Proofpoint Ranked Number 418 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte’s 2013 Technology Fast 500™

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – November 13, 2013 Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading security-as-a-service provider, today announced it ranked 418 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.

Chief Executive Officer Gary Steele credits Proofpoint’s success to its global security industry thought leadership and innovative approach to addressing the evolving threat landscape. “We are continuing to grow our team through important global leadership hires, acquisitions of innovative companies and successful partnerships, all of which have contributed to our remarkable success. We feel honored to be recognized along with other outstanding companies on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500.”

“The 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 companies are exemplary cases of those spurring growth in a tough market through innovation,” said Eric Openshaw, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. “This year’s list is a who’s who of companies behind the most exciting and innovative products and services in the technology space. We congratulate the Fast 500 companies and look forward to what they do next.”

“The fastest growing companies in the US are drivers of constant innovation and operate with the agility to stay ahead of a quickly evolving marketplace, and software, biotech/pharma and Internet companies continue to be at the forefront,” added James Atwell, national managing partner of the Emerging Growth Company practice, Deloitte Services LP. “The companies excelling in these sectors have a startup mentality that allows them to be nimble and adapt quickly, which is why they consistently lead the list of fast-growing companies each year.”

About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) is a leading security-as-a-service provider that focuses on cloud-based solutions for threat protection, compliance, archiving & governance and secure communications. Organizations around the world depend on Proofpoint’s expertise, patented technologies and on-demand delivery system to protect against phishing, malware and spam, safeguard privacy, encrypt sensitive information, and archive and govern messages and critical enterprise information. More information is available at www.proofpoint.com.

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