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Proofpoint Intros Proofpoint 5

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Proofpoint, Inc., the leading provider of integrated email security and data loss prevention solutions, today introduced Proofpoint 5, its next-generation family of solutions. Based on a new, integrated architecture, Proofpoint 5 is the industrys first single-appliance solution for defending against inbound spam and viruses, preventing leaks of confidential and private data, encrypting sensitive information and analyzing messaging infrastructures. Delivering these capabilities on a single platform enables customers to radically reduce costs and complexity while improving the overall effectiveness of their messaging security infrastructures.

“Proofpoint’s appliance has performed flawlessly for us for the past 3 years, protecting our users from all types of email-borne threats,” said Bill Stephens, manager of electronic communication for the City of Topeka, Kansas. “The performance enhancements in Proofpoint 5 will ensure that we’ll have plenty of headroom to handle rising email volumes, without having to invest in new infrastructure. And the ability to deploy outbound protection on the same platform will help us defend against future threats as our needs change.”

Proofpoint 5 delivers dramatic enhancements across the entire Proofpoint platform—which can be deployed as a hardware appliance, virtual appliance or software—with powerful administration features, advanced data loss prevention capabilities and high-performance protection against message-borne threats.

“Proofpoint 5 delivers a unique architecture and unified policy management for both email security and data loss prevention,” said Sandra Vaughan, senior vice president of products and marketing for Proofpoint. “Proofpoint 5 continues to raise the bar on performance, extending our lead over the competition by delivering an appliance architecture that can handle more than 10,000 simultaneous connections and process more than 400,000 messages per hour with both inbound and outbound protection enabled. Proofpoint 5 offers an unbeatable combination of outstanding ease-of-use, the industry’s lowest total-cost-of-ownership and the most flexible deployment options—including the industry’s only enterprise-class virtual appliance for email security.”

Proofpoint Inc.