SOURCE: Proofpoint, Inc.

November 24, 2008 08:00 ET

Proofpoint Extends Email Archiving Search Capability to Mobile Users

Provides a Route to Historical Messages in Outlook Web Access

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - November 24, 2008) - Proofpoint, Inc. (http://www.proofpoint.com), the leading provider of unified email security, archiving and data loss prevention solutions, today announced that the Proofpoint Email Archiving™ solution now allows mobile employees to utilize the archive search function directly from Microsoft Outlook Web Access. This new feature makes it simple for IT managers and email end users to locate important email messages and attachments while away from the office, using any web-enabled device supported by Outlook Web Access.

Proofpoint's existing Outlook integration requires no client-side software and provides seamless integration, which enhances the end user search experience, guarantees near real-time search results and delivers the highest level of security with Proofpoint's DoubleBlind Encryption™. The product update also allows users to search mailboxes for historical email messages that have been securely archived and reside in Proofpoint's data center through Outlook Web Access.

"Just recently, Forrester Research reported that mobile workers will make up 73 percent of the workforce by 2012(1)," said Andres Kohn, vice president of technology for Proofpoint. "Many of these employees will access corporate email while away from the office and companies must be prepared to manage archiving demands accordingly. When urgent issues arise, such as time-sensitive e-discovery and regulatory compliance issues, employees will need instant access to email archives in order to meet those deadlines."

The Outlook Web Access integration also gives users access to email messages that have stubbed attachments. This optional service allows customers to manage mailbox sizes by removing large attachments from Exchange while still keeping them easily accessible to Outlook Web Access users.

"Before deploying Proofpoint, it was difficult to get a clear picture of what was the cause for our large mailbox size issue. We found about 80% of email space was taken up by attachments," said Dán Salomon, vice president of technology at National Financial Partners. "By stubbing attachments away from the Exchange environment we were able to clean up our mailbox sizes, which was a tremendous help to us in maintaining the performance of our email servers. Adding support for Outlook Web Access will only improve our overall email infrastructure."

Proofpoint is the email security, archiving, encryption and DLP solution of choice for a rapidly growing number of enterprises, universities and government organizations worldwide, helping them stop spam, protect against email viruses and prevent leaks of confidential information via email and other network protocols. Proofpoint Email Archiving is an easy-to-deploy and easy-to-use SaaS hybrid email archiving solution for the e-discovery, regulatory compliance and email storage management challenges faced by today's enterprises.

Proofpoint Email Archiving is an ideal solution for any company running Microsoft Exchange 2000, 2003 or 2007 with Active Directory Server. To learn more, and view a video demonstration of Proofpoint Email Archiving in action, please visit: http://www.proofpoint.com/archiving

About Proofpoint, Inc.

Proofpoint secures and improves enterprise email infrastructure with solutions for email security, archiving, encryption and data loss prevention. Proofpoint solutions defend against spam and viruses, prevent leaks of confidential and private information, encrypt sensitive emails and archive messages for retention, e-discovery and easier mailbox management. Proofpoint solutions can be deployed on-premises (appliance), on-demand (SaaS) or in a hybrid architecture for maximum flexibility and scalability. For more information, please visit http://www.proofpoint.com.

Proofpoint, Proofpoint Email Archiving and DoubleBlind Encryption are trademarks or registered trademarks of Proofpoint, Inc. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

(1) http://www.forrester.com/Research/Document/Excerpt/0,7211,44326,00.html

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