CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Proofpoint, Inc., the leader in large-enterprise messaging security solutions, today introduced the industrys first virtual appliance for enterprise messaging security, the Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway for VMware. The Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway for VMware offers all of the same anti-spam, anti-virus, data privacy and intellectual property leak prevention features found in Proofpoints physical appliances in an easy-to-deploy virtual appliance format for VMwares virtualization products.
Virtual appliances offer many benefits including cost savings, rapid deployment and provisioning, simplified change management and easy backup and disaster recovery. Multiple instances of the Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway virtual appliance can even be run on the same physical server.
As more and more large enterprises realize the benefits of server virtualizationincluding lower costs, increased IT efficiency and improved resource utilizationthey are looking to further leverage these savings by moving mission critical applications to a virtual environment, said Gary Steele, CEO of Proofpoint, Inc. Email security is a prime candidate for virtualization and Proofpoints new virtual appliance provides the worlds first enterprise-class messaging security solution for virtual servers. As the virtualization market matures, Proofpoint intends to introduce versions of its virtual appliance for additional virtualization environments.