Proofpoint Positioned in "Leaders" Quadrant in Gartner's 2012 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving
SUNNYVALE, CA, Dec 18, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading security-as-a-service
provider, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in
the Leaders quadrant of the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise
Information Archiving.(1) Proofpoint is one of just three vendors
positioned as Leaders in the new report, which provides a detailed
overview of the Enterprise Information Archiving (EIA) market and
evaluates the vendors based on their completeness of vision and
ability to execute.
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"We believe Proofpoint's positioning by Gartner in the leaders
quadrant is a great confirmation of our ongoing success in delivering
archiving solutions that meet the security, performance, and advanced
functionality requirements of even the largest enterprises," said
Gary Steele, CEO of Proofpoint. "We feel that Proofpoint's strong
position in the enterprise information archiving market has been
fueled by our continued success in winning large enterprise customers
and our ongoing commitment to delivering the innovative, cloud-based
information governance solutions demanded by enterprise customers."
Writing in the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information
Archiving," Gartner analysts Sheila Childs, Kenneth Chin, Debra Logan
and Alan Dayley note that, "The EIA market is healthy and growing
rapidly. EIA has emerged as a commonly used technology underpinning
for higher-level use cases supporting information governance,
e-discovery, historical preservation of data and application
Gartner analysts also note that adoption of cloud-based archiving
solutions continues to grow rapidly, saying that, "Archiving as a
service (aka cloud archiving) has rapidly surpassed on-premises
archiving as the preferred deployment model for most organizations."
Gartner also observes that, "Aging on-premises archiving platforms
are being replaced by more modern solutions, and migration from one
archive to another, although difficult, is becoming commonplace."
The report highlights the growing importance of information
governance as an important business driver in the deployment of
archiving solutions. Gartner says, "Broader information governance
concerns (regulatory compliance, business-focused retention and
deletion of data, and managing aging data based on a clear
understanding of its value) are beginning to surpass e-discovery as
the primary driver for deploying EIA."
In-place management of legal holds is also highlighted as an
important feature of today's enterprise information archiving
solutions, noting the emergence of solutions such as Proofpoint
Enterprise Governance. Gartner analysts write that, "Another trend
that is emerging as an offshoot of an organization's desire to better
manage its archiving and e-discovery processes is in-place legal
hold. This functionality offers the ability to identify data wherever
it resides and either apply legal holds to the data without moving it
to an archive or to move it to a temporary archive at that point."
Of vendors positioned as Leaders, Gartner says, "Leaders have the
highest combined measures of Ability to Execute and Completeness of
Vision. They may have the most comprehensive and scalable products.
They have a proven track record of financial performance and an
established market presence. In terms of vision, they are perceived
as thought leaders, with well-articulated plans for ease of use,
product breadth and how to address scalability. For vendors to have
long-term success, they must plan to address the expanded market
requirements for EIA, including support for multiple content types,
support for the cloud, solid relevant e-discovery functionality and a
seamless user experience."
Proofpoint's Cloud-based Solutions for Enterprise Information
Proofpoint's cloud-based archiving solution, Proofpoint Enterprise
Archive(TM), helps organizations address challenges including
discovery readiness, regulatory compliance, legal holds and
information governance without the headaches of managing an
on-premises archive. With an innovative, next-generation
architecture, it can be up and running in days with low, upfront
capital investment, and predictable lifetime costs. Proofpoint
Enterprise Archive can be utilized for search "anytime-anywhere" with
sustainably fast, reliable performance uniquely backed by a Search
Performance service level agreement (SLA) while Proofpoint's patented
DoubleBlind(TM) Key Architecture provides high standards of data
security and privacy.
Learn more about the many features and benefits of Proofpoint
Enterprise Archive by visiting http://www.proofpoint.com/archive.
Proofpoint Enterprise Governance is an enterprise information
governance solution that gives organizations the ability to monitor
and control the flow of information across all major data stores and
communication channels, including end-user laptops and desktops,
enterprise email systems, file sharing systems, and collaboration
solutions (such as Microsoft SharePoint, and IBM Lotus Domino),
powered by patented Digital Thread(TM) technology.
Proofpoint offers a broad set of solutions -- including Proofpoint
Enterprise Protection, Proofpoint Enterprise Privacy, Proofpoint
Enterprise Archive and Proofpoint Enterprise Governance -- that spans
threat protection, compliance, archiving and governance, and secure
communication. These solutions enable organizations to:
-- Keep malicious content out of their environments
-- Prevent the theft or inadvertent loss of sensitive information
-- Collect, securely retain, govern, search and produce sensitive data
for compliance and litigation support and
-- Securely communicate and collaborate on sensitive data with customers,
partners and suppliers
(1)Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information
Archiving," by Sheila Childs, Kenneth Chin, Debra Logan, Alan Dayley,
13 December 2012
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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
Proofpoint, Proofpoint Enterprise Protection, Proofpoint Enterprise
Privacy, Proofpoint Encryption, Proofpoint Enterprise Archive,
Proofpoint Enterprise Governance and Digital Thread are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Proofpoint, Inc. in the U.S. and other
countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of
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