Proofpoint appoints Neill Burton to Lead EMEA Channels and Alliances


LONDON, UK, 24 February 2022 - Proofpoint, a global leader in cybersecurity and compliance, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Neill Burton as Vice President of Channels and Alliances for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

In his new role, Neill Burton will oversee Proofpoint’s channel and alliance operations across an important theatre for the company, underscoring Proofpoint’s commitment to its channel business and investment in the growth of its partner ecosystem in the region.

“Proofpoint is the trusted cybersecurity partner to some of the world’s most respected companies and is commited to its channel go-to market strategy, giving us an exceptional opportunity for growth,” said Neill Burton. “Proofpoint continues to develop and launch innovative products to protect its customers’ people, wherever they are working. We believe this will help to expand our ecosystem’s reach and allow our channel partners to grow their Proofpoint business profitably whilst increasing customer relevance.”

“Partners play a critical role as trusted advisors in helping customers define and implement their security strategies. My role is to help facilitate their contributions within the framework of people-centric offerings that best address the threats shaping the current cybersecurity landscape,” said Neill Burton.

Based out of the UK, Neill Burton brings a wealth of experience working in IT and cybersecurity, both on the partner and vendor side. Before Proofpoint, he held various senior channel leadership positions at F5, BMC Software, Hitachi Data Systems and Computacenter.

Joe Sykora, SVP, Worldwide Channels and Partner Sales at Proofpoint, commented: "As we have expanded, Proofpoint's reputation as the undisputed leader in cybersecurity has enabled us to attract great talent. Neill Burton’s strong experience and drive will be invaluable in delivering our vision of people-centric security to our key partners, expanding our program in line with growing demand for our market-leading solutions.”


About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ 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 organizations 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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