Proofpoint Introduces V3.1 Advances to Messaging Security Solutions

Company unveils Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway 3.1 and Proofpoint Protection Server 3.1

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Proofpoint, Inc., the leader in large-enterprise messaging security solutions, today introduced the latest versions of its software and appliance solutions for messaging security, the Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway 3.1 and Proofpoint Protection Server 3.1. Designed specifically for large enterprises, universities and government organizations, these solutions combine the most effective techniques for fighting spam -- including Proofpoint MLX machine learning technology, intelligent perimeter defenses and email firewall capabilities -- with anti-virus and robust outbound content security features in a single, highly scalable platform. The 3.1 versions of these products introduce unique business-user workflow features, ease-of-administration enhancements and increased end-user control of email preferences (including multi-lingual interfaces).

In a separate announcement, Proofpoint also introduced today the new X- Series messaging security appliance, designed specifically for small- and medium-sized enterprises (see related announcement, "Proofpoint Debuts Messaging Security Appliance for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises").

"Proofpoint is well known as the leader in providing maximum control for both administrators and end-users with the market's easiest-to-use, 'zero administration' solution for messaging security," said Gary Steele, CEO of Proofpoint. "With our 3.1 releases, we're extending Proofpoint's leadership in this area by introducing the market's most sophisticated workflow for users of our content security modules and enhancing ease-of-use for administrators. Proofpoint's solutions offer the highest effectiveness, widest range of innovative features and lowest total cost of ownership of any email security solution in the market today."

"Proofpoint Protection Server 3.1 is the only messaging security solution that can meet the challenge and pace of security threats in the 21st century," said Tatsuki Sakushima, IT security manager for NRI Pacific, Inc., a fully owned subsidiary of Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. "Proofpoint 3.1 gives us near perfect protection against messaging related threats such as spam messages and viruses with a minimum of administrative overhead. The new multilingual end-user interfaces make it easy for all of our employees in the global environment to manage their personal email protection settings."

Key new features of the Proofpoint Protection Server 3.1 software and Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway 3.1 appliance include:

Content Security Business-user Workflow
The powerful content security features of the Proofpoint Digital Asset Security and Proofpoint Regulatory Compliance modules have been enhanced with sophisticated workflow capabilities that let business users easily accomplish advanced tasks without requiring intervention from system administrators. Proofpoint allows business users -- such as compliance, security, risk management, HR and other line-of-business managers -- to administer their own content security policies, review violations, approve exceptions and monitor incidents through an easy-to-use interface and email-based notification system.

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