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Proofpoint's Dee Dee Acquista Named to CRN's 2015 Women of the Channel

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Proofpoint, Inc., (Nasdaq:PFPT), a leading next-generation security and compliance company, today announced that Dee Dee Acquista, senior director of Worldwide Channels, has been named to The Channel Company's prestigious 2015 CRN® Women of the Channel list. The annual list honors outstanding female executives for their successes and contributions to the technology industry and IT channel ecosystem.

"As the leader in advanced threat protection and compliance, Proofpoint is committed to working with the channel community to keep organizations safe from cybercriminals," said Tracey Newell, executive vice president of Worldwide Sales for Proofpoint. "I am pleased with the progress we have made with our channel strategy under Dee Dee's leadership. Her strategic vision for the Proofpoint Channel Partner Program has resulted in amplified awareness among top resellers and a new worldwide, tiered channel system."

CRN editors carefully reviewed and selected this year's Women of the Channel based on their accomplishments and influence with vendor channel organizations, distributors and solution providers. With 20 years of experience in channel sales, this is Acquista's sixth consecutive year as a CRN Women of the Channel honoree. Her deep understanding of how to successfully drive channel strategy has allowed Proofpoint to advance its worldwide channel strategy over the past 12 months.

"These executives have made a lasting mark on the industry, expanding the breadth of influence in the technology channel," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "We congratulate the Women of the Channel, and celebrate their innovative contributions and commitment to the IT channel community."

Proofpoint's award-winning suite of products enable channel partners to rapidly deploy next-generation cloud-based solutions that help prevent targeted attacks, advanced persistent threats, malicious phishing campaigns and harmful data exfiltration. With industry-leading Proofpoint targeted attack protection and rapid threat response, organizations can stop cybercriminals as they attempt to exploit email and social media channels.

Please email partners@proofpoint.com and visit www.proofpoint.com/us/partners to learn more about the Proofpoint Channel Partner Program. The June issue of CRN features the 2015 Women of the Channel. It is also available online at www.CRN.com.

About Proofpoint, Inc.

Proofpoint Inc. (Nasdaq:PFPT) is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions for comprehensive threat protection, incident response, secure communications, social media security, compliance, archiving and governance. Organizations around the world depend on Proofpoint's expertise, patented technologies and on-demand delivery system. Proofpoint protects against phishing, malware and spam, while safeguarding privacy, encrypting sensitive information, and archiving and governing messages and critical enterprise information. More information is available at www.proofpoint.com.

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company, with established brands including CRN®, XChange® Events, IPED® and SharedVue®, is the channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACTS: Patricia Hogan Proofpoint, Inc. 408-763-3863 phogan@proofpoint.com Kim Sparks The Channel Company 508.416.1193 ksparks@thechannelcompany.comSource:Proofpoint, Inc.