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May 20, 2014
08:06 EDTPFPTProofpoint acquires NetCitadel for approximately $24M in cash
Proofpoint announced that it has acquired Silicon Valley-based NetCitadel for approximately $24M in cash. The acquisition extends the reach and capabilities of Proofpoint's existing advanced threat solutions, adding additional threat verification and containment capabilities via an open platform that unifies products from Proofpoint and other vendors. The unification of disparate threat intelligence data combined with automated incident response enables security professionals to respond to threats faster, in a more scalable way, and with higher confidence and accuracy. This allows an enterprise to prioritize their efforts more effectively to prevent data breaches and data loss across their entire organization. Proofpoint currently expects the transaction to have no material impact on revenue, billings, and non-GAAP profitability for Q2.
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September 8, 2014
07:01 EDTPFPTProofpoint remains a favorite play in security at RBC Capital
RBC Capital believes the security demand environment is accelerating due to recent security breaches and Proofpoint's products continue to resonate well. The analyst said cross selling opportunities are sizable while productive gains are driving billings growth. The firm said Proofpoint is a favorite name in security and raised its price target ot $46 from $43. Shares are Outperform rated.
September 4, 2014
16:35 EDTPFPTFinjan provides litigation update, Proofpoint motion to stay denied
Finjan Holdings provides an update on the case Finjan (FNJN) v. Proofpoint (PFPT) et al., Case No. 5:13-cv-05808-BLF. The Honorable Beth Labson Freeman denied Proofpoint's Motion to Stay the Case pending the completion of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office's reexamination of claims in two of eight patents-in-suit representing only 10% of the Claims in question. The Court declined to issue a Stay by concluding it "…would unnecessarily delay this litigation and unduly prejudice the interests of [Finjan]." The current matter with Proofpoint is expected to continue with the Court's previously determined calendar including a Markman hearing, which is scheduled for May 8, 2015 and trial, which is set to begin January 11, 2016.According to Julie Mar-Spinola, VP, Legal Operations of Finjan, "The Court's denial of Proofpoint's Motion to Stay clears the way for the parties to prove their respective claims against the other expeditiously and on the merits, which we believe is fair for all parties concerned."
September 3, 2014
10:40 EDTPFPTAnalyst sees security 'spending frenzy' amid high-profile hacks
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