Proofpoint’s Browser Isolation Solution Named a 2018 CRN Product of the Year Winner

Innovative solution honored in security web and email category, and customer demand subcategory

Sunnyvale, Calif.—December 5, 2018 – Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, today announced CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named its Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) Isolation a winner in the 2018 Product of the Year Awards in the Security Web & Email category and the Customer Demand subcategory. Proofpoint’s cloud-based TAP Isolation isolates web content in a secure virtual environment to provide corporate users with highly secure access to personal webmail and internet browsing without compromising user privacy. Products and services on this list represent best-in-breed technological innovation, financial opportunity for partners, and customer demand.

Proofpoint TAP Isolation addresses a fundamental shift in the threat landscape—cybercriminals are increasingly targeting people, not infrastructure, to infiltrate companies. And personal email remains a top threat vector for attackers and has historically introduced significant vulnerability to corporate networks. By isolating potentially malicious URLs and file downloads, Proofpoint TAP Isolation allows IT teams to safely empower employees to use personal email and browse the web, improving the end user experience without compromising the security of endpoints and corporate networks.

“We are honored to be recognized by CRN as a cybersecurity leader and look forward to continued channel adoption of TAP Isolation,” said Ryan Kalember, senior vice president of Cybersecurity Strategy for Proofpoint. “It’s rare to find a solution like TAP Isolation that represents both a win for security teams and a win for end users. With TAP Isolation, our channel partners can help organizations ensure their employees can safely and seamlessly access their personal email and web browse without the risk of active malicious content reaching the end user or an entire corporate system.”

CRN Product of the Year winners were determined through a combination of editorial selection and a survey fielded to solution providers, who are currently selling both the technology and specific vendor product, to accurately capture real-world satisfaction among partners and their customers. Solution providers considered product quality and reliability; richness of product features and functionality; technical innovation; compatibility and ease of integration; and demonstrated ability to create new customer relationships or improve existing ones; and more. This year’s survey garnered over 3,600 responses.

“The 2018 Products of the Year winners deserve this recognition for being the top-performing products in the industry,” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “These innovative products and services have the required technical elements, revenue and profit potential, and ability to fulfill customer demand that solution providers are looking for. This list serves as an important guide for channel partners on the highest-potential technologies and services in the market today.”

The 2018 Products of the Year are featured in the December 2018 issue of CRN and can be viewed online at For more information on Proofpoint’s channel program, please visit Additional information on Proofpoint TAP Isolation is available via


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 100, rely on Proofpoint to mitigate their most critical security and compliance risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web. No one protects people, the data they create, and the digital channels they use more effectively than Proofpoint. More information is available at

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