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Proofpoint Signs U.S. Distribution Agreement With Ingram Micro

20:00 EDT 3 Jun 2015 | Globe Newswire

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Proofpoint, Inc., (Nasdaq:PFPT), a leading next-generation security and compliance company, today announced a distribution agreement with Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM) to provide the entire Proofpoint portfolio of leading security and compliance solutions to the distributor's vast and increasing network of U.S. channel partners.

"Channel partners need cutting-edge security solutions that are designed to go head-to-head with cybercriminals, while simplifying compliance and support on the backend," said Eric Kohl, executive director of Ingram Micro Advanced Solutions. "Proofpoint's portfolio and enhanced partner program offers that and more. We look forward to serving as a leading Proofpoint distributor in the U.S."

With Proofpoint's award-winning suite of products, Ingram Micro security resellers can rapidly deploy next-generation cloud-based solutions that:

  • Protect against targeted attacks via email and social channels, the leading threat vectors organizations face
  • Stop data exfiltration with comprehensive defense against advanced persistent threats, advanced malware and phishing attempts
  • Achieve compliance goals by archiving, discovering and governing critical information on a secure, scalable platform
  • Respond rapidly to security incidents, leveraging industry-leading threat intelligence that helps security teams make the right decisions

"Our investment in the channel is strategic to Proofpoint," said Tracey Newell, executive vice president of Worldwide Sales for Proofpoint. "Our Ingram Micro distribution agreement is a key avenue to providing Proofpoint's leading security and compliance solutions to more organizations."

The agreement to leverage one of the world's largest and most trusted distributor networks is an intentional move for Proofpoint to expand its operations in the U.S. Under the terms of the agreement, Ingram Micro's Advanced Solutions organization will market, sell and support Proofpoint's entire portfolio of security and compliance solutions.

"Ingram Micro's reputation and vast network will help extend Proofpoint to a new set of channel partners," said Dee Dee Acquista, senior director of Worldwide Channels for Proofpoint. "Our alliance with Ingram Micro is designed to effectively drive growth and accelerate our success in the marketplace."

Channel partners will hear more details about the Proofpoint/Ingram Micro distribution agreement throughout 2015. To request more information on the Proofpoint Channel Partner Program, please email partners@proofpoint.com and visit https://www.proofpoint.com/us/partners.

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 www.proofpoint.com.

Proofpoint is a registered trademark of Proofpoint, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply co-ownership, co-management or other formal partnership relationship between Proofpoint and any other company.

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT:
         Patricia Hogan
         Proofpoint, Inc.
         408-763-3863
         phogan@proofpoint.com
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