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Proofpoint Positioned as a Leader in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ:PFPT), a leading next-generation security and compliance company, today announced that Gartner, Inc. has positioned Proofpoint in the leader's quadrant of its "Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways"(1) for the seventh consecutive year. Proofpoint was positioned farthest and highest respectively on the "completeness of vision" and "ability to execute" axes.

To download the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways, please visit: www.proofpoint.com/mq

"Phishing attacks are an increasingly serious threat," according to Peter Firstbrook, Research Vice President at Gartner and Neil Wynne, Service Analyst. "For the past two years, more than 65 percent of cyberespionage incidents have featured phishing. We see ample evidence that companies of all sizes and in all industries are targets of well-crafted phishing attacks. Better protection from targeted phishing attacks remains the most critical inbound protection capability."

Proofpoint's secure email gateway catches and stops cyberthreats hours or even days before traditional defenses. By combining world-class secure email gateway functionality with Targeted Attack Protection technology, Proofpoint defends users from sophisticated, targeted phishing attacks. Next-generation behavioral analysis and advanced malware sandboxing protect organizations in real time from dynamic and zero-day malware, weaponized attachments, malicious embedded URLs and other advanced exploits.

"Companies worldwide trust our proven secure email gateway—and we are pleased Proofpoint is a recognized leader in stopping email-based threats year after year," said Gary Steele, CEO of Proofpoint. "We are committed to continuing our security innovation to proactively stop advanced persistent threats, phishing campaigns and malware."

To download the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways, please visit: www.proofpoint.com/mq. To learn more about Proofpoint's industry-leading email security solutions, please visit www.proofpoint.com/us/solutions/products/enterprise-protection and www.proofpoint.com/us/solutions/products/targeted-attack-protection.

(1) Gartner "Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways" by Peter Firstbrook and Neil Wynne. June 29, 2015.

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.

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Proofpoint, Proofpoint Enterprise Protection, Proofpoint Advanced Threat Protection, Proofpoint Essentials, Proofpoint Enterprise Privacy and Proofpoint Content Control are registered trademarks of Proofpoint, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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