Proofpoint Wins Best Cloud Computing Security Solution and Best Enterprise Security Solution at the SC Media Awards Europe 2020

Business Email Compromise and Email Account Compromise

Proofpoint Information Protection also came Highly Commended in the Best Data Leakage Prevention (DLP) Solution category

Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, today announced that Proofpoint Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) has been recognised as Best Cloud Computing Security Solution at the 2020 SC Media Awards Europe. Proofpoint Advanced Email Protection was also awarded the winning place in the coveted Best Enterprise Security Solution category. The company was also Highly Commended in the Best Data Leakage Prevention (DLP) Solution category with Proofpoint Information Protection. The announcements were made across a three-day digital ceremony, organised by SC Media UK.

Cloud app security is now an essential component of a comprehensive enterprise defence in today’s cloud-driven world, particularly as the global workforce has shifted to remote working. The traditional tactic of defending an organisation’s perimeter is obsolete, as employees are mobile, accessing corporate data from everywhere on all sorts of devices, networks and platforms. Proofpoint CASB has been named the leader in the Cloud Computing Security category as it meets the needs of security people serious about cloud threats, data loss by protecting organisations from account compromise, oversharing of data and compliance risks in the cloud.

With more than 90% of targeted attacks starting with email and Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks quickly becoming one of the most expensive cyberthreats to organisations, securing employee emails is of utmost importance to enterprises. By winning the Best Enterprise Security award at the SC Awards Europe 2020, Proofpoint Advanced Email Security Solution illustrates why a people-centric security approach is vital for organisations of all sizes.

“Cybercriminals increasingly target people, rather than infrastructure; recent research shows that 99% of all cyberattacks rely on human interaction to be successful. This makes protecting how people work - and extending that protection from the traditional perimeter, to all cloud-based platforms - a top cybersecurity priority for organisations today,” said Keith Bird, Vice President of Northern Europe, Middle East & Africa for Proofpoint. ““Proofpoint rises above its competitors to help organisations drive a people-centric approach to cybersecurity, combining advanced security technology with security awareness training to defend against today’s increasingly targeted, socially-engineered cyberattacks. Being recognised at the recent SC Awards Europe once again is a welcomed acknowledgment of our commitment to innovation when it comes to advanced cybersecurity protection for businesses of all sizes.”

The SC Europe Awards are recognised as the industry gold standard of accomplishment for cybersecurity professionals, products, and services. Winners in the Excellence category are determined by an expert panel of judges with extensive knowledge and experience in the cybersecurity industry. Drawn from the senior ranks of the information security profession and selected for their experience and impartiality, the judges work for major European and global brands.

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