Gartner Names Proofpoint a Leader in 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving for Fourth Consecutive Year

Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute

SUNNYVALE, Calif., – November 16, 2015 – Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading next-generation cybersecurity company, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the leaders quadrant of the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving for the fourth consecutive year. The report provides a detailed overview of the enterprise information archiving market and evaluates vendors based on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

“Many of the world’s largest organizations rely on the Proofpoint Enterprise Archive solution, which helps organizations comply with complex regulatory requirements and provide streamlined eDiscovery of all corporate data,” said Gary Steele, CEO of Proofpoint. “Our leading cloud solution seamlessly and massively scales to handle the ever-increasing amount of data the 21st century organization creates. We believe our leadership in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving for the fourth consecutive year clearly demonstrates our staying power and validates that our ongoing strategy, vision and product development are extremely effective in mitigating information risk for the enterprise.”

Proofpoint Enterprise Archive

Proofpoint Enterprise Archive is a next-generation archiving solution that addresses three key challenges—legal discovery, regulatory compliance, and end user email access—without the headaches of managing archiving in-house. Built with an architecture explicitly designed to leverage the cloud, Proofpoint allows IT teams to quickly and securely deliver value back to the business. With visibility into and supervision over regulated data, IT burdens are lifted to service eDiscovery and compliance requests, reducing risk and exposure.  

Further, the ever-increasing amount of data that organizations and their people create today increasingly favors a cloud deployment model. In fact, according to the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving: “Gartner is seeing a majority of organizations selecting SaaS for new or updated messaging data archiving implementations.” Proofpoint is a proven leader in cloud deployments, providing seamless and massive scalability against unstructured data growth, and has a presence across North America and EMEA to meet data sovereignty requirements.

Proofpoint Enterprise Archive enables organizations to control access to information at all times. With broad content support for all electronically stored information (ESI) including email, files, instant messaging and social media content—eDiscovery and legal holds are made simple. The self-service functionality allows legal teams to access all ESI, without IT involvement, diminishing costs and speeding response time. All data stored in the archive is secured via Proofpoint’s patented DoubleBlind™ Key Architecture, ensuring sophisticated encryption and control of your data. With a search performance service level agreement (SLA) that is financially-backed, organizations can quickly access email, documents, instant messages and social media content in seconds. This functionality scales even as archived data volume reaches to hundreds of terabytes in size.

To further extend visibility and security, many organizations complement Proofpoint Enterprise Archive with additional Proofpoint solutions to effectively secure and archive communication channels like email and social media. Organizations can manage a wide range of information risks with a comprehensive suite of information security, compliance and governance offerings. With Proofpoint, organizations can efficiently protect, track, classify, monitor and apply policies to unstructured information across the enterprise.

Please visit to download Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving, Alan Dayley, Garth Landers, Anthony Kros, 29 October 2015

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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 and mobile security, compliance, archiving and governance. Organizations 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


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