SOURCE: Proofpoint


March 22, 2010 08:00 ET

easyJet Looks to Proofpoint's Cloud for Email Security

Europe's Leading Low-Fares Airline Uses Proofpoint's SaaS Email Security Solution to Stop Spam, Viruses and Phishing Attacks

LONDON--(Marketwire - March 22, 2010) -  Proofpoint, Inc. (, the leading provider of SaaS email securityemail archiving and data loss prevention solutions, today announced that easyJet is using the company's cloud-based email security solution, Proofpoint ENTERPRISE™, to protect thousands of employee inboxes from spam, viruses, phishing attacks and other email-borne threats.

easyJet signed a multi-year subscription to Proofpoint's SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) email security solution in 2008. Following a competitive evaluation and two-week pilot, the airline chose Proofpoint ENTERPRISE over competing solutions because of its highly configurable, modular approach, unrivalled anti-spam effectiveness and built-in reporting capabilities.

Additionally, easyJet -- which employs circa 7,000 staff supported by an IT staff of 59 -- sought to greatly reduce the costs, administration and maintenance burdens associated with managing email security. Simplicity, ease-of-use and control for end users were also critical selection criteria.

"Choosing an on-demand solution for our inbound email filtering seemed an obvious decision," said Mark Beard, IT services manager at easyJet. "It means one less thing for our IT team to worry about while greatly reducing our overall costs of providing email security. Proofpoint's solution has reduced the administrative strains placed on the team while still retaining complete control over our email environment. Anti-spam and anti-virus performance has been excellent, resulting in a greatly improved experience for our email users."

easyJet leverages Proofpoint ENTERPRISE features including LDAP integration to automatically apply different sets of email filtering rules to different groups of users, without requiring intervention by the airline's email administrators. Multi-lingual enduser interfaces allow easyJet's internationally-distributed staff to interact with the system in their native languages, based on each user's individual preferences.

Deployed "in the cloud," Proofpoint ENTERPRISE offers comprehensive protection from email-based threats with features including advanced connection management, Proofpoint MLX™ machine learning-powered spam detection with a 99% effectiveness guarantee, signature-based and zero-hour virus protection with 100% effectiveness guarantee, email firewall, deep content inspection and outbound email filtering capabilities, advanced message tracing and TLS encryption.

Ken Yearwood, NEMEA director at Proofpoint, said: "Email is a most important communication tool for any business and, for easyJet, it was critical to eliminate unwanted inbound email putting undue pressure on its IT team. Spam, viruses, Trojans, spyware and phishing all pose real and significant danger for a company. With Proofpoint, easyJet is able to keep these threats out of its business and reduce IT infrastructure and costs by effectively managing email security in the cloud."

Long-term Proofpoint channel partner NTS UK assisted with pre-sales support and deployment of the solution at easyJet.

Learn More About SaaS Email Security and Email Archiving
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About easyJet
easyJet is Europe's leading low-fares airline, currently operating 182 aircraft on 504 routes, to 119 airports in 29 countries. easyJet carried over 46 million passengers in the past 12 months.

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

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