Proofpoint Wins Three Homeland Security Awards from Government Security News

Leading cybersecurity company recognized for excellence in safeguarding government entities and training users to be more resilient to cyberattacks

Sunnyvale, Calif.—May 13, 2019 – Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, today announced it has won three Government Security News Homeland Security Awards, including two platinum awards for Best Email Security/Loss Management Solution (Proofpoint Email Protection) and Best Threat Intelligence Solution (Proofpoint Nexus Threat Intelligence Platform), as well as a gold award for Best Compliance/Vulnerability Assessment (Proofpoint Security Awareness Training). Both Proofpoint Email Protection and Proofpoint Security Awareness Training have also achieved In Process status for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

“A top cybersecurity priority for federal agencies is protecting how people work—and research has shown 93 percent of cyberattacks target people, with 96 percent occurring through the email channel,” said Ryan Kalember, executive vice president of Cybersecurity Strategy for Proofpoint. “These Government Security News awards highlight our commitment to providing federal organizations with a best-in-class product portfolio that combines advanced security technology with security awareness training to defend against today’s increasingly targeted, socially-engineered cyberattacks.”

Winners of the Government Security News Homeland Security Awards are selected based on a combination of client organization, technological innovation or improvement, filling a recognized government IT security need, and flexibility of a solution to meet current and future organizational needs. Proofpoint’s awards include:

Platinum: Proofpoint Email Protection

Proofpoint Email Protection makes it easy for government entities to roll-out accurate, effective inbound email policy, threat detection and visibility into very attacked people (VAPs) combined with filtering with outbound data protection, encryption, and secure file sharing. This capability is further extended with cloud-based compliance and archive functionalities. By integrating these components, without need for any hardware on-premise, security and control are maximized, while management, overhead and costs are minimized.

Gold: Proofpoint Security Awareness Training

Proofpoint Security Awareness Training provides effective tools for federal organizations to assess areas of vulnerability, evaluate end-user cybersecurity knowledge levels, and educate their employees about security best practices and compliance regulations. In addition to simulated attacks and interactive training content, Proofpoint offers CyberStrength® Knowledge Assessments, a unique, robust, and flexible tool that allows organizations to gauge their vulnerabilities to a wide range of cybersecurity threats and evaluate end-user understanding of key requirements related to regulations, mandates, and organizational policies. The capabilities of this tool allow administrators to easily build and assign assessments, measure progress, and share business intelligence.

Platinum: Proofpoint Nexus Threat Intelligence

Proofpoint Nexus Threat Intelligence (NTI) platform is backed by the world’s largest threat data collection and blends the industry’s best security research, technology, and threat data to drive effectiveness. More than 50 percent of the Fortune 1000 trust Proofpoint to use that intelligence to deliver effective people-centric cybersecurity solutions that protect them at every stage of the attack lifecycle.

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About Proofpoint, Inc.

Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organizations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on Proofpoint to mitigate their most critical security and compliance risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web. More information is available at

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