access to a specific REST API.

Proofpoint on Demand (PoD) administrators must file a support ticket to Proofpoint support to obtain a role with access to an API.

On-premise administrators: Edit the filter.cfg file and set the following key to true:


In the management interface, create a role of type API and select the APIs under Managed Modules for the role and assign an administrator that role.

The following are the required managed modules for this integration:

  • pss

  • Quarantine


Creating your connection

  1. In the Blink platform, navigate to the Connections page > Add connection. A New Connection dialog box opens displaying icons of external service providers available.
  2. Select the Proofpoint Protection Server icon. A dialog box with name of the connection and connection methods appear.
  3. (Optional) Edit the name of the connection. At a later stage you cannot edit the name.
  4. Select Username & Password as the method to create the connection.
  5. Fill in the parameters:
    • The API Address
    • The Username
    • The Password
  6. (Optional) Click Test Connection to test it.
  7. Click Create connection. The new connection appears on the Connections page.