Proofpoint Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving, 5 Years Running

December 09, 2016
Darren Lee

Developing a modern enterprise archiving strategy isn’t easy. IT departments are increasingly plagued by data growth and service requirements.  Legal and compliance teams struggle with how to best retain, access, discover and ultimately dispose of content in compliance with evolving regulations. For these reasons, each year organizations across the globe look to Gartner, Inc. for a comprehensive evaluation of products and services that provide archiving for email, social media, files and other content types. At Proofpoint, we’re proud to say that we’ve been named a Leader for the fifth consecutive year in the Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving. That is some serious staying power and strong validation for us as the market continues to consolidate and shift.

Our differentiation as an innovative enterprise archiving platform is clear across three main areas:

  1. Integrated platform for archiving, supervision and eDiscovery. Our Enterprise Archive solution provides a single pane of glass with expanded visibility and control across email, files, social media, and collaborative content. We enable organizations to search, preserve, discover, supervise, and protect critical content with a unified system. Our approach effectively reduces management overhead, costs and risks. Unlike our competitors, we've demonstrated continued investment in a seamlessly integrated and comprehensive content capture, supervision and discovery strategy.
     
  2. Enterprise focus and proven scalability. Proofpoint is focused on the meeting the needs of the enterprise. We've demonstrated success in scaling performance for many of the world’s largest organizations. For example, unique to the enterprise information archiving market, Proofpoint guarantees search performance with a Service Level Agreement that ensures delivery of data in seconds. Unlike other vendors who claim guaranteed search performance, Proofpoint's guarantee is fully financially backed and has proven scalability, consistently exceeding search performance guarantees for enterprise scale environments. A recent survey showed an average of less than seven second return of search results for approximately 80,000 searches/month.
     
  3. Undisputed cybersecurity and compliance leader. Data security is a top-of-mind issue due to the increased frequency and severity of data breaches. We know this problem well, and Proofpoint's mission is to build on the value of our security model for the large enterprise.  Not only can we reduce point-in-time data risk, but we also ensure the proper management over the long-term lifecycle of data. With Proofpoint DoubleBlind™ Key Architecture, we offer the industry's most secure archive and a game-changing feature for archive buyers concerned about security. Only Proofpoint ensures separation of encryption keys from encrypted data, guaranteeing only the customer has complete control over data access.

When coupled with our proven customer satisfaction across both product and support (to the tune of 90% renewal rates and 95% customer satisfaction rates), it’s clear why Proofpoint is the longest-standing SaaS Leader in the quadrant today. We’ve become the de-facto standard for cloud archiving in an era where a Software as a Service model is rapidly outpacing on-premises models. In fact, Gartner sees 60% to 70% of new or replacement email archiving implementations as being cloud-based.

Our customers know that no one is better suited to infinitely scale with their enterprise. Further, Gartner has recognized Proofpoint’s ability to offer a complete end-to-end set of capabilities to manage information risk. Industry leading compliance supervision and strong eDiscovery features are other key components that keep us a market leader and, more importantly, our customers happy.

We urge you to utilize the 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving to gain insight into the critical capabilities that make up a leader. We are committed to delivering on our vision and execution to build the most efficient, cost-optimized and risk-adverse solutions for our customers. We also invite you to see our solution in action with our live demo.