SOURCE: Proofpoint


December 14, 2011 18:34 ET

Proofpoint Positioned in Leading Analyst Firm's 2011 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 14, 2011) - Proofpoint, Inc. (, a leading provider of cloud-based security, compliance, and archiving solutions for enterprise messaging and collaboration, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Challengers quadrant of the 2011 "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving."1 Proofpoint delivers an integrated suite of on-demand data protection solutions spanning threat management, regulatory compliance, archiving and data governance and secure communications -- all of which are based on a common security-as-a-service platform.

"We believe Proofpoint's inclusion by Gartner in this quadrant is a great confirmation of our scalable, secure and dependable cloud-based archiving solution to meet discovery, compliance and data governance challenges," said Gary Steele, CEO of Proofpoint. "In today's environment, security is of the utmost concern to these organizations, which is why we provide an innovative hybrid solution that combines flexibility and high-speed search with an infrastructure that meets strict security standards."

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Writing in the "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving," Gartner analysts Sheila Childs, Kenneth Chin and Debra Logan note that, "The interest in archiving data using cloud or software as a service (SaaS) solutions has intensified," noting further that, "This deployment model is rapidly evolving, and organizations now have solid options for on-premises and SaaS or hybrid solutions. Hybrid solutions consist of some component (usually an appliance) that resides on-premises that can provide additional processing prior to sending data to the cloud, such as bandwidth throttling, encryption or data reduction. In addition, hybrid solutions can provide tight integration with Active Directory or the email system."

Gartner's Magic Quadrant report describes Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA) as follows, "EIA is the next step in the evolution of archiving that incorporates new products and solutions for archiving user files (email and files on file shares) and, optionally, other content types such as instant messages, structured data and social media content. These products provide features such as data deduplication across content types, retention management, content indexing and at least basic tools for e-discovery, such as search and legal hold. Due to the complexity associated with managing multiple data types within an archive, EIA may more broadly encompass capabilities like federated archive repository management, while delivering common policy management for migration, retention and discovery."

Proofpoint's Cloud-based Solution for Enterprise Information Archiving Including Email Archiving

Proofpoint's cloud-based email archiving solution, Proofpoint Enterprise Archive™, helps organizations address three key challenges -- discovery readiness, regulatory compliance, and information governance -- without the headaches of managing email archiving in-house. With an innovative, next-generation architecture, it can be up and running in days with low upfront capital investment, and predictable lifetime costs. Proofpoint Enterprise Archive can be utilized for search "anytime-anywhere" with sustainably fast, reliable performance uniquely backed by a Search Performance service level agreement (SLA).

Learn more about the many features and benefits of Proofpoint Enterprise Archive by visiting

Proofpoint offers a broad set of solutions -- including Proofpoint Enterprise Protection, Proofpoint Enterprise Privacy and Proofpoint Enterprise Archive -- that spans threat protection, compliance, archiving and governance, and secure communication. These solutions enable organizations to:

  • Keep malicious content out of their environments

  • Prevent the theft or inadvertent loss of sensitive information

  • Collect, securely retain, govern, search and produce sensitive data for compliance and litigation support and

  • Securely communicate and collaborate on sensitive data with customers, partners and suppliers.

(1) Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving," by Sheila Childs, Kenneth Chin and Debra Logan, 6 December 2011

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About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint focuses on 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. More information is available at

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