Proofpoint completes Cloudmark acquisition

Proofpoint, Inc., based in Sunnyvale, CA, announced on November 21 that it has completed its acquisition of Cloudmark, Inc.. Cloudmark’s Global Threat Network will be incorporated into Proofpoint’s cloud-based Nexus platform, which powers its email, social media, mobile, and SaaS security effectiveness.

“Proofpoint is committed to protecting how people work today—no matter where they are, how they are communicating or what cloud application they are using to conduct business,” said Gary Steele, chief executive officer of Proofpoint. “The Cloudmark/Proofpoint threat intelligence integration will safeguard our combined customer base and underscores our drive for continued innovation and enhanced security efficacy.”

With the completion of the acquisition, customers benefit from increased messaging threat intelligence from the analysis of billions of daily emails, malicious domain intelligence (complementing Proofpoint’s Email Fraud Defense (EFD) and Domain Discover products), and visibility into fraudulent and malicious SMS messages directed to mobile carriers worldwide.

Proofpoint expects the acquisition of Cloudmark to have no material impact to its financial outlook for the fourth quarter and full year 2017, which was provided on October 19, 2017.

Source: Proofpoint