Proofpoint Expands International Operations into South Korea


Proofpoint Anticipates Growing Demand for People-Centric Cyber Security Solutions

SEOUL, South Korea, April 6, 2022 – Proofpoint, Inc., a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, today announced the expansion of its international operations to include a presence in South Korea. To lead this expansion into North Asia, Andrew Seok-Ho Lee has been announced as the Country Manager for the Republic of Korea. In this role, Andrew is responsible for establishing and growing Proofpoint’s business in this region, as well as the definitive positioning of Proofpoint as a leader in people-centric cyber security solutions.

According to Gartner®, the South Korea Enterprise security market as a whole has an anticipated 8.3% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) through 2025 and will be worth around US$3.4B in 2025. Among the markets pushing this growth are Cloud Access Security Brokers Software, Enterprise Data Loss Prevention Software, Secure E-Mail Gateway Software and Threat Intelligence Software with a combined potential 15.3% CAGR.1

Andrew brings with him almost 30 years’ executive experience within the technology sector and in the last 20 years gained extensive experience within cyber security. He is an accomplished business leader and has proven experience in leading the introduction of international organisations within the South Korean market. Before Proofpoint, he held various senior leadership positions at BlueCoat, Symantec, SumoLogic, and Cisco.

“Today, some of the world’s largest organisations rely on Proofpoint to serve as their trusted provider of security and compliance solutions and we have an exceptional opportunity to gain traction across the North Asian region,” said Andrew. “Proofpoint’s amazing corporate culture was a key motivator for joining the team. I look forward to bringing award-winning solutions to market, to help organisations navigate a complex and ever-evolving cyber threat landscape to better protect their business and their customers.”

Alex Lei, Senior Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan at Proofpoint commented, "As we have expanded, Proofpoint's reputation as a world-class leader in people-centric cybersecurity has enabled us to attract great talent. Andrew’s strong experience and drive will be invaluable in delivering our vision of people-centric security and meeting the huge market demand for world-class protection against targeted cyber threats.”

Proofpoint recently released its FY 2021 financial results, which showed both revenue and billings growing by more than 20% year-over-year, with new and add-on bookings up by 25% year-over-year. As part of its rapid and successful transition to operating as a private company under Thoma Bravo, L.P. ownership, Proofpoint also announced an accelerated plan to hire over 600 people in 2022 across all organisations and all locations.

“As part of our expansion into North Asia, we will also be looking at expanding our channel partner program. With our 100% channel go-to-market strategy, Proofpoint is a trusted cybersecurity partner to some of the world’s most respected companies and is committed to ensuring our partners have an exceptional opportunity for growth,” added Andrew.

About Proofpoint, Inc.

Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity and compliance company that protects organisations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organisations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on Proofpoint for people-centric security and compliance solutions that mitigate their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web. More information is available at

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1Calculations performed by Proofpoint. Gartner, “Forecast: Information Security and Risk Management, Worldwide, 2019-2025”, 4Q21 Update Published 21 December 2021. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.