Tech-Data's Alison Nixon

Tech Data Partners With Proofpoint on Email Security

Tech Data and Proofpoint are embarking on a new partnership that will increase availability of Proofpoint’s enterprise-grade email security solutions.

“Email protection is a vital element of perimeter defences for all organisations now – from the largest global enterprise to small businesses with just a handful of workers – and we see huge potential for our security partners to grow with Proofpoint. We have sales and technical resources primed and ready to support partners, so we are ready to hit the ground running. We’ll be looking to work with existing partners and to bring on-board new partners, and to help them capitalise on the strong and growing reputation that Proofpoint has for providing rock-solid email protection,” said Alison Nixon, business unit director – security, UK and Ireland, at Tech Data.

“Regardless of the level of sophistication, modern cyberattacks tend to share one common trait – they target the inbox. Email, and in particular corporate email, remains the number one way  cybercriminals target organisations”, said Neill Burton, vice president of channels and alliances, EMEA at Proofpoint. “Proofpoint is the first company to integrate a people-centric view into its security platform to easily identify vulnerable users and create a tailored security approach to best protect each individual employee. This expanded relationship with Tech Data delivers first class protection that meets the needs of organisations facing today’s fast-evolving threat landscape and further enforces Proofpoint’s commitment to its channel business in the UK.”

Tech Data will also specialise in Proofpoint’s Security Awareness Training solution that helps organisations raise knowledge of how to minimise risk when using email and online services. By delivering a holistic education, training and “in email” tags, partners will be able to support their customers with a unified Email and Awareness platform.

Tech Data will launch Proofpoint’s enterprise portfolio including Insider Threat Management (ITM) solution, Security Service Edge and leading Email Data Loss Prevention (DLP) that help organisations mitigate the risk of data loss.

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