Proofpoint Enhances Security and Compliance Platform to Enable the Mobile Enterprise
SUNNYVALE, CA-- March 15, 2011 -- Proofpoint, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise cloud-based email security, archiving and data loss prevention solutions, today announced Proofpoint Mobile, a family of applications that extend the company's industry-leading email security, compliance and archiving solutions to mobile devices. The mobile solutions run on Proofpoint CloudControl, a security and compliance platform, and are delivered either through light-weight native applications or mobile-optimized web-based applications. This ensures that users and administrators have a familiar user experience on their device of choice and further minimizes mobile deployment costs. With Proofpoint, Global 2000 enterprises can quickly and easily integrate secure and compliant mobile communications into their organizations through scalable and cost-effective cloud-based applications.
Featured in the new application set are Proofpoint Mobile Encryption, Proofpoint Mobile Archive and Proofpoint Mobile Dashboard:
Part of the Proofpoint Enterprise Privacy Suite™, Proofpoint Mobile Encryption™ offers powerful policy-driven encryption and decryption capabilities that mitigate the risks associated with regulatory and corporate policy violations, and also mitigate data loss. The Decrypt Assist feature enables one-click decryption for users on mobile devices. Also available is a BlackBerry plug-in feature for easy message encryption on BlackBerry phones.
Powered by Proofpoint Enterprise Archive™, Proofpoint Mobile Archive™ places the power of an infinite inbox into mobile users' hands and provides on-demand access to multiple years' worth of email information at the touch of a button. No longer confined to the storage limitations of mobile devices, users can be more productive by searching for any email across many years, by topic, when they need it, regardless of where they are.
Proofpoint Mobile Dashboard™ is a companion tool for IT staff that are managing or implementing Proofpoint Enterprise Protection™. The Dashboard gives instant access to Proofpoint's security and Call Tracking System (CTS) information, which provides critical security information such as global spam effectiveness, deployment stats and customer tracking tickets. Now, administrators can monitor and report on security and compliance status from anywhere and at anytime.
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
Proofpoint Mobile Applications are available now for free to current Proofpoint customers. For more information, visit http://www.proofpoint.com/products/technology/mobile/mobile-email-security-and-compliance.php
"Corporate employees want instant access to data and applications from any device, anywhere and at any time. IT groups are pressured from below and above -- from employees and executives -- to allow usage of employee-owned smartphones, tables and laptops with internal IT systems. However, IT organizations are struggling to find the right approach to secure these consumerized devices," says Phil Hochmuth, program manager of IDC's Security Products research group. "Many enterprise security teams now regard cloud-based security technology as the best approach to provide effective security controls that allow non-corporate mobile devices to mix safely with enterprise networks, applications and data."
"The Proofpoint mobile application with decrypt assist from Proofpoint has been on Guaranty Bank's wish list," said Kenneth Johnston, CIO and vice president of information systems at Guaranty Bank. "What I am really excited about is that Proofpoint mobile encryption can run on a variety of smartphones. Our users have many different types of mobile phones, and the one-click access to decrypt messages makes this a very seamless process for them."
"The ability to quickly search and view any email I've ever sent or received from my iPhone is a real productivity booster, as if I had Exchange in my pocket," said Steven Heller, chief technology officer at Graubard Miller. "It's applications such as this that further validate our decision to go with Proofpoint's SaaS archiving solution, since we immediately benefit from Proofpoint's continued investment in its cloud platform."
"Employees and executives are demanding the ability to use their personal consumer devices for work, and they are using them whether their company allows it or not. The Proofpoint CloudControl platform is enabling mobile email security and compliance, ensuring corporate IT can meet its requirements while allowing employees to utilize a new generation of consumer devices," said Peter Galvin, chief marketing officer, Proofpoint. "We recognize that security and compliance must be interwoven into any mobile initiative. Without it, costly data breaches and compliance violations will occur. Our cloud-based mobile applications will allow any enterprise to welcome consumer-based technology into its communications fold."
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About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint focuses exclusively on the art and science of cloud-based email security, eDiscovery and compliance solutions. Organizations around the world depend on Proofpoint's expertise, patented technologies and on-demand delivery system to protect against spam and viruses, safeguard privacy, encrypt sensitive information, and archive messages for easier management and discovery. Proofpoint's enterprise email solutions mitigate the challenges and amplify the benefits of enterprise messaging. Learn more at www.proofpoint.com.