Proofpoint Recognized as SC Magazine 2015 Award Finalist for Best Email Security, Best Customer Service and Best Emerging Technology

SUNNYVALE, Calif., – February 24, 2015 – Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading next-generation security and compliance company, has been named an SC Magazine 2015 Awards finalist for Best Email Security Solution, Best Customer Service and Best Emerging Technology. Hundreds of submissions spanned multiple technology categories for the 2015 awards.

“From Home Depot to JP Morgan to Sony, cyber attackers showed new levels of sophistication and determination in their attacks in 2014,” said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Magazine. “With daily headlines, it's more important than ever to recognize the tireless efforts of the men and women across the globe who work to combat these threats and provide cybersecurity. Proofpoint is one of the companies that demonstrates a strong commitment to continued security innovation.”

The SC Awards acknowledge companies with superior products that address the most pressing cybersecurity threats. This year, Proofpoint Enterprise Protection/Privacy is recognized as a Best Email Security Solution finalist and Proofpoint Threat Response as a Best Emerging Technology finalist. In addition, Proofpoint’s exceptional customer support and service is a finalist for SC Magazine’s new Excellence Award for Best Customer Service. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards 2015 ceremony on April 21, 2015 in San Francisco.

“Organizations require an integrated security approach when defending against the full lifecycle of advanced threats—from blocking, detecting, responding and mitigating the impact,” said Gary Steele, CEO of Proofpoint. “Being recognized by SC Magazine as a finalist again this year, reinforces our ongoing commitment to deliver superior security solutions that address the most advanced security threats.”

Now in its 18th year, the SC Awards are the information security industry’s most prominent recognition for cybersecurity professionals, products and services. With the awards, SC Magazine recognizes the achievements of security professionals in the field, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities, and the vigilant work of government, commercial and nonprofit entities.

“Our readership has its finger on the pulse of IT security,” said Armstrong. “Proofpoint should feel extremely proud to be selected as an SC Magazine finalist as the recognition signifies they are one of the best in the cybersecurity industry.”

For more information on Proofpoint Enterprise Protection/Privacy and Proofpoint Threat Response please visit .

About SC Magazine

SC Magazine provides IT security professionals with in-depth and unbiased information through timely news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business. By offering a consolidated view of IT security through independent product tests and well-researched editorial content that provides the contextual backdrop for how these IT security tools will address larger demands put on businesses today, SC Magazine enables IT security pros to make the right security decisions for their companies. Besides the monthly print magazine, special Spotlight editions and daily website, the brand’s portfolio includes the SC Congress and Expo series (New York, Chicago, Toronto, London), SC Awards, SC Marketscope and SC Magazine Newswire.

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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 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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