Proofpoint Debuts Channel-Focused Cloud Solution

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Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Proofpoint has unveiled Proofpoint Essentials, a suite of SaaS security and compliance solutions specifically designed for distribution across MSPs and dedicated security resellers.

To create this product line, Proofpoint acquired Mail Distiller Limited, a European-based provider of SaaS email security solutions. Later integration of core components of Proofpoints protection technology into Mail Distillers offering will enable Proofpoint Essentials to combine the security and threat-detection capabilities used by the largest and most security conscious organizations with the ease of use, multi-level channel management and modern SaaS architecture required to serve the mid-to-small enterprise market, the company said.

Proofpoint says Essentials provides a full set of capabilities required by organizations to protect their email infrastructure, and includes inbound email filtering to block spam and malware, outbound filtering for compliance with company policies, email continuity to enable email service availability, and email archiving. It also features a modern user interface for administrators and end-users.

Founded in 2004, Mail Distiller is based in Northern Ireland and specifically designed its product for channel distribution through multi-level distribution and managed service providers (MSPs). These channel partners were afforded a simple pricing model that has been well-received. Proofpoint says it will continue the channel-friendly product features and distribution model.

This new acquisition will enable us to offer the same core technology used by the worlds largest and most successful security conscious companies to a new set of customers served through broad security resellers and MSP partners who are currently experiencing a lot of pain,” said Gary Steele, CEO, Proofpoint. We see tremendous value in being able to deliver a superior and scalable solution through the channel to this important customer set.”

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