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Office 365: Microsoft Extends Partnership with Proofpoint

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November 29, 2012

Office 365: Microsoft Extends Partnership with Proofpoint

By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor

Microsoft recently extended its partnership agreement with Proofpoint (News - Alert), Inc., a Security-as-a-Service provider, for another three years. This extension will help support increasing customer demand for Proofpoint's cloud-based archiving solution for Microsoft (News - Alert) Office 365 customers.

"We are pleased that Microsoft decided to extend our partnership to help customers meet the stringent enterprise security and compliance requirements that must be maintained while moving to Microsoft Office 365 cloud-based services," said Tom Barsi, executive vice president of Business Development at Proofpoint, in a statement. "We have been successful partnering with Microsoft to help solve complex regulatory requirements, and we look forward to continuing our partnership."

The Proofpoint Enterprise Archive is one solution within the Proofpoint Compliance for Microsoft Office 365 suite. Customers using Microsoft Office 365 e-mail that leverage this robust suite will be able to comply with regulatory standards that require e-mail archive, e-mail encryption, e-mail security and data loss prevention. It will also provide all of the benefits SaaS (News - Alert) buyers are looking for including easy deployment, reduced TCO and predictable costs.

Proofpoint's archiving solution is currently being used by the United States Department of Agriculture in conjunction with its Microsoft cloud-based enterprise messaging services. This helps to power compliant e-mail archiving for 120,000 Microsoft Exchange users spread throughout 21 departments.

Further, with Proofpoint Enterprise Archive the USDA can easily access archived e-mails for regulatory requests, retention policy adherence and legal discovery.

In related company news, Proofpoint recently ranked 352 on Deloitte's (News - Alert) Technology Fast 500, a list of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.

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Edited by Jamie Epstein

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