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Proofpoint – Why Work For Us?


What We Do

Proofpoint, Inc. helps the most successful companies in the world protect and govern their most sensitive business data. 

Proofpoint is an innovative security-as-a-service vendor that delivers data protection solutions that help organizations protect their data from attack and enable them to effectively meet the complex and evolving regulatory compliance and data governance mandates that have been spawned from highly publicized data breaches.

Proofpoint, positioned by Gartner in the Leaders Quadrant in their 2014 Magic Quadrant for Secure Email Gateways, and 2014 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving, delivers an integrated suite of on-demand data protection solutions spanning threat management, regulatory compliance, data governance and secure communications—all of which are based on a common security-as-a-service platform.

Simply put, our solutions help organizations to:

  • Keep malicious content out of their environments
  • Prevent the theft or inadvertent loss of sensitive information
  • Collect, securely retain, govern and discover sensitive data for compliance and litigation support
  • Securely communicate and collaborate on sensitive data with customers, partners and suppliers


Deep Expertise and Commitment to Innovation

Founded in 2002 by Eric Hahn, a pioneer in corporate messaging solutions and former CTO of Netscape, Proofpoint has continued to stay ahead of the curve—and a rapidly-changing threat landscape—through continual innovation and a unique focus on enterprise communication and collaboration risks.

Patented and unparalleled technology puts Proofpoint in a class by itself. Proofpoint MLX™ machine learning, the application of big data analytics and the use of global threat correlation systems deliver unrivalled anti-spam and data loss prevention accuracy. DoubleBlind Key Architecture™ ensures the complete security of archived email and other data. High-speed search technologies enable rapid discovery with guaranteed performance.

Proofpoint customers benefit from the scalability, performance and economic advantages of Proofpoint's ongoing investment in the latest innovations in virtualization and cloud computing.

Our Commitment to Customers

Proofpoint currently serves more than 3,000 global enterprises, universities and government agencies, supporting tens of millions of users. Our customers represent nearly every vertical in the public and private sphere, but they all have one thing in common: They trust Proofpoint to better defend, protect and govern their most valuable data, using our solutions to block spam and viruses, prevent leaks of confidential information, encrypt sensitive data and securely archive email.

We work closely with our customers to deliver the highest levels of support, ensure industry-leading levels of customer satisfaction and continually improve and enhance our solutions.



Our people consist of the best and brightest talent in the industry; who have come together and are always pushing the boundaries of what is possible. 

Our Team

As a team, we earn the trust of our customers every day. Through our actions, and tackling problems head on, you will work in an environment which thrives on innovation and creative solutions. We welcome multiple perspectives and push boundaries. Our employees make it happen and we work together to create amazing winning results.

Employee Programs

Proofpoint provides employees in all locations comprehensive and competitive programs. Through health, financial, and balance programs, we see programs as an important part of your total compensation package. We understand they have a direct and positive impact on you both you and your family. Our programs are global with localization to the market.

University Programs

There's never been a better time to work at Proofpoint! Our internship program is designed to develop future leaders, innovators and strategists. We ensure that all interns and new college grads work alongside seasoned industry professionals who have interest in shaping their futures. Proofpoint Interns are successful and engaged individuals who want to gain hands-on experience and are not afraid of thinking outside the box. They are a collection of highly talented, valued team members who are working to make a positive impact in the way we work with security and compliance.

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  • Proofpoint - A great place to be

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    Current Employee - Sales in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Sales in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Proofpoint full-time (Less than a year)

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    Proofpoint has a proven technology and it is very nice to have a product that sells itself. There is no competitor out there today that holds a stick to the technology behind Proofpoints various security solutions. The engineering team on staff also knows the products inside and out, and at this point I haven't had a customer stump an engineer. I've been selling technology solutions for many years, and honestly, this company has it right. I do like the direction the company is heading, and the management team takes a hard listen to advice. There are growing pains at Proofpoint, but nothing outrageous, and you can see a vested interests in the success of the employee's at Proofpoint. I can see the vision and direction that management has in place, and with each quarter that passes, many small steps have been taken to assist in not only the success of the company, but the success of the individual employee's. I've worked for many companies, and I have never seen the dedication to the employee that I have seen within this company. I have also made more money at other companies, but I see a career here, where other places that offer more money, are only a job or perhaps a stepping stone. I really enjoy working for Proofpoint.


    There are a few tweaks that need to be made, but upper management is aware of these issues, and have a roadmap to fix them. Typical growing pains of a successful company.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employee's and do your best to work on the roadblocks that they inform you of, so far I have not felt brushed off, so continue to do this.

Proofpoint Interviews

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Senior Software Engineer Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Proofpoint (New York, NY).


    Through a recruiter. Scheduled a Skype interview with the hiring manager after 2 weeks. Had a good talk, basically just asked what I did in the past etc.. I was told they will bring me onsite, but did not hear from them since.

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Proofpoint Awards & Accolades

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Readers Trust Award - Best Email Security Solution, SC Magazine, 2014
Best Security Product for Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection featuring Predictive Defense, Best of TechEd, 2014
Best Security Product for Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection, Best of TechEd, 2013
Proofpoint positioned in the Leaders Qudrant, Gartner Magic Quadrant, 2014
Proofpoint positioned in the Leaders Qudrant, Gartner Magic Quadrant, 2013
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Additional Info

Headquarters Sunnyvale, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Public (PFPT)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Cisco Systems, Google, Symantec

Proofpoint understands that electronic messaging security has become a priority for corporate enterprises and other organizations. The company provides security for e-mails, instant messages, and other communications. Its Proofpoint Protection Server and Messaging Security Gateway defend against computer viruses, hacker attacks on networks, and spam. Clients come from the health care, financial services, government, education, retail, and technology sectors; customers include easyJet, PETCO, Tyson Foods, and National Instruments. Proofpoint has offices across the US... More

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