Proofpoint Winner of 2012 SC Magazine Reader Trust Award

Proofpoint Enterprise Protection and Privacy Solutions Achieve Notable Industry Accolade for Best Email Content Management

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., from RSA Conference 2012, Booth 850 – February 28, 2012 –Proofpoint, Inc. (, a pioneering security-as-a-service provider, 
has been recognized with SC Magazine's 2012 Reader Trust Award as the company with the Best Email Content Management solution. The announcement was made on February 28, 2012 at the SC Awards Gala, held in conjunction with the annual RSA Conference in San Francisco.

Proofpoint won Best Email Content Management category with its Proofpoint Enterprise Protection™ and Proofpoint Enterprise Privacy™.  Winners were chosen by voters, who are SC Magazine Readers that are high-level IT security executives (CISOs, CIOs, VPs, etc.) working for organizations across various markets, including finance, health care, government, education and more.

"We are pleased by this recognition from SC Magazine for our ability to protect against inbound and outbound security threats with deployments on-premises, in the cloud or in hybrid configurations," said Wade Chambers, executive vice president of engineering at Proofpoint. "Using a complete email security infrastructure, it is critical for organizations to protect their networks from cyber criminals who find new ways to spam email inboxes and phish for personal information and also from the threat of propriety information being leaked via email by employees."

The Reader Trust Voting Panel volunteered their time and experience to carefully consider each of the contenders in each category to cast votes. This panel represents a cross-section of SC Magazine leadership, which is comprised of large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets, including financial services, health care, government, retail, education and other sectors. Functionality, manageability, ease-of-use and scalability of the product or service, as well as the customer service are considered during the judging process.

"Our readers are on the front lines of information security, and they have recognized Proofpoint Enterprise Protection and Privacy as one of their key tools for securing their organizations," said Illena Armstrong, vice president and editorial director, SC Magazine. "Without leaders in innovation, such as Proofpoint, we would not be able to plan for the future of enterprise security."

In its 15th year, the information security industry's most prominent accolade, the annual SC Awards showcase the best solutions, services and professionals, while recognizing achievement and technical excellence. SC Magazine distinguishes the achievements of the security professionals in the trenches, the innovations happening in the vendor and service provider communities and the passionate work of government, commercial and nonprofits - all working to help improve global security.  For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit

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About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint is a pioneering 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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