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Proofpoint TAP


The Sumo Logic app for Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) app provides comprehensive visibility and analysis of messages and clicks of malicious URLs. Proofpoint TAP is a cybersecurity solution offered by Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity company. By leveraging advanced technologies and threat intelligence, Proofpoint TAP helps organizations detect and mitigate sophisticated threats, reducing the risk of successful cyberattacks.

Key features of the Proofpoint TAP app include:

  • Message Protection. Employs sophisticated email analysis techniques to identify malicious emails, such as those containing malware, ransomware, or phishing attempts.
  • URL Defense. Analyzes URLs in real-time to identify malicious websites or links used for phishing or spreading malware. This app blocks access to these URLs, protecting you from potential threats.
  • Attachment Defense. Examines email attachments for potential threats, including infected files or documents containing macros that can execute malicious code.
  • Real-Time Monitoring. Gain real-time visibility into messages and clicks across your organization's infrastructure. Monitor and analyze messages, clicks, and suspicious activities to detect and respond to potential threats.
  • Interactive Dashboards. Explore interactive dashboards that provide a holistic view of messages, clicks, and threat intelligence. Visualize data with pre-built charts, graphs, and tables to understand the trends, patterns, and anomalies.

Log types

This app uses Proofpoint TAP source to collect messages and and retrieves SIEM events through the SIEM API.

Sample log messages

Sample Message Event
"GUID": "qop94nlsUdvm1BsHU_8jdPXWYH0ZCndT",
"QID": "3qk94m8jy1-1",
"ccAddresses": [],
"cluster": "proofpointdemo_cloudadminuidemo_hosted",
"completelyRewritten": false,
"fromAddress": [
"headerFrom": "\"Rewards\" <>",
"headerReplyTo": "\"Milwaukee Power Drill\" <>",
"id": "f15d1286-a736-70c0-b7bd-488778aa6126",
"impostorScore": 0,
"malwareScore": 0,
"messageID": "<>",
"messageParts": [
"contentType": "text/plain",
"disposition": "inline",
"filename": "text.txt",
"md5": "4ab56b435fe89cbc2322eb059cd700d4",
"oContentType": "text/plain",
"sandboxStatus": null,
"sha256": "91795b99f8787aef7b9e97c2222b489b09daf7240c5c1deae4780e63ba441e07"
"contentType": "text/html",
"disposition": "inline",
"filename": "text.html",
"md5": "3affc08df13319272e5b37a533490181",
"oContentType": "text/html",
"sandboxStatus": null,
"sha256": "980d2c4a156752b2add1d75e1265d6c19f00b98cb61238ae8e0ca5fd89ffe8a1"
"messageSize": 9318,
"messageTime": "2023-05-15T04:34:07.000Z",
"modulesRun": [
"phishScore": 0,
"policyRoutes": [
"quarantineFolder": "Definite Spam",
"quarantineRule": "spam_definite",
"recipient": "",
"replyToAddress": [
"sender": "",
"senderIP": "",
"spamScore": 100,
"subject": "Milwaukee Power Drill Exclusive Rewards For You",
"threatsInfoMap": [
"campaignID": null,
"classification": "phish",
"threat": "",
"threatID": "bb56ef875eca4953661752b06304c42f1c5daa45eefbd63656cda94239b83027",
"threatStatus": "active",
"threatTime": "2023-05-24T08:46:08.000Z",
"threatType": "url",
"threatUrl": ""
"toAddresses": [
"xmailer": null
Sample Clicks Log
"GUID": "6Qpm37_BE3mFckkZEAZtUSrA8t9FyQSm",
"campaignID": "3qsaakgeb2-1",
"id": "92c0be29-ee47-72fe-c885-72e0472976d3",
"messageID": "<>",
"clickTime": "2023-05-24T08:46:40.000Z",
"recipient": "",
"sender": "",
"senderIP": "",
"clickIP": "",
"threatStatus": "active",
"classification": " ",
"threatID": "bb56ef875e7",
"threatTime": "2023-05-24T08:46:08.000Z",
"url": "",
"userAgent": "Chrome",
"threatUrl": ""

Sample queries

Sample Message Events Query (Number of Messages)
_sourceCategory="milan_proofpoint_tap" ("MESSAGE_BLOCKED" OR "MESSAGE_DELIVERED")
| json "id","type","cluster","sender","recipient","messageParts[*].disposition","messageParts[*].sandboxStatus","messageSize","modulesRun","policyRoutes","senderIP","threatsInfoMap[*].classification","threatsInfoMap[*].threatType","threatsInfoMap[*].threatStatus","impostorScore","malwareScore","phishScore","spamScore","quarantineFolder","quarantineRule","subject" as id,type,cluster,sender,recipient,dispositions,sandboxStatuses,messageSize,modules_run,policy_route,sender_ip,threat_categories,threat_types,threat_status,impostor_score,malware_score,phish_score,spam_score,quarantine_folder,quarantine_rule,subject nodrop
| extract field=threat_status "\"?(?<status>[\w\s\-&.,]*)\"?[,\n\]]" multi
| extract field=threat_types "\"?(?<threat_type>[\w\s\-&.,]*)\"?[,\n\]]" multi
| extract field=threat_categories "\"?(?<threat_category>[\w\s\-&.,]*)\"?[,\n\]]" multi
| extract field=modules_run "\"?(?<module>[\w\s\-&.,]*)\"?[,\n\]]" multi
| extract field=policy_route "\"?(?<policy>[\w\s\-&.,]*)\"?[,\n\]]" multi
| where type matches "{{message_type}}"
| where threat_category matches "{{threat_category}}"
| where threat_type matches "{{threat_type}}"
| where status matches "{{threat_status}}"
| where module matches "{{module}}"
| where policy matches "{{policy_route}}"
| count_distinct(id)
Sample Click Events Query (Number of Clicks)
_sourceCategory="milan_proofpoint_tap" ("CLICK_PERMITTED" or "CLICK_BLOCKED")
| json "id","type","threatUrl","classification","clickIP","senderIP","sender","recipient","threatStatus" as id,type,threat_url,category,click_ip,sender_ip,sender,recipient,threat_status nodrop
| where type matches "{{click_type}}"
| where category matches "{{threat_category}}"
| where threat_status matches "{{threat_status}}"
| count_distinct(id)

Set up collection

To set up Cloud-to-Cloud Integration Proofpoint TAP Source for the Proofpoint TAP app, follow the instructions provided. These instructions will guide you through the process of creating a source using the Proofpoint TAP source category, which you will need to use when installing the app. By following these steps, you can ensure that your Proofpoint TAP app is properly integrated and configured to collect and analyze your Proofpoint TAP data.

Installing the Proofpoint TAP app

To install the app, do the following:

  1. From the Sumo Logic navigation, select App Catalog.
  2. In the Search Apps field, search for and then select your app.
    Optionally, you can scroll down to preview the dashboards included with the app.
  3. To install the app, click Install App.
  4. Click Next in the Setup Data section.
  5. In the Configure section of the respective app, complete the following fields.
    1. Key. Select either of these options for the data source.
      • Choose Source Category, and select a source category from the list for Default Value.
      • Choose Custom, and enter a custom metadata field. Insert its value in Default Value.
  6. Click Next. You will be redirected to the Preview & Done section.

Your app will be installed in the Installed Apps folder and dashboard panels will start to fill automatically.

Each panel slowly fills with data matching the time range query and received since the panel was created. Results will not immediately be available, updating with full graphs and charts over time.

Viewing Proofpoint TAP dashboards

All dashboards have a set of filters that you can apply to the entire dashboard. Use these filters to drill down and examine the data to a granular level.

  • You can change the time range for a dashboard or panel by selecting a predefined interval from a drop-down list, choosing a recently used time range, or specifying custom dates and times. Learn more.
  • You can use template variables to drill down and examine the data on a granular level. For more information, see Filter with template variables.
  • Most Next-Gen apps allow you to provide the scope at the installation time and are comprised of a key (_sourceCategory by default) and a default value for this key. Based on your input, the app dashboards will be parameterized with a dashboard variable, allowing you to change the dataset queried by all panels. This eliminates the need to create multiple copies of the same dashboard with different queries.

Messages Overview

The Proofpoint TAP - Messages Overview dashboard provides real-time analysis of delivered and blocked messages, showing trends and the most active Proofpoint protection clusters. It displays the geographic locations of senders from high-risk countries with the distribution of threats by type, category, and status. The dashboard also provides information on message disposition and sandbox status, highlights the key PPS (Proofpoint Protection Server) modules and policy routes involved in message processing, and presents details about the top senders and receivers. Additionally, it offers a summary of recent messages, giving a quick overview of email activity and any noteworthy events.

Clicks Overview

The Proofpoint TAP - Clicks Overview dashboard offers real-time analysis of malicious URLs, providing insights into the trends of the click events. It presents the distribution of threats based on their categories and statuses. Furthermore, the dashboard displays the geographic locations of malicious URL clicks originating from high-risk countries and details about the top senders and receivers of the malicious URLs. Additionally, the dashboard offers a summary of recent click events, delivering a concise overview of the malicious URL click activity and highlighting any significant events that may require attention.

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