Microsoft Partners Welcome Proofpoint's New Affiliate Program

Proofpoint Expands Channel Presence With Affiliate Program, Signs Up Top Microsoft Office 365 Solution Partners

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SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2012) - Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading security-as-a-service provider and Microsoft Gold Independent Software Vendor, has announced the launch of a new Proofpoint Affiliate Program for Microsoft Partners -- and top Microsoft Office 365 Solution Partners have already joined Proofpoint's program. 

Proofpoint's new channel program focuses on partners who manage Microsoft Office 365 deployments and who need to provide enterprise-grade data protection and compliance to their clients. The new program is specifically designed for Microsoft partners who want to grow their business and profits without losing focus on their core competencies or changing their business model.  

John Gilham, CEO of Agile IT, a San Diego-based Microsoft Gold Partner for Messaging and Identity & Security and a member of Proofpoint's new program, said, "The Proofpoint Affiliate Program for Microsoft Partners provides a very simple, clear and profitable way for us to address our customers' stringent security and compliance requirements that must be maintained while moving to Office 365 cloud-based services."

Other notable Microsoft partners that have recently joined the new Proofpoint program include AIS Network, New Signature, Quality Technology Solutions and Slalom Consulting.

New Signature CEO Christopher Hertz said, "The Proofpoint Affiliate Program for Microsoft Partners provides New Signature with a simple, great solution we can use to address the threat protection, compliance, governance and secure communication requirements for our Office 365 customers. I appreciate the great partner experience Proofpoint delivers and the effort that Proofpoint makes to empower channel partners like New Signature to successfully and profitably sell and support all of Proofpoint's email security and compliance solutions."

Benefits of the new affiliate program include access to a partner portal, sales and technical training, online sales tools, partner promotions and a named channel account manager to ensure that both administrative and technical support are always available so that the relationship runs smoothly. 

"This new affiliate program allows Microsoft partners to take advantage of our technology in a streamlined way, without unnecessary red tape," said Tom Barsi, executive vice president, Business Development, Proofpoint. "We think that our leadership position in Gartner's Magic Quadrant will help them win business and, more importantly, enable them to deliver solutions their customers can depend on year in and year out to protect their data and keep them compliant with regulatory mandates."

For more information regarding the Proofpoint Affiliate Program for Microsoft Partners, click on

www.Proofpoint.com/partners.

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 www.proofpoint.com.

Proofpoint is a registered and/or common law trademark of Proofpoint, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Orlando DeBruce
Proofpoint, Inc.
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Lisette Paras
Ogilvy Public Relations
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