SOURCE: Proofpoint


April 19, 2011 08:00 ET

brightsolid Partners With Proofpoint to Offer Security and Compliance Solutions in the Cloud

Partnership Will Expand Proofpoint's Presence Throughout the UK

LONDON--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - Proofpoint, Inc., a leading provider of cloud email security and compliance solutions, today announced a partnership with IT services company, brightsolid Online Technology. brightsolid will offer Proofpoint Enterprise Archive™ and Proofpoint Enterprise Protection™ solutions to customers across the United Kingdom to protect against the rise in security breaches and help manage compliance requirements. Through the partnership with Proofpoint, brightsolid will be able to ensure the integrity of customers' inbound and outbound email, and protect against spam, phish attacks and malware.

"We are delighted to announce our UK partnership with Proofpoint. The addition of Proofpoint's email archiving, security, and compliance solutions will help us deliver security and compliance solutions to meet the stringent needs of our commercial and government clients," commented Richard Higgs, managing director, brightsolid. "Because the services are offered via the cloud, our customers benefit from an easily scalable solution with enterprise-grade functionality which, due to cost, may have been out of reach in the past."

Increasing regulatory compliance requirements across various industries add to the need for specialist solutions such as Proofpoint Enterprise Archive, which helps organisations manage email storage, compliance and eDiscovery. Proofpoint's solution provides email users with a secure, fully-encrypted archive that is easily searchable and accessible, with customisable retention policies to ensure content is retained for the appropriate period of time. Security also continues to be a key priority for organisations, particularly with the rise in mobile working as employees access email and company information from a number of fixed and mobile devices.

"We are excited about the partnership with brightsolid which will see us expand our UK footprint and help organisations better manage security and compliance issues," said Dean Hickman-Smith, senior vice president of worldwide sales at Proofpoint. "By offering specialist solutions such as Proofpoint's, brightsolid can deliver added value by allowing customers' IT managers to focus on the strategic issues that will drive their business forward."

The partnership has already resulted in new client wins, with publisher DC Thomson signing a multi-year subscription for Proofpoint Enterprise Security and Archive. Plans are in place to extend the partnership to include Proofpoint Enterprise Privacy™, a comprehensive DLP solution designed to help organisations protect against the leak of sensitive data.

About Proofpoint Solutions:
Proofpoint Enterprise Archive is an enterprise-grade email archiving solution that helps organisations reduce legal discovery risk and costs. By providing a secure, searchable repository of all email messages, Proofpoint Enterprise Archive enables organisations to easily and consistently perform early case assessments, instantly preserve data in active legal holds and enforce email retention policies.

The Proofpoint Enterprise Protection suite delivers Proofpoint's best-in-class, inbound and outbound email security and management features in one cost-effective, easy-to-use, cloud solution. Protect mission-critical email infrastructure from outside threats including spam, phishing, unpredictable email volumes, malware and other forms of objectionable or dangerous content before they hit the enterprise perimeter.

Proofpoint, Proofpoint Enterprise Archive and Proofpoint Enterprise Protection are trademarks or registered trademarks of Proofpoint, Inc. in the US and other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint focuses exclusively on the art and science of cloud-based email security, eDiscovery and compliance solutions. Organizations around the world depend on Proofpoint's expertise, patented technologies and on-demand delivery system to protect against spam and viruses, safeguard privacy, encrypt sensitive information, and archive messages for easier management and discovery. Proofpoint's enterprise email solutions mitigate the challenges and amplify the benefits of enterprise messaging. Learn more at

About brightsolid

brightsolid online technology is a leading independent provider of IT business services to large public and private sector organisations. Operating in Dundee, Edinburgh and London, its services include the hosting and management of business critical applications, telecommunications, IT systems integration and related consultancy. It operates a state-of-the-art data centre which underpins these services for a wide range of clients across the UK and abroad.

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