10 Fastest Growing Security Companies 2018

A next-generation cybersecurity company protecting people, data, and brands from advanced threats and compliance risks: Proofpoint


People do business well beyond the bounds of traditional network perimeters and connected endpoints. Email, social media, and mobile devices are the new tools of the trade—and for cybercriminals, the new tools of attack.

Proofpoint is a leading cybersecurity company that protects people, data and brand against advanced threats and compliance risks. Built on the cloud and the world’s most advanced intelligence platform, the company’s solutions help one effectively detect and block targeted attacks and respond quickly to suspected compromises.

It is a proven suite of solutions that stop 99% of attachment-based attacks. And every day, it detects and blocks advanced threats and compliance risks in more than 600 million emails, more than 7 million mobile apps, and hundreds of thousands of social media accounts. It also helps customers share large files securely and protect sensitive information as it’s sent, stored, and archived.

With a global intelligence platform that spans email, social and mobile, Proofpoint is a leading cybersecurity vendor. It collects and analyzes more than 100 billion data points a day from more than 100 million email boxes, 200 million social-media accounts, and 7 million mobile apps. This data-informed intelligence gives people critical visibility to understand the context and scale of an attack—and the actionable insight one needs to resolve it quickly and effectively.

Eric Hahn, former CTO of Netscape, founded the company in 2002. Since then, it has grown to more than 1800 employees serving over 4,000 enterprises worldwide. The company went public in April 2012, trades on the NASDAQ, and reported revenues of $375M in 2016.

Proofpoint Products

Targeted Attack Protection

More than 90% of targeted attacks start with email, and these threats are always evolving. Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection (TAP) stays ahead of today’s attackers with an innovative approach that detects, analyzes, and blocks advanced threats before they reach the inbox.

Threat Response

No defense can stop every attack. When something does get through, Proofpoint Threat Response takes the manual labor and guesswork out of incident response to help resolve threats faster and more efficiently. Get an actionable view of threats, enrich alerts, and automate forensic collection and comparison. For verified threats, quarantine and contain users, hosts, and malicious email attachments—automatically or at the push of a button.

Emerging Threats (ET) Intelligence

Proofpoint ET Intelligence delivers the most timely and accurate threat intelligence. Its fully verified Intel provides deeper context and integrates seamlessly with security tools to enhance the decision-making.

Mobile Defense

Identify and block apps known to be malicious and those with risky behaviors that may lead to spear-phishing attacks and expose sensitive data. Detect device exploits and dangerous Wi-Fi access points. Mobile Defense integrates with MDM and EMM tools to protect mobile users.

Proofpoint Technology Platform

The Proofpoint Nexus™ security and compliance platform blend the industry’s best security research, technology, and threat data to protect one at every stage of the attack lifecycle. This modern, cloud-based graph database architecture drives the effectiveness of its products. And it powers the company’s ecosystem of partners and integrations. Nexus extracts and correlates intelligence across email, social media, mobile, and SaaS applications—learning from each new attack to stay ahead of evolving threats.

Proofpoint Nexus Platform

Today’s security challenge involves three key objectives: let in as few attacks as possible, exposing as little as possible, as briefly as possible. Proofpoint Nexus helps achieving all three with intelligence that help tools block threats, identify and safeguard sensitive information, and respond quickly when threats get through. With real-time data that spans email, social media, mobile devices and SaaS applications, Nexus correlates threat intel from more than:

  • 1 billion daily emails
  • 20 million mobile apps
  • 200 million social media accounts
  • 250,000 daily malware samples

Proofpoint Nexus Threat Explorer Demo

Nexus’ intel-extraction environments are built from the ground up to wrest the deepest level of forensic detail from detected malware. Nexus feeds that threat intelligence back into its graph database. It correlates this detail to better detect future attacks. It connects the dots to verify, investigate, and prioritize threats. And it provides insight that helps resolve threats quickly and effectively.

Customer Success Stories

USAmeriBank Selects Proofpoint for Superior Email Security and Compliance

As a leading independent bank serving Florida and Alabama, USAmeriBank is highly capitalized to ensure tremendous financial stability and provide the flexibility to offer solutions that are beyond the capabilities of rigid regional or national companies. In addition, USAmeriBank provides customers with technologies and tools that make getting information and completing transactions easy and secure.

Small and medium enterprises (SMB) like USAmeriBank need a security solution that is effective against advanced attacks but is also easy to manage, enabling them to focus on daily business functions rather than spending their time worrying about security. Proofpoint Essentials looks out for SMBs with a cloud-based, enterprise-class security solution that leverages the same backend technology that protects over half of Fortune 100 companies.


  • Protect customers sensitive information
  • Encrypt email containing PII & PCI
  • Eliminate phishing and malicious messages
  • Consolidate email security vendors for increased ease of use and management


  • Proofpoint Essentials Advanced Package


  • Secured communication of sensitive information
  • Stopped an average of over 500 malicious messages a day
  • Seamless implementation, superior support and excellent ease of use

Meet the Leader

Gary Steele, Chief Executive Officer: Gary is founding CEO of Proofpoint. With more than 30 years of technology industry experience, he directs a global workforce of 2,000+ employees to protect people, data, and brands from advanced threats and compliance risks. An established cybersecurity thought leader, Mr. Steele’s expertise has been featured on CNBC, Forbes, Fortune, Fox Business, Investor’s Business Daily, MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal. He also serves on the board of directors for Malwarebytes, Synack, and Vonage. Prior to Proofpoint, Mr. Steele held the position of CEO of Portera and leadership roles with Sybase, Sun Microsystems, and Hewlett-Packard. He earned a B.S. in Computer Science from Washington State University.

“Many companies claim to put customers first. We back it up with a sustained customer satisfaction rate of more than 95% and yearly renewal rate of more than 90%.”