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Microsoft vs Proofpoint

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Microsoft
Based on 4261 reviews.
Proofpoint
Based on 33 reviews.
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Overview
Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen on April 4, 1975, to develop and sell BASIC interpreters for Altair 8800. It rose to dominate the personal computer operating system market with MS-DOS in the mid-1980s, followed by Microsoft Windows. The company's 1986 initial public offering, and subsequent rise in its share price, created three billionaires and an estimated 12,000 millionaires from Microsoft employees. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions. In May 2011, Microsoft acquired Skype Technologies for $8.5 billion in its largest acquisition to date.
Proofpoint, Inc. is based in Sunnyvale, California and provides SaaS and on-premises solutions for inbound email security, outbound data loss prevention, privacy protection, email encryption, electronic discovery and email archiving. Proofpoint delivers an integrated suite of on-demand data protection solutions spanning threat management, regulatory compliance, data governance and secure communicationsall of which are based on a common security-as-a-service platform.
Sample Customers
Microsoft Exchange
Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport, Scitec Nutrition, British Airways, InnoGames, Osteology Foundation, Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, NTC Contracting
Microsoft Defender for Office 365
Microsoft Defender for Office 365 is trusted by companies such as Ithaca College.
Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps
Customers for Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps include Accenture, St. Luke’s University Health Network, Ansell, and Nakilat.
Microsoft Defender for Identity
Microsoft Defender for Identity is trusted by companies such as St. Luke’s University Health Network, Ansell, and more.
Hexadite
Nuance
Proofpoint Enterprise Archive
Howden Turbowerke, Wiregrass Georgia Technical College, U.S. Physical Therapy, Envoy Mortgage / Mountain Regional, EmpRes Healthcare Management LLC, EMC National Life Company, J.R. Simplot Company
ObserveIT
Coca Cola, Allianz, Premiere League, Xerox, AIG, Cigna, Starbucks, Revlon, Toshiba, Nissan and more.
Proofpoint Cloud App Security Broker
Emerging Technologies, HP, CSA, Perion
Proofpoint Threat Response
University of Waterloo, Akorn, Fenwick and West LLP
Proofpoint Email Protection
Blocket, University of Waterloo, Lincoln Memorial University, WellSpan Health, U-Haul, Carestream Health, Westinghouse
Proofpoint Digital Compliance
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
Proofpoint Digital Protection
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Golden State Warriors
Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection
Brinker Capital
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Top Industries
Comms Service Provider
22%
Computer Software Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Government
7%
Comms Service Provider
20%
Computer Software Company
18%
Financial Services Firm
8%
Government
6%
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