Proofpoint and Exclusive Networks UK Sign Distribution Agreement

September 30, 2015

Exclusive Networks UK to distribute Proofpoint cybersecurity solutions to address large enterprise and SMB needs

LONDON, UK – 30 September 2015 Proofpoint, a leading next-generation cybersecurity company, and Exclusive Networks UK, a top cybersecurity value-added distributor, today announced a distribution agreement for the United Kingdom. Under the terms of the agreement, Exclusive Networks UK will market, sell, and support Proofpoint’s entire portfolio of security and compliance solutions.

“We continue to see an increasing appetite for innovative, effective cybersecurity solutions as we expand across Europe,” said Gary Rider, vice president of EMEA Sales for Proofpoint. “Getting closer to the cybersecurity reseller community is imperative to our business, and the Exclusive Networks UK distribution agreement is key to achieving that goal in the UK. It’s a golden opportunity for partners to get involved and to understand how our security approach protects their customers from the advanced attacks that target them via email, mobile apps and social media.”

The Exclusive Networks UK distribution agreement marks a Proofpoint EMEA transition from a mixed channel model to a two-tier, value-added distribution strategy. The objective is to capitalise on the growth opportunities presented by an expanded Proofpoint cybersecurity product portfolio, now incorporating SMB-aligned solutions, as well as leading targeted attack protection offerings. This expansion complements the vendor’s long-standing market leadership in secure email gateways.

“Proofpoint has reshaped its channel strategy and continues to create innovative cybersecurity solutions for an ever-increasing addressable market,” said Graham Jones, country manager at Exclusive Networks UK.  “We are eager to help execute their ambitious plans, integrate Proofpoint solutions into our highly successful Cyber Attack Remediation & Mitigation (CARM) framework and kick-off a series of targeted initiatives designed to educate new partners.”

Proofpoint, a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways for seven consecutive years (1), has risen to prominence. Known for delivering cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint continues to expand its offerings with targeted attack protection for email, social media platforms and mobile vectors coupled with comprehensive information protection and incident response. This expanded portfolio allows organisations large and small to protect users from the sophisticated attacks that target them, protect the information users create (from data breaches and compliance violations), and equip security staff to respond quickly when things go wrong.

To request more information, please email info@exclusive-networks.co.uk  or emea_partners@proofpoint.com  and visit https://www.proofpoint.co.uk/us/partners.

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About Exclusive Networks UK

Exclusive Networks UK is a true value added distributor that brings its partners innovative technologies that will expand their security offering and increase margin potential whilst supporting them every step of the way. Through its New Tech division, it offers additional value by developing partners’ business through planning, marketing, training and support services.

The company is a UK arm of Exclusive Group, the value-added services and technologies group with 36 offices across five continents, and presence in over 100 countries, accelerating the growth of disruptive and innovative technologies around the world.   For more information visit www.exclusive-networks.co.uk

1 Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways, June 29, 2015, Peter Firstbrook, Neil Wynne

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About Proofpoint, Inc.

Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions for comprehensive threat protection, incident response, secure communications, social media security, compliance, archiving and governance. Organisations around the world depend on Proofpoint’s expertise, patented technologies and on-demand delivery system. Proofpoint protects against phishing, malware and spam, while safeguarding privacy, encrypting sensitive information, and archiving and governing messages and critical enterprise information. More information is available at www.proofpoint.co.uk .

For further information contact

Andy Crisp/Jacob Petterson

Cohesive

+44 (0) 1291 626200

exclusive-networks@wearecohesive.com

Proofpoint UK Media Contact:

Lucy Harvey

Eskenzi PR Ltd.

Tel:   +44 20 71 832 840

lucy@eskenzipr.com