Proofpoint Completes Armorize Acquisition
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – September 6, 2013 – Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading security-as-a-service provider, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Armorize Technologies, Inc., a leading developer of cloud-based (SaaS) anti-malware products. On August 9, 2013, Proofpoint announced the signing of its definitive agreement to acquire Armorize.
Founded by brothers Wayne and Matt Huang, Armorize's staff includes more than 35 Certified Ethical Hackers (CEH) and specializes in cloud-based threat intelligence, detection of 'zero-day' attacks and unknown vulnerabilities, real-time dynamic threat protection and advanced malware detection research.
“Proofpoint's acquisition of Armorize strengthens our position in the malware market, one of the most important spaces in the security industry,” said Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele. “With the Armorize technology, we're taking a fundamentally different approach to solving persistent threats in the cloud, which will truly set us apart and solidify Proofpoint’s position in next-generation cloud-based threat detection and malware research expertise.”
The acquisition supplements Proofpoint's already robust capabilities with a new set of real-time dynamic detection technology for next-generation threats and malware, enhancing Proofpoint's Targeted Attack Protection™ product. Together, Proofpoint and Armorize are poised to continue to make strides in detecting and stopping the world’s most advanced malware and persistent threats.
About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint is a leading security-as-a-service provider that focuses on cloud-based solutions for threat protection, compliance, archiving & governance and secure communications. Organizations around the world depend on Proofpoint’s expertise, patented technologies and on-demand delivery system to protect against phishing, malware and spam, safeguard privacy, encrypt sensitive information, and archive and govern messages and critical enterprise information. More information is available at www.proofpoint.com.
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