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Proofpoint Debuts Messaging Appliance

Proofpoint announced an enhanced version of its policy-driven email encryption solution, Proofpoint Secure Messaging

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Proofpoint, Inc., the leader in large-enterprise messaging security solutions, today announced an enhanced version of its policy-driven email encryption solution, Proofpoint Secure Messaging™. The new product is the first of its kind to offer fully integrated email content filtering and policy-based encryption on a single, easy-to-deploy appliance or virtual appliance. Proofpoint Secure Messaging is ideal for organizations in the healthcare, financial services, government and other sectors that need to protect sensitive data while still making that data readily available to appropriate affiliates, business partners and end users.

Proofpoint Secure Messaging and Proofpoint’s advanced content filtering modules—Proofpoint Regulatory Compliance and Proofpoint Digital Asset Security—work together to deliver powerful, policy-driven encryption features to the Proofpoint Protection Server software and Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway appliance. Proofpoint Regulatory Compliance identifies and protects private data, helping organizations comply with a wide variety of data protection and privacy regulations including HIPAA and GLBA. Proofpoint Digital Asset Security keeps valuable assets and confidential information from leaking outside the organization via email.

The new version of Proofpoint Secure Messaging is fully integrated with Proofpoint’s messaging security platform and requires no additional hardware to filter, route and encrypt messages. Powered by Voltage IBE technology, it automatically and dynamically encrypts outbound email based on customizable policies, right at the email gateway. As a result, encryption policies are accurately and consistently applied and end users do not need to take any special actions to ensure that messages are properly encrypted.

“Proofpoint Secure Messaging has proven to be one of the most popular enhancements for the Proofpoint messaging security platform and the latest version is even more cost effective, powerful and easy-to-use,” said Sandra Vaughan, senior vice president of products and marketing for Proofpoint. “New customers will find that Proofpoint Secure Messaging is extremely easy to deploy, configure and manage. They can be up and running with a complete policy-based encryption solution is just hours, compared to days or weeks for competing solutions. And existing Proofpoint customers can now add policy-based encryption to their deployments without needing any additional hardware.”

Proofpoint Inc.

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