An Open Letter to the Sendmail Open Source Community,
As part of Proofpoint’s acquisition of Sendmail, Inc*., I am happy to welcome the Sendmail Open Source Community into the Proofpoint family. Some of you may be wondering whether with Proofpoint’s acquisition of Sendmail, Inc. and the Sentrion product Proofpoint will continue to support the sendmail open source Mail Transfer Agent.
The answer is an unequivocal yes.
Proofpoint Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) is a leading security-as-a-service provider that focuses on solutions for email, threat protection, compliance, archiving & governance, and secure communications. Organizations around the world depend on Proofpoint’s expertise, patented technologies and on-demand delivery system to protect against phishing, malware and spam, safeguard privacy, encrypt sensitive information, and archive and govern messages and critical enterprise information.
Within the context of our association with Cloud and Big Data technologies, we have made use of (and members of our team participate in, and attempt to contribute towards the development of) various open source initiatives ever since our inception as a company. We were engaged with sendmail before we were engaged with Sendmail, and we absolutely intend to continue if not increase that activity with this commercial acquisition.
We all appreciate the opportunity to continue participating in the community, and continuing to work together towards a more robust, secure global messaging infrastructure.
Gary Steele, CEO, Proofpoint
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