Proofpoint Named a Leader for the Eighth Time in a Row in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving

November 29, 2019
Tim Choi – Vice President of Product Marketing

Eight years—a lot can happen in eight years. In that time period, a baby grows to become a 3rd grader in school. Eight years can cover one’s college experience and one’s first job out of school. It takes at least eight years to go through medical school and residency training. 

Similarly, a lot has changed over the last eight years in the enterprise information archiving market space. We have all experienced disruption through technology innovations such as the cloud, more channels of communication, and most recently machine learning. Over the same last eight years, the speed and volume of communications have accelerated and the demands of timely regulatory and legal response have similarly accelerated.

While the sophistication, tools and speed of conducting business have all benefited companies to better serve employees and customers, this wave after wave of changes in our world places huge demands on the IT, legal and compliance staff. Eight years – and a lot has changed in this world of Enterprise Information Archiving.

But what has been consistent through the eight years of market changes, is that Proofpoint continues to be recognized as the only leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving for eight years running.

Over the eight years, we have stepped up to help end users in continuous innovation by incorporating the latest technology to address needs such as social media analytics, machine learning and security in our cloud environments with innovations such as the Proofpoint DoubleBlind™ Key Architecture. Proofpoint reinvests approximately 20% of annual revenue into our overall R&D, one of the highest percentages in the industry. This level of continuous investment is the only way to ensure our customers are empowered with the latest and greatest to address the needs of e-discovery, automated policy-based retention, compliant capture, storage and access, streamlined workflow, intelligent supervision, and uncompromised security.

At the same time, we recognize that technology isn’t everything in this journey of enterprise information archiving. This is especially true as regulations continue to shift, large data sets may need to be migrated to a solution such as Proofpoint, and new policies need to be implemented with new collaboration communication channels introduced into our world. Proofpoint has assembled a highly accomplished professional services and customer support team to help with all facets of this journey from migration, implementation, configuration and ongoing support for the small to the largest organizations in the world.

We are proud of this amazing accomplishment and recognition of eight years of continuous leadership recognition by Gartner. But we recognize that we are able to do it because of the people we’ve assembled at Proofpoint to deliver the innovations and implement the solutions needed in this ever-changing world, which calls for a huge shout of congratulations to our Archiving and Compliance teammates. Click here to download a complimentary copy of Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving. For more on Proofpoint Information Archiving, visit us here.

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