Microsoft Extends Partnership Agreement With Proofpoint

Microsoft Extends Partnership Agreement With Proofpoint 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/27/12 --  Proofpoint, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading security-as-a-service provider, today
announced that Microsoft and Proofpoint have agreed to extend their
partnership agreement by another three years to support customer
demand for Proofpoint's cloud-based archiving solution for Microsoft
Office 365 customers.  
Proofpoint Enterprise Archive is one solution within the Proofpoint
Compliance for Microsoft Office 365 suite. This suite allows
customers using Microsoft Office 365 email to comply with regulatory
standards that require email archive, email encryption, email
security and data loss prevention (DLP). In addition, because the
Proofpoint solutions are based in the cloud, it provides all of the
benefits SaaS buyers are looking for including easy deployment,
reduced TCO and predictable costs. 
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is using
Proofpoint's archiving solution in conjunction with its Microsoft
cloud-based Enterprise Messaging Services (EMS) to provide compliant
email archiving for 120,000 Microsoft Exchange users spread
throughout 21 departments. Proofpoint Enterprise Archive allows the
USDA to easily access archived email for regulatory requests,
retention policy adherence and legal discovery.  
"We are pleased that Microsoft decided to extend our partnership to
help customers meet the stringent enterprise security and compliance
requirements that must be maintained while moving to Microsoft Office
365 cloud-based services," said Tom Barsi, executive vice president
of Business Development at Proofpoint. "We have been successful
partnering with Microsoft to help solve complex regulatory
requirements, and we look forward to continuing our partnership."  
Powerful Features and Capabilities
 Proofpoint Compliance for
Microsoft Office 365 Dedicated offers all the features customers need
to protect their email communications and comply with regulations
through a bundle that includes Proofpoint Enterprise Archive(TM),
Proofpoint Enterprise Protection(TM) and Proofpoint Enterprise
Privacy(TM). The bundle delivers these critical compliance
capabilities: 


 
--  Email archiving that addresses eDiscovery, regulatory compliance,
    rapid searc
hability, and storage and management challenges
--  DLP that protects private information in emails, defends against leaks
    of confidential information and ensures compliance with common
    international, industry and U.S. data-protection regulations
--  Powerful, policy-driven email encryption that mitigates the risks
    associated with regulatory violations, data loss and corporate policy
    violations

  
Availability 
Proofpoint Compliance for Microsoft Office 365 Dedicated is available
now. To learn more visit:
www.proofpoint.com/compliance_for_office_365.  
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, Proofpoint Enterprise Archive and Proofpoint Enterprise
Governance are trademarks or registered trademarks of Proofpoint,
Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks contained
herein are the property of their respective owners. The use of the
word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership
relationship between Proofpoint and any other company. 
Media Contacts: 
Orlando De Bruce 
Proofpoint, Inc. 
408-338-6870 
odebruce@proofpoint.com 
Lisette Paras
Ogilvy Public Relations
415-677-2771
lisette.paras@ogilvy.com 
 
 
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