SOURCE: Proofpoint


June 28, 2011 09:00 ET

Proofpoint Provides First Cloud-Based Compliance Solution for Microsoft Office 365

Solution Provides Microsoft Office 365 Email Users With Regulatory Compliance, Archiving, Encryption and DLP

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - Proofpoint, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based email security and compliance solutions, today announced availability of Proofpoint Compliance for Microsoft Office 365, a suite of cloud-based products that provide regulatory compliance support for the Microsoft Office 365 email application. Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud-hosted application suite that is the successor to the Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS). Proofpoint Compliance for Microsoft Office 365 allows customers using Microsoft Office 365 email to comply with regulatory standards that require email encryption, email archiving, email security and data loss prevention (DLP). In addition, because the Proofpoint solution is based in the cloud, it provides all of the benefits SaaS buyers are looking for including easy deployment, reduced TCO and predictable costs.

"Concerns about security and compliance have been a major barrier to accelerated adoption of cloud solutions," said David Knight, executive vice president, product management and marketing, at Proofpoint. "Proofpoint provides a powerful, proven compliance solution that allows enterprises to move email services to the cloud without hesitation."

As they move to Microsoft Office 365, customers in all markets are concerned about complying with government and industry standards that regulate email communications. Architected to work in conjunction with the robust Microsoft Office 365 solution, the Proofpoint Compliance for Office 365 bundle provides compliance for a wide range of mandates, including HIPAA/HITECH, SOX, GLBA, PCI, FERPA, FINRA and SEC regulations. The solution also meets the stringent requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) certification and accreditation process for email archiving. The company's Proofpoint Enterprise Archive™ is the first cloud-based archiving solution to achieve FISMA certification and in April 2011 became the first to be granted an Authorization to Operate (ATO) by a cabinet-level federal agency, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Powerful Features and Capabilities
Proofpoint Compliance for Microsoft Office 365 offers all the features customers need to protect their email communications and comply with regulations through a bundle that includes Proofpoint Enterprise Archive™, Proofpoint Enterprise Protection™ and Proofpoint Enterprise Privacy™. The bundle delivers these critical compliance capabilities:

  • Email archiving that addresses eDiscovery, regulatory compliance, rapid searchability, and storage and management challenges
  • DLP that protects private information in emails, defends against leaks of confidential information and ensures compliance with common international, industry and U.S. data-protection regulations
  • Powerful, policy-driven email encryption that mitigates the risks associated with regulatory violations, data loss and corporate policy violations

Proofpoint Compliance for Microsoft Office 365 addresses the needs of mid-size businesses and large enterprises. It is available now for any Microsoft Office 365 cloud deployment, including shared, dedicated and those used for and by federal agencies. To learn more visit: Additionally, attend Microsoft Office 365: Meeting Encryption, Privacy and Compliance Requirements to learn about essential additions to the Office 365 suite that can ensure compliance with regulatory standards that require email encryption, archiving, and data loss prevention.

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

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

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