Proofpoint Welcomes more Partners to its Referral Partner Program

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – May 23, 2013  Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading security-as-a-service provider, today announced the addition of five channel partners to its Proofpoint Referral Partner Program, which enables new channel partners to easily add value for their customers while increasing their own profitability.

While the four differ in technological and geographical focus, they are all highly successful Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, and are expected to increase Proofpoint's visibility and market penetration, particularly in the Microsoft Office 365 community. Additionally, several of the channel partners offer managed hosting and cloud services. All five have developed offerings that map well to Proofpoint's cloud-based suite of security and archiving products, including Proofpoint Enterprise Protection™, Proofpoint Enterprise Privacy™, Proofpoint Enterprise Archive™ and Proofpoint Enterprise Governance™.

"We're excited to partner with Proofpoint," said Matt Smith, Cloud Architect at Planet Technologies, located near Washington, D.C. and has been a Microsoft Federal Partner of the Year six times. "We're impressed with their technology, particularly given its integration and enhancement points with Microsoft products like Office 365. We're also very pleased with the benefits of the Proofpoint Referral Partner Program, such as joint RFP-response."

New Signature, located in Washington, D.C., provides IT solutions for more than 300 customers, ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to enterprise and public sector organizations. New Signature also serves an unusually broad range of industry sectors, including non-profit, finance, real estate, education, legal, hospitality and more.

Perficient is a leading IT consulting firm serving enterprise customers from a network of offices in North America as well as branches in Eastern Europe, India and China. The company is widely regarded as one of the largest and most capable Microsoft systems integrators in the U.S. Planet Technologies, located near Washington DC with offices nationwide, has been offering solutions to federal, state and local agencies, education and enterprise customers since 1997. It is recognized for its expertise in the integration and customization of Microsoft technologies. The company has been Microsoft Federal Partner of the Year six times and Microsoft State and Local Partner of the Year three times.

QTS (Quality Technology Services), headquartered in Parsippany, New Jersey, is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services for the enterprise. The company owns and operates over three million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure nationwide, and supports more than 800 customers. QTS was named 2012 New York Metro Area Partner of the Year by Microsoft.

"All of these new channel partners are leaders in their fields and we're honored to have them as part of the Proofpoint ecosystem," said Tom Barsi, Proofpoint executive vice president for business development. "Their decision to join with us reflects confidence not only in our current product suite, but also in our culture of innovation – a culture that's going to keep us ahead of the curve over the long haul."

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 & 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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