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Proofpoint Completes Acquisition of Dathena; Strengthens the offer of protection of corporate information

The combined solution will solve existing endpoint data loss prevention issues and deliver real security value through detection, response and compliance.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Proofpoint, Inc., a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Dathena, a data protection innovator based on artificial intelligence. With this acquisition, Proofpoint strengthens its cloud-based, people-centric security solutions by adding AI-powered data classification to its Information & Cloud Security platform, helping organizations better understand the risks associated with information and eliminate data loss in today’s hybrid world.

“Data doesn’t get lost. People are losing data and organizations are increasingly adopting data loss prevention strategies to manage this risk. Unfortunately, existing products fail to prevent, detect and investigate data loss incidents in real time or immediately after they have occurred, ”said Gary Steele, CEO of Proofpoint. “Integrating Dathena’s multi-patented next-generation AI engine into our people-centric DLP solutions will provide our customers with unmatched data protection and help them meet their challenging internal and regulatory compliance requirements. ”

Proofpoint’s unique approach to people-centric data loss prevention (DLP) is trusted by organizations around the world, whether due to unintentional errors or malicious intent. With an automated common content classification that has been refined over nearly 15 years, Proofpoint’s cloud-based solution delivers data visibility and context across multiple channels from a single console. In today’s hybrid world with increased demands on digital file sharing, regulation, and privacy, data discovery and classification is essential to an effective DLP strategy. Dathena’s cutting-edge AI and cloud technologies will complement Proofpoint’s cloud and information security platform, enabling organizations to automatically discover and classify data in real time and better understand related risks. to information with out-of-the-box, personalized AI and machine learning. Data classification models based on (ML).

“We are delighted to welcome the talented Dathena team who built this cutting edge technology at Proofpoint, and we look forward to working together to help our customers protect their data,” added Steele.

“Proofpoint has firmly established itself as a leader in DLP, and joining them provides us with the perfect opportunity to fulfill our mission of protecting data and privacy for organizations around the world,” said Christopher Muffat, Founder and CEO of Dathena. “I am incredibly proud of what we have accomplished as a team with our unique technology and many innovations for better data protection. By working with Proofpoint, we will reach thousands of new customers, while building confidence in a digital world.

The acquisition of Dathena strengthens Proofpoint’s commitment to innovation and growth as a private company and increases its presence and investments in Asia. The integration enables Proofpoint to fully migrate legacy DLP suite customers with data at rest requirements and extends the existing integration with Microsoft Information Protection.

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About Proofpoint, Inc.

Proofpoint, Inc. is a leading cybersecurity and compliance company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and greatest risks – their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps businesses around the world stop targeted threats, protect their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber attacks. Leading organizations of all sizes, including more than half of Fortune 1000 companies, rely on Proofpoint for people-centric security and compliance solutions that mitigate their most critical risks in email, cloud, social media and the web. More information is available at

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