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Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection Featuring Predictive Defense Named Winner for Microsoft Best of TechEd Awards

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SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/15/14 -- Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT), a leading security-as-a-service provider, today announced that Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection™ featuring Predictive Defense won a Best of TechEd 2014 award in the Security category. Penton's Best of TechEd awards, co-sponsored by Microsoft and Windows IT Pro, recognize Microsoft partners that offer innovative products and services for the industry. Winners were announced at the Microsoft TechEd North America 2014 conference in Houston, Texas.

"This year, we judged more than 200 nominations in nine technical categories and identified three and sometimes four finalists in each category. We were astounded at the amount of innovation and advancement now available to IT leaders over the course of just 12 months," said Amy Eisenberg, Editor-in-Chief of Windows IT Pro. "As cloud and mobile become integral to the workplace, Windows IT Pro is proud to be on the front line for evaluating the best technology solutions."

Proofpoint, a Gold Independent Software Vendor of Microsoft and prominent cloud security and compliance provider for Microsoft Office 365, provides solutions to protect organizations around the globe from targeted security threats.

"We are pleased to be honored by the Best of TechEd Awards year after year, but even more pleased with our evolving relationship with Microsoft," said Proofpoint Chief Executive Officer, Gary Steele. "Together, we are able to bring industry-leading solutions to market, adapting and improving our offerings to address the changing nature of the threat landscape. Ultimately, Microsoft Office 365 users will continue to experience a product that fulfills their needs and allows them to remain as productive as possible."

Best of TechEd evaluates products based on their evolution from past versions, unique functionality in the market, competitive edge and value to customers. For more information about the Microsoft Best of TechEd Awards, please visit http://northamerica.msteched.com/

About Proofpoint, Inc.
Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) is a leading security-as-a-service provider that focuses on cloud-based solutions for threat protection, compliance, archiving and governance, and secure communications. Organizations around the world depend on Proofpoint's expertise, patented technologies and on-demand delivery system to protect against phishing, malware and spam, safeguard privacy, encrypt sensitive information, and archive and govern messages and critical enterprise information. More information is available at www.proofpoint.com.

Proofpoint and Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection are trademarks of Proofpoint, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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