Proofpoint announces Vision4 IT as Distributor Monday 7 April 2008 PDF Print Value added distributor to deliver market leading security technology to the Irish market OXFORD, 7 APRIL, 2008, – Proofpoint, the leading provider of unified email security and data loss prevention solutions, today announced it has signed Vision4 IT to distribute its complete line of security products in Ireland. This appointment also marks the official launch of Proofpoint in Ireland. Vision4 IT’s portfolio of best of breed solutions is supported by a full professional services operation and experienced technical support team. John Mooney, Managing Director of Vision4 IT is one of Ireland’s leading IT security specialists. He is well known for his extensive experience and expertise in the security market gathered from over 25 years in the industry. Vision4 IT is 100% channel focused, and works effectively through its reseller partnerships creating longevity and commitment to the relationship. “Proofpoint is completely focused on email security and compliance and provides solutions that help companies solve real world business problems,” commented John Mooney. “The fact that Proofpoint has an offering for every type of deployment means that they are perfect for the complexity of the Irish market. The resellers we work with are crying out for a best of breed solution that can be deployed in multiple ways and Proofpoint fits this gap perfectly.” “Vision4 IT is a highly respected and trusted distributor within the Irish security market and the perfect business partner to develop the market for Proofpoint solutions,” said Oliver Carter, Channel Director of Proofpoint EMEA. ” There is significant opportunity for Proofpoint within Ireland and we are working hard to ensure that we have the right partners in place. Vision4 IT is the right distributor to help us achieve our aggressive growth plans.” Proofpoint delivers the industry’s only solution for defending against inbound spam and viruses, preventing leaks of confidential and private data, encrypting sensitive information and analysing messaging infrastructures—all on a single, unified platform. Proofpoint’s unique architecture allows customers to radically reduce costs and complexity while improving the overall effectiveness of their messaging security infrastructures. Proofpoint offers customers the widest array of deployment options and is the only email security vendor to deliver its solutions in hardware appliance, virtual appliance, software and hosted service form factors. Proofpoint delivers 99% or higher effectiveness against all types of spam email using the latest advances in reputation- and content-based anti-spam technology. Powered by patent-pending Proofpoint MLX™ machine learning technology, the Proofpoint Spam Detection™ module examines hundreds of thousands of attributes in every email—including message envelope headers and structure, image properties, sender reputation data as well as unstructured content in the body of messages—to block the most spam, attachment-based spam (including image-based, PDF-based and Excel-based spam) and phishing attacks, while automatically adapting to new attacks as they appear. -END- About Proofpoint, Inc. Proofpoint provides unified email security and data loss prevention solutions for enterprises, universities, government organisations 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™ 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 http://www.proofpoint.com # # # Proofpoint, Proofpoint MLX, Proofpoint Messaging Security Gateway and Proofpoint on Demand are trademarks, registered trademarks of Proofpoint, Inc. All other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners. About Vision4 IT Vision4 IT is 100% Channel focused "Value Add Distributor", providing carefully selected IT Security Solutions and Professional Services to Channel Partners throughout Ireland. With over 25 years experience in Information Technology, Vision4 IT provides quality solutions at cost effective rates combined with access to in-depth expertise, experience and technical know-how, backed with our quality processes and commitment to deliver. For more information please visit www.vision4it.ie. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Six Degrees Limited in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.