Proofpoint is an enterprise security company that provides software as a service and products for inbound email security, outbound data loss prevention, social media, mobile devices, digital risk, email encryption, electronic discovery, and email archiving. The Company's products are designed to solve three business problems: advanced cyber security threats, regulatory compliance, and brand-impostor fraud. These products work across email, social media, mobile devices, and the cloud.

Company Growth (employees)
Sunnyvale, US
Size (employees)
1,573 (est)
Proofpoint was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, US

Key People at Proofpoint

Gary Steele

Gary Steele

Chief Executive Officer
Paul Auvil

Paul Auvil

Chief Financial Officer
Marcel DePaolis

Marcel DePaolis

Chief Technical Officer

Proofpoint Office Locations

Proofpoint has offices in Sunnyvale, Draper, Indianapolis, Reston and in 67 other locations
Sunnyvale, US (HQ)
892 Ross Dr
Singapore, SG
Temasek Blvd
Chūō-ku, JP
Takashimaya Nihonbashi
München, DE
302 Landsberger Str.
Paris, FR
56 Avenue Hoche
Reading, GB
Brook Dr
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Proofpoint Data and Metrics

Proofpoint Financial Metrics

Proofpoint's revenue was reported to be $113.3 m in Q1, 2017

Revenue (Q1, 2017)

113.3 m

Gross profit (Q1, 2017)

113.3 m

Gross profit margin (Q1, 2017), %


EBIT (Q1, 2017)

(18 m)

Market capitalization (21-Sep-2017)

4 b

Cash (31-Mar-2017)

381.9 m
Proofpoint's current market capitalization is $4 b.
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


137.9 m195.6 m265.4 m375.5 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

41.6 m65.7 m

Gross profit

96.4 m129.9 m265.4 m375.5 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


46.4 m50.3 m57.8 m63.5 m69.1 m79 m89.9 m99.8 m113.3 m

Cost of goods sold

15.3 m17.3 m19.3 m

Gross profit

31.1 m33 m38.5 m63.5 m69.1 m79 m89.9 m99.8 m113.3 m

Gross profit Margin, %

USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


243.8 m180.3 m346.2 m345.4 m


8 m8 m5.7 m598 k

Current Assets

287.8 m266.2 m469.2 m510.8 m


11.2 m18.7 m34.5 m52.5 m
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017


226.8 m194.6 m170 m402.1 m368.2 m377.4 m367.3 m374.2 m381.9 m


1.3 m1.3 m426 k435 k838 k582 k302 k430 k472 k

Current Assets

266.7 m278.8 m235.7 m465.4 m467 m491.6 m496.6 m518.1 m509.4 m


15.3 m18.4 m21.8 m26.8 m30.4 m38 m43.4 m47.7 m58.4 m
USDFY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016

Net Income

(27.5 m)(64.2 m)(106.5 m)(111.2 m)

Depreciation and Amortization

24.9 m31.6 m

Accounts Receivable

(12 m)(18.8 m)


14 k(113 k)
USDQ2, 2014Q3, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017

Net Income

(15.1 m)(17.3 m)(21.7 m)(25 m)(28.4 m)


1.3 m1.3 m426 k435 k838 k582 k302 k430 k472 k

Accounts Payable

8.8 m8.3 m10.5 m13 m9.4 m15.1 m17.5 m13.4 m12.1 m
USDY, 2017


72 k

Financial Leverage

22 x
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Proofpoint Operating Metrics

Proofpoint's Patent Applications was reported to be 39 in FY, 2016, which is a 5% decrease from the previous period
Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q4, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q4, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017


$46.61 m$35.07 m$62.13 m$233.7 m$66.35 m$75.52 m$84.96 m$97.51 m$324.35 m$98.31 m$101.25 m$124.75 m$138.45 m$462.75 m$137.44 m

Patents Issued


Patent Applications

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Proofpoint Market Value History

Proofpoint Revenue Breakdown

Proofpoint Job Categories

Proofpoint Median Salaries

Source: 69 public H-1B filings from Proofpoint

Traffic Overview of Proofpoint

Proofpoint Online and Social Media Presence

Proofpoint News and Updates

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Some Android users are installing a malicious third-party version of 'Pokémon Go'

"Pokémon Go" is the hot mobile game of the moment. Unfortunately, not everyone can play it. International rollout of the game has been paused while Nintendo and The Pokémon Company work on fixing server capacity. But that's not stopping people from finding other ways to down…

Proofpoint Company Life and Culture

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