SOURCE: Proofpoint, Inc.

Proofpoint, Inc.

February 16, 2010 08:00 ET

Proofpoint Names FishNet Security 'North America Partner of the Year'

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - February 16, 2010) - Proofpoint, Inc., the leading provider of SaaS email security, email archiving and data loss prevention solutions, today named FishNet Security, the nation's largest and most respected security solutions provider, as its 2009 North America Partner of the Year.

The award was presented to Gary Fish, CEO of FishNet Security, for the company's impressive year-on-year revenue growth, including 250 percent growth in partner-found sales in the fourth quarter of 2009.

As an Elite Partner, the highest reseller authorization level in Proofpoint's recently launched Advantage Partner Program, FishNet Security is qualified to take the lead in professional service engagements and technical deployments for Proofpoint.

"We are pleased to be named as Proofpoint's North America Partner of the Year," said Gary Fish, CEO of FishNet Security. "Proofpoint's channel sales model and innovative products have led to an increasingly successful partnership over the last four years."

"Proofpoint is one of our focus partners because we know we can solve a growing need among our clients," Mr. Fish added. "The move to SaaS is proving to be popular with our customers -- now we have a highly effective email security suite with very low total cost of ownership, helping us position FishNet Security as a channel leader."

"From day one, FishNet Security has been the model partner, which is why we're pleased to name them our North America Partner of the Year," said Dave Crilley, director of channel and international marketing for Proofpoint. "Not only does FishNet Security deeply understand Proofpoint's market leading email security, archiving and compliance offerings, but they're expert at delivering well-packaged solutions that always address customers' process and technology concerns."

Through a comprehensive training curriculum, the Proofpoint Advantage Partner Program aims to provide resellers with the resources and support needed to deliver leading anti-spam, anti-virus, data loss prevention, email archiving and regulatory compliance solutions. It offers high profit margins, deal registration discounts, training certifications, demonstration systems and marketing support for resellers. In doing so, the program empowers partners to profitably address the important business, process and technology concerns facing customers today, while sharing the rewards of Proofpoint's market leading email security and compliance solutions.

To request more information on the Proofpoint Advantage Partner Program, please email partners@proofpoint.com.

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-demand (SaaS), on-premises (appliance), or in a hybrid architecture for maximum flexibility and scalability. For more information, please visit http://www.proofpoint.com.

Proofpoint is a trademark or registered trademark of Proofpoint, Inc. in the US and other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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