Thoma Bravo is acquiring Proofpoint in one of the largest private equity cloud software acquisition deals in history. But what does this mean for you and Proofpoint?
Historically, private equity transactions within the security industry have meant customer uncertainty, slowdowns in new product innovation, critical business distractions, and possible fiscal constraints. Meanwhile, advanced, highly targeted phishing threats are moving and evolving at a dynamic pace. No organization can afford to miss a new attack or fall behind in their email security technology. As Proofpoint grapples with changes to its organization and management, less focus will be paid to products and innovations, leaving you vulnerable to attacks.
Now is the time to re-evaluate and upgrade your email security.
“Gartner’s 2020 Market Guide for Email Security (ID: G00722358) recommends security and risk management professionals: “Address gaps in the advanced threat defense capabilities of an incumbent secure email gateway (SEG)” and also “Invest in anti-phishing technology that can accurately detect BEC and account takeover attacks.”