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Proofpoint Invests in Australia Data Centres for Email and Information Protection

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Proofpoint is committed to the success of our customers everywhere. That’s why we are excited to announce that we recently launched data centres in Australia. Our customers now have the option of storing their data in Australia for Proofpoint Email Protection, Proofpoint Cloud App Security Broker (CASB) and Proofpoint Insider Threat Management (ITM).

Better security and regulatory compliance

Data held on Australian soil is subject to and protected by Australian Privacy Principles (APPs). With this investment, Proofpoint customers in Australia are better equipped to comply with local data sovereignty regulations. Craig Tamlin, general manager at Lumen IT, says that these new data centres will keep organisations safer and make compliance easier.

“As a local Proofpoint partner, we welcome the Australian processing data centres for our joint customers,” says Tamlin. “The increased risk of cyber threats is at the forefront of every customer conversation for us. And organisations are increasingly demanding Australian data centres for their SaaS security controls.”

He adds, “This is a welcome opportunity, especially for our many government customers, to provide market-leading solutions from Proofpoint with the regulatory protections in place.”

The changing threat landscape includes familiar threats

This past year, organisations in Australia saw how quickly the threat landscape is changing. The country saw several high-profile and large-scale data breaches that affected millions of its residents. Data breaches in Australia were up a whopping 26% last year alone.

Proofpoint research shows that in 2022, organisations in Australia were the most likely to experience successful phishing (94% vs. 84% global average) and supply chain attacks (80% vs. 69% global average). Email remains the number one channel for stealing data, whether attackers use ransomware, business email compromise (BEC) or other threat types.

Data loss threats are expected to continue. And that’s because of people—whether they are malicious, careless or compromised. Our Voice of the CISO report notes that insider threats are a top concern for chief information security officers (CISOs) around the globe. And research for our 2023 State of the Phish report found that 25% of global users have changed jobs within the past two years. Nearly half of those users (44%) took data with them.

Proofpoint is committed to continuously innovating

Proofpoint wants to give our customers the most innovative products. But we also recognise it’s important to provide them exactly what they need. With our new data centres, Proofpoint can help Australian companies protect themselves from threats and keep their data safe.

Our focus at Proofpoint is to protect your people from threats and prevent data from leaving your organisation. We help you defend against phishing, email fraud, malware and data loss. And we do this by integrating multiple controls to help protect email, cloud, users and suppliers.

These tools help cybersecurity teams achieve complete visibility across the entire attack surface. Better visibility means better protection against today’s biggest threats.

Learn more about Proofpoint solutions for threat protection and information protection.