SOURCE: Proofpoint, Inc.

Proofpoint, Inc.

February 12, 2009 08:00 ET

Proofpoint Appoints Peter Galvin as Chief Marketing Officer

Senior Executive Peter Galvin Brings More Than 20 Years of Strategic and Product Marketing Experience to Leading Email Security Vendor

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - February 12, 2009) - Proofpoint, Inc. (, the leading provider of unified email security, archiving and data loss prevention solutions, today announced it has appointed Peter Galvin as Chief Marketing Officer. Galvin will lead Proofpoint's global corporate and product marketing initiatives, reporting directly to CEO Gary Steele.

"Peter has a strong background in successfully leading go-to-market, communications, channel and branding for both corporate-focused and product-specific needs," said Gary Steele, CEO of Proofpoint. "As the email security and risk management market continues its rapid growth, we will look to Peter to continue to drive top-of-mind awareness for Proofpoint's solutions. This leadership will be key as we further expand our SaaS-based solutions for enterprises that demand maximum security with the lowest total cost of ownership."

Proofpoint's email security, archiving, encryption and data loss prevention solutions help enterprises reduce the risks and costs associated with email, powered by the latest advances in cloud computing, virtualization and machine learning technology. Proofpoint is vendor 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 has a proven track record of growth that is simply unmatched in the industry and offers innovative solutions that can effectively protect any business," said Galvin. "I am excited to work with the Proofpoint team to expand awareness of the company's products and help further develop the corporate messaging and strategy."

Prior to joining Proofpoint, Galvin was the senior vice president of marketing and products at Openwave Corporation. In that role, he executed a new marketing strategy to reposition the company as the core supplier for mobile applications and infrastructure and helped generate over $300 million in annual revenue. Previously, he served as vice president of marketing at Celequest Corporation (acquired by Cognos) and the vice president and general manager at Inktomi Corporation (acquired by Yahoo!).

Galvin holds an MBA in marketing and Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Clark University.

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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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