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Proofpoint Accelerates Email Archiving Migration, Speeds Path to Industry-Leading Cloud Archive

Feb 11, 2015

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/11/15 -- Proofpoint, Inc., (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading next-generation security and compliance company, today announced the new Proofpoint Migration Accelerator (PMA) is available to speed-up and simplify email archive migration from legacy on-premise solutions to Proofpoint Enterprise Archive. Available through an application programming interface (API), PMA enables leading data migration and discovery service providers to preserve data and quickly move it to the cloud.

"There is growing demand to move to cloud archiving -- and the major obstacle stopping many organizations is their critical data is trapped in old, on-premise products," said Darren Lee, general manager of Archive & Governance for Proofpoint. "Our new Proofpoint Migration Accelerator makes it easier for organizations to get data out and into the cloud faster. We provide archiving freedom and data fidelity to ensure corporate archive content meets rigorous eDiscovery and regulatory compliance demands."

Proofpoint is committed to reducing the time, scope and hassle of migration tasks. According to the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information ArchivingI in which Proofpoint was named a Leader, archiving as a service (aka cloud archiving) has rapidly surpassed on-premises archiving as the preferred deployment model for most organizations. Gartner sees 60 percent to 70 percent of new or replacement email archiving implementations as being cloud-based."

Migration projects can be disruptive to internal IT staff without an effective migration technology in place. The process of moving data from poor-performing legacy on-premise systems can expose teams to data integrity issues and challenges in mapping messages to specific mailboxes. Multiple manual steps, that are required to transfer historical data to new cloud-based systems, also prolong project timelines.

PMA addresses these challenges by providing pre-built connectors that directly ingest data extracted from systems including Symantec Enterprise Vault, EMC EmailXtender, and HP Autonomy Zantaz. In addition, Proofpoint leverages the expertise of leading data migration and discovery service providers, including DTI Global, Nuix, QUADROtech and Trusted Data Solutions. These providers can now utilize PMA when moving data to Proofpoint Enterprise Archive.

For example, QUADROtech recently utilized PMA in conjunction with its ArchiveShuttleTM migration service and saw a significant reduction in the time required to migrate data from Symantec Enterprise Vault. Complete data fidelity protection was successfully maintained during migration.

For more information about Proofpoint Migration Accelerator, visit

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I Gartner, Inc., "Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving," by Alan Dayley, Garth Landers, Anthony Kro, and Jie Zhang, 10 November 2014

About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions for comprehensive threat protection, incident response, secure communications, social media security, compliance, archiving and governance. Organizations around the world depend on Proofpoint's expertise, patented technologies and on-demand delivery system. Proofpoint protects against phishing, malware and spam, while safeguarding privacy, encrypting sensitive information, and archiving and governing messages and critical enterprise information. More information is available at

Proofpoint, Proofpoint Migration Accelerator and Proofpoint Enterprise Archive are trademarks or registered trademarks of Proofpoint, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

Patricia Hogan
Proofpoint, Inc.

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