Proofpoint Cited as a Top Vendor in Independent Research Firm Report on Email Security

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SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/16/12 -- Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading security-as-a-service provider, today announced it has been named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Email Content Security, Q4 2012 report, published November 15, 2012. In this evaluation, Proofpoint was top ranked in categories including data leak prevention, product strategy, and performance and operations.

To read Forrester Research, Inc.'s complete analysis of the email security market, compliments of Proofpoint, please visit:

http://www.proofpoint.com/forrester-email-security-wave

Writing in The Forrester Wave: Email Content Security, Q4 2012, analyst Rick Holland noted that, "Proofpoint is one of the top vendors evaluated in this Forrester Wave... Proofpoint demonstrates that channel DLP need not be limited or constrained in any way. Proofpoint has the strongest DLP capabilities in this Forrester Wave."

The report stresses that email security remains a critical component of the enterprise IT security portfolio, noting that, "Email is a popular attack vector for targeted attacks, and HIPAA and PCI mandate that emails containing confidential data be secured." Forrester says that vendor offerings in the space are differentiated by advanced capabilities including big data analytics to combat targeted attacks, improved and simplified encryption, and robust and feature-rich data loss prevention. The report also highlights the trend toward security-as-a-service and virtual form factors for deploying email security solutions, noting that, "For most companies, the days of physical email security appliances are numbered."

"As targeted attacks increase and data protection regulations become more strict, enterprises need to ensure the security of their email systems more than ever," said Gary Steele, CEO of Proofpoint, Inc. "We believe that being ranked by Forrester as a top vendor in the email security space is a great validation of our continuing success in delivering cloud-based solutions to help the world's largest and most successful companies better secure their most valuable data."

Download the complete The Forrester Wave™: Email Content Security, Q4 2012 report, compliments of Proofpoint. For more information about Proofpoint's security-as-a-service solutions, please visit http://www.proofpoint.com.

About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) is a leading security-as-a-service provider that focuses on cloud-based solutions for threat protection, compliance, archiving & governance and secure communications. Organizations around the world depend on Proofpoint's expertise, patented technologies and on-demand delivery system to protect against phishing, malware and spam, safeguard privacy, encrypt sensitive information, and archive and govern messages and critical enterprise information. More information is available at www.proofpoint.com.

Proofpoint is a trademark or registered trademark of Proofpoint, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Proofpoint, Inc.
408-338-6829
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Ogilvy Public Relations
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