Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Proofpoint, Inc. Acquires SaaS Email Archiving Vendor Fortiva, Inc.

Sunnyvale, Calif. – June 24, 2008 – Proofpoint, Inc., the leading provider of unified email security and data loss prevention solutions, today announced that it has acquired Fortiva, Inc., a leading provider of on-demand email archiving solutions for legal discovery, regulatory compliance and email storage management. The acquisition strengthens Proofpoint’s position as a leading vendor of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) and hybrid solutions for email security, data loss prevention and email archiving.

Fortiva provides an on-demand email archiving solution that addresses three key challenges – email storage management, legal discovery and regulatory compliance – without the headaches of managing an archive in-house. As a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution, the Fortiva Archiving Suite™ can be up and running in days, with minimal upfront capital costs and planning requirements. The Fortiva solution uses an innovative hybrid deployment model that delivers the cost advantages of SaaS with the guaranteed security of on premises appliance.

Fortiva’s archiving solution becomes the latest addition to Proofpoint’s growing family of SaaS and hybrid solutions. Proofpoint’s flagship SaaS solution, Proofpoint on Demand™, delivers Proofpoint’s industry-leading messaging security features—including anti-spam, anti-virus, email policy enforcement, data loss prevention and policy-based encryption capabilities—as a cost-effective, easy-to-adopt and easy-to-manage on-demand service.

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