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Proofpoint Appoints Bryan Burns as Security Architect

Proofpoint Appoints Bryan Burns as Security Architect 
SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/13 --  Proofpoint, Inc.
(NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading security-as-a-service provider, today
announced the appointment of Bryan Burns to the position of security
architect. Burns formerly held the post of distinguished engineer at
Juniper Networks, where he directed the core security technology of
that company's intrusion prevention system (IPS) product and
architected its next-generation application firewall, among other
accomplishments. During his tenure at Juniper he also edited and
co-authored Security Power Tools, published by O'Reilly Media. 
"Bryan's experience, broad knowledge of the security threat landscape
and experience developing game-changing products is valuable to
Proofpoint as we execute our mission to protect data wherever it may
reside in the enterprise," said Wade Chambers, Proofpoint executive
vice president of engineering. 
Prior to joining Juniper, Burns managed the security engineering team
at NetScreen, where he was responsible for IPS signatures and IPS
engine development. Previously, he managed the security applications
team at OneSecure, where he was responsible for designing and
developing a security management application for the OneSecure IPS
product. 
"Proofpoint is clearly committed to technology leadership in
enterprise security, and its placement in the leaders quadrant of
multiple Gartner Magic Quadrants is evidence of its success,'' Bryan
said. "I look forward to the challenge of helping Proofpoint maintain
that leadership position." 
Burns attended Oregon State University, where he majored in Computer
Science and minored in Japanese. 
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 registered trademarks of Proofpoint, Inc. in the U.S.
and other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the
property of their respective owners.  
MEDIA CONTACTS: 
Orlando DeBruce 
Proofpoint, Inc. 
408-338-6870 
odebruce@proofpoint.com  
Lisette Paras
Ogilvy Public Relations
415-677-2771
lisette.paras@ogilvy.com 
 
 
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