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|Company size (employees)||1,000 to 4,999|
|Headquarters Region||North America|
In 3 bullets, summarize why this company is different from the competition and deserves recognition:
•Proofpoint has taken a people-centric approach to security and offers solutions that address the changing landscape that is increasingly targeting people rather than infrastructure. Proofpoint provides customers with the unique ability to identify the very attacked people (VAPs) within their company, understand the risks users face based on their role, duties, and access, and select policies and controls to better secure those most vulnerable users.
•Proofpoint reinvests approximately 20% of annual revenue into R&D, one of the highest percentages in the industry. This strategy supports its teams in identifying and responsibly disclosing zero-day vulnerabilities and producing a regular cadence of threat research findings that document emerging industry trends and threats, including the recent discovery of malware targeting the United States utilities sector.
•In addition to improving its existing product offerings, Proofpoint is actively developing new solutions and capabilities that address the evolving threat landscape. Notably, Proofpoint released the industry’s first solution that provides security teams with the ability to identify the very attacked people (VAPs) within their company and select policies and controls to better secure those users.
Threat actors are increasingly targeting people, not infrastructure, which has changed the way organizations need to protect themselves. Proofpoint has taken a people-centric approach to security innovation across its cloud-based solutions and is the only company that can provide organizations with the threat intelligence and solutions they need to identify and secure their very attacked people (VAPs) against human-targeted threats.
Proofpoint is the most deployed solution to protect the number one threat vector in the Fortune 100, Fortune 1000, and Global 2000, and its commitment to ongoing innovation is one of the many reasons the world’s largest companies trust the company’s effectiveness. Proofpoint’s customer growth rates remain strong, driven by key factors, including the demand for a next generation cloud security and compliance platform, the ongoing migration to the cloud, and its unique visibility into the rapidly evolving threat landscape.
The company remains committed to ongoing innovation and dedicates approximately 20% of revenue to R&D, one of the highest rates in the industry. In addition, Proofpoint offers one of the world’s largest collections of threat data and has unmatched insight into the threat landscape due to the diverse nature of its global customer base and intelligence gathering across threats targeted at people. 70+ security companies license and integrate portions of Proofpoint’s intelligence systems into their products.
In 2019, Proofpoint bolstered its portfolio through the strategic acquisitions of Meta Networks and ObserveIT to strengthen its cloud-based architecture and people-centric security platform. This year, Proofpoint issued more than 10 new major product updates and innovations. Notably, Proofpoint released the industry’s first solution that provides security teams with the ability to identify the very attacked people (VAPs) within their company.