Proofpoint Joins IBM Security Intelligence Partner Program

New Device Support Module Means New Integration and better visibility and management for Both Companies’ Joint Customers

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – February 27, 2014. Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading security-as-a-service provider, today announced it has joined the  International Business Machines Corporation’s (NYSE: IBM) Ready for IBM Security Intelligence program (RFISI). Proofpoint and IBM also unveiled a new device support module (DSM) that enables information and event integration between IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform products and the Proofpoint Enterprise Protection and Proofpoint Enterprise Privacy offerings. The two companies’ product lines complement one another and both are leaders in their respective Gartner Magic Quadrants: Secure Email Gateway for Proofpoint, and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) for IBM.

The DSM’s integration capabilities enable security administrators to eliminate silos and get a more comprehensive view of their security posture from a single pane of glass, including alerts related to anomalies and outliers. They can also set policies based on data ingested from the Proofpoint products.

"We are delighted that Proofpoint has been certified in our Ready for IBM Security Intelligence program," said Michael Loria, vice president, business development, IBM Security Systems. "Our customers are using QRadar to protect their enterprises from today's advanced threats.  Email is a leading attack vector for malware targeted at high value individuals and assets, and Proofpoint is a leader in this space to fight these threats. The combination of Proofpoint and IBM QRadar delivers a powerful solution for our joint customers."

Beyond providing added value to users, the new relationship strengthens ties between the two companies that date back to 2005, when IBM began reselling Proofpoint products to its strategic outsourced customers. IBM Managed Security Services Email Protection, Encryption/DLP and Targeted Attack Protection offerings are powered by Proofpoint. IBM also offers a Managed SIEM service for QRadar and other leading platforms, which futhers the synergies of this integration and partnership between the companies. 

"Joint customers of Proofpoint and IBM can now benefit from an innovative and powerful defense against inbound and outbound Email malware attacks," said David Knight, Executive Vice President and GM Information Security Products at Proofpoint. "The integration between QRadar and Proofpoint Enterprise Protection and Enterprise Privacy gives our joint customers the ability to automate remediation processes of compromised users that Proofpoint indentifies." Proofpoint believes that this new technical certification and benefit for IBM QRadar customers will boost Proofpoint’s visibility and enable Proofpoint to pursue sales opportunities in IBM’s large installed based of QRadar customers, particularly in the finance, healthcare, retail and utilities sectors.

Close Collaboration for Ensured Compatibility
Proofpoint and IBM worked together closely to develop the DSM that enables the integration between their products, including the ability to ingest Proofpoint data in a widely-used syslog format. Collaborative testing of the DSM as part of the RFISI certification process ensured interoperability between the Proofpoint products involved and those of the IBM QRadar family. Specifically, the DSM supports all QRadar 7.1 and 7.2 releases, and both the virtual and physical configurations of Proofpoint Enterprise Protection and Proofpoint Enterprise Privacy.

About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) is a leading security-as-a-service provider that focuses on cloud-based solutions for threat protection, compliance, archiving and 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


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