Proofpoint’s historical focus has been higher upmarket, but Essentials, which came originally from a 2013 acquisition, and has been substantially rebuilt from the ground up with an SMB focus, is a key part of their strategy as well.
The Asigra Cloud Backup Evolved platform targets ransomware Attack Loops, which corrupt backup data in order to prevent successful restores and force organizations to pay ransoms. It also adds a new management interface, GDPR compliance certification, and container support.
The Engage franchise, available in models which connect to two and five devices respectively, and in mono, stereo and lightweight convertible models, is designed for dense contact centre environments, and allows for connection of three times as many wireless headsets with no loss of quality.
The Canadian acquisition is the first step in an AppRiver strategy to expand its presence further beyond the U.S, but it’s not purely about acquiring customers, as some of Roaring Penguin’s anti-spam technology will be integrated into AppRiver’s own offering.
The ScramFS encryption system provides client-side encryption that does not require developers to be able to encrypt. Out of the gate, the channel resell opportunity is limited, but that will change with the introduction of user-facing business apps later this year.
Gigamon introduced inline 1Gb and 10Gb encryption on their security platform earlier this year. Now they have upgraded this to support faster 40Gb and 100 Gb networks, which they also think will encourage 100 Gb adoption.