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Proofpoint Named as a 2008 Red Herring North America 100 Winner
May 21, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Proofpoint, Inc., the leading provider of unified email security and data loss prevention solutions, has been named as one of the winners of the 2008 Red Herring 100 Award, a selection of the 100 most innovative private technology companies based in North America.

"Proofpoint's explosive growth is fueled by our continued focus on delivering the most advanced and innovative protection against both inbound and outbound messaging threats," said Proofpoint CEO Gary Steele. "The Red Herring 100 is yet another validation of Proofpoint's leadership and innovation in the email security and data loss prevention market."

More than 1,600 enterprises worldwide rely on Proofpoint to protect both inbound and outbound messaging channels, reducing the risks associated with inbound threats such as spam and viruses, while guarding against compliance violations and leaks of confidential information. As the only email security and data loss prevention vendor that offers its security solutions in every form factor available -- hardware appliance, virtual appliance, software and on-demand service -- Proofpoint provides customers with the flexibility and agility they need to meet evolving messaging-security requirements.

The Red Herring editorial board diligently surveyed the entrepreneurial scene throughout the North American region and identified the top 100 out of more than 800 closely evaluated companies that are leading the next wave of innovation.

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About Proofpoint, Inc.

Proofpoint provides unified email security and data loss prevention solutions for enterprises, universities, government organizations and ISPs to defend against inbound threats such as spam and viruses, prevent leaks of confidential and private information across all protocols, and encrypt sensitive emails. Proofpoint's products are controlled by a single management and policy console and are powered by Proofpoint MLX(TM) technology, an advanced machine learning system developed by Proofpoint scientists and engineers. Proofpoint provides the most scalable and flexible deployment model including: hardware appliance, virtual appliance, hosted services and software. For more information, please visit .

Proofpoint, Proofpoint MLX, Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway, Proofpoint Secure Messaging, Proofpoint Regulatory Compliance, Proofpoint Spam Detection and Proofpoint Virus Protection are trademarks, registered trademarks or licensed trademarks of Proofpoint, Inc. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Sharon Dratch of Davies Murphy Group, Inc., +1-781-418-2425,, for Proofpoint, Inc.

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