Proofpoint, Inc.
Jun 19, 2017

Proofpoint Kicks Off FedRAMP Certification for Cloud Email Protection and Information Security, Coupled with Common Criteria Testing

Leading cybersecurity company's comprehensive email and information protection service achieves in-process FedRAMP status, among the first to adopt the latest Common Criteria Standard

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ:PFPT), a leading next-generation security and compliance company, today announced its Proofpoint cloud Email Protection and Information Protection solutions have achieved in-process status for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), under the sponsorship of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Additionally, the Proofpoint Email Protection appliance is undergoing testing with a national information assurance partnership (NIAP)-approved Common Criteria Testing Laboratory (CCTL), to achieve Common Criteria certification with the network device collaborative protection profile (NDcPP).

"Today's FedRAMP and Common Criteria certification in-process announcement underscores our commitment to helping ensure our nation's most critical Federal agencies are protected from the constant onslaught of cyberthreats," said Tony D'Angelo, vice president of Federal for Proofpoint. "Our cloud email protection, information protection and on premise email security solutions stop the sophisticated attacks and data theft attempts targeting the public sector. Both certifications will build on our existing FedRAMP-certified cloud-based information archiving solution."

The government-wide Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, provides a standardized approach for cloud product/service assessments and monitoring, which reduces an estimated 30-40 percent of government IT costs. Certification is achieved following rigorous testing and a sponsorship from an existing user, which in this case was from the FCC. Up for FedRAMP certification are Proofpoint's leading cloud Email Protection solution, which stops malware and non-malware threats such as business email compromise (BEC) attacks; and its cloud-based Information Protection solution, which allows users to easily manage sensitive data in motion (as it is sent via email) and at rest.

In tandem with FedRAMP certification, Proofpoint is also officially working to achieve Common Criteria recognition, which is an international standard for computer security certification. Proofpoint has started the certification process by formally engaging with a NIAP-approved lab to test its Proofpoint Email Protection appliance effectiveness and performance. The appliance is deployed on premise to protect agencies from spam, malware, and even non-malware threats with accurate classification, granular control, and visibility into all email communication.

For more information on Proofpoint's proven security and compliance solutions for the Federal government, please visit https://www.proofpoint.com/us/solutions/federal.

About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions to protect the way people work today. Proofpoint solutions enable organizations to protect their users from advanced attacks delivered via email, social media and mobile apps, protect the information their users create from advanced attacks and compliance risks, and respond quickly when incidents occur. More information is available at www.proofpoint.com

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