Proofpoint Positioned as a Leader in the 2014 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways

By   ISBuzz Team
Writer , Information Security Buzz | Jul 10, 2014 05:05 pm PST

Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading security-as-a-service provider, today announced Gartner Inc. positioned Proofpoint in the leader’s quadrant of its “Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways” for the sixth consecutive year. Proofpoint was positioned furthest and highest respectively on the “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute” axes.

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“We believe our recognition as a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways further validates our dedication to protecting organizations from today’s unpredictable, highly advanced and targeted threats,” said Gary Steele, CEO for Proofpoint. “Email is increasingly recognized as the leading threat vector—and organizations need innovative security solutions to remain ahead of attackers. We believe our leadership for the past six years demonstrates our deep commitment.”

Proofpoint Security-as-a-Service Solutions for Email Security

The Gartner evaluation included Proofpoint’s flagship email security solution, Proofpoint Enterprise Protection™. The company is known for delivering security-as-a-service data protection solutions to help organizations safeguard their data from attack. Teams can also effectively meet the complex and evolving regulatory compliance and data governance mandates. Proofpoint’s security-as-a-service solutions for email security include:

Proofpoint Enterprise Protection: This comprehensive email security threat classification and email security management solution protects against phish, virus, spam emails, and other email-borne malware. Backed by patented technologies including Predictive Defense, enterprise emails are managed and classified based on security threats. Categories include valid email, bulk, spam and malicious phishing attacks.
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection™:  Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection combats targeted threats even after email is delivered, across both email and web channels. The solution uses big data, parallel multi-vector virtual execution environments, and pre-emptive analysis techniques within the Proofpoint cloud architecture. Both outbound user clicks and inbound suspicious messages/email attachments are defended.
Proofpoint Enterprise Privacy™:  Using advanced policy-based data loss prevention (DLP) and email encryption technology, Proofpoint Enterprise Privacy conducts deep content analysis to monitor, classify, route and secure communications. Operating between entities and end-users this solution secures computers and mobile devices globally.

Proofpoint also offers email archiving, eDiscovery and email management solutions including Proofpoint Enterprise Archive™, a SaaS archiving solution. In addition, Proofpoint Enterprise Governance™ uses patented Digital Thread™ technology to track, classify, monitor and apply policy to unstructured information anywhere in the enterprise.

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About Proofpoint, Inc.

proofpoint_logoProofpoint 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