SOURCE: Proofpoint, Inc.

December 19, 2008 08:00 ET

Proofpoint, Inc. Named Finalist in 2009 SC Awards for Best Email Security Solution

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - December 19, 2008) - Proofpoint, Inc. (, the leading provider of unified email security, archiving and data loss prevention solutions, has been named a finalist in the 2009 SC Awards program for outstanding achievement in information technology (IT) security. The Proofpoint solution was named a finalist in the Excellence Award Best Email Security Solution category, which recognizes companies with superior security products that help customers tackle today's pressing security challenges.

IT security companies nominate their solutions for consideration in the SC Awards program, and entries are judged by a panel of 18 leading chief security officers from major corporations and large public sector organizations.

"Email security remains a top agenda item that enterprises need to address. Proofpoint is at the forefront of IT security and is among a select group that has been recognized as a finalist in our Excellence Awards competition," said SC Magazine Editor-in-Chief Illena Armstrong.

The annual SC Awards have recognized security's key contributors and outstanding products for more than a decade. As the industry's preeminent awards program, individuals, brands and products shortlisted address not only the challenges prominent today, but also the emerging threat landscape of tomorrow.

"Cyber criminals continue to find news ways to spam email inboxes and phish for personal information. Likewise, organizations also face the threat of proprietary information being leaked via email by its employees," said Gary Steele, CEO of Proofpoint. "It is critical for organizations to protect their networks with a complete email security infrastructure. We are pleased by this recognition from SC Magazine for our ability to eliminate inbound and outbound security threats which can be deployed on-premises, in the cloud or in hybrid configurations."

Winners of this year's SC Awards will be announced at a gala dinner and award ceremony to be held in San Francisco on April 21, 2009.

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About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought-leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. Besides the monthly print magazine and daily website, the brand's portfolio includes the SC Awards, SC Directory, SC Magazine Newswire and the SC World Congress.

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

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