Forcepoint Expands Global Partner Program with Two New initiatives
Oct08

Forcepoint Expands Global Partner Program with Two New initiatives

Cybersecurity firm Forcepoint has announced the expansion of its global partner program with two new initiatives to empower partners to deliver world-class services and security solutions to Forcepoint customers around the globe. To help businesses better protect their networks and secure sensitive data from an increasing range of cyber threats, the company has created two new partner programs that will bring together a host of strategic partners that can help its customers enhance their security programs and ensure they are capable of dealing with emerging threats and today’s highly sophisticated threat landscape. The first new partner program is Forcepoint GSI Platinum, which offers higher levels of accreditation for global systems integrator firms. The new program includes a bespoke training package, prioritized opportunities, and an integrated suite of market-leading products, ensuring fast time-to-value for customers. Additional benefits include dedicated sales and marketing support around the globe, single-program guidelines for global execution, Technical Center of...

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Forcepoint Adds New Capabilities to CASB, Web, and Email Security Solutions
Aug01

Forcepoint Adds New Capabilities to CASB, Web, and Email Security Solutions

Forcepoint has announced its security solutions now incorporate new behavior-driven controls to help protect critical business data, intellectual property, and employee devices. Forcepoint CASB, Web Security and Email Security have all been updated and now have new capabilities. New CASB analytics have been incorporated to help organizations reduce the time it takes to identify data breaches. Forcepoint cites Gartner data, which shows the dwell time between an attack and discovery is an average of 99 days. The longer a breach continues before it is discovered and mitigated the higher the cost to the organization. By using data and analytics it is possible to greatly reduce the time between an attack and detection, and thus reduce the cost and damage caused. Forcepoint CASB helps organizations study the actions of users to identify risky behavior and vulnerabilities, allowing IT teams to take action to be taken before a breach occurs. The solution also helps IT teams identify anomalies which are indicative of a data breach and take rapid action to mitigate attacks. The new...

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Millennials Pose Significant Risk to IT Security, Reports Forcepoint
Oct26

Millennials Pose Significant Risk to IT Security, Reports Forcepoint

The results from a recently published Forcepoint survey shows millennials are placing the security of their organizations at risk by engaging in risky behaviors. The survey showed millennials were more likely to take short cuts to improve productivity, even though those behaviors placed security at risk. Forcepoint says action needs to be taken now to prevent the attitudes and behaviors of the younger generation from taking hold, especially in government organizations. The failure to address security issues could place U.S government IT systems in jeopardy. The study was conducted on 670 individuals and assessed attitudes and behaviors that increased the risk of cyberattacks, malware infections, and data breaches. The survey showed that millennials were regularly using unsecured WiFi networks for work without the use of VPNs. Password sharing was common, as was the belief that cybersecurity was an issue for IT departments to deal with. The survey suggests millennials believe they are well educated in cybersecurity matters and are confident about their level of security awareness....

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Forcepoint Introduces New Technology to Secure Connections for Roaming Workers
Aug01

Forcepoint Introduces New Technology to Secure Connections for Roaming Workers

IT teams may be able to secure their wired and wireless on-premises networks, although it is much harder to secure users’ connections to the Internet when they are outside the corporate network and connect to the Internet via wireless hotspots. Organizations with a high percentage of remote or mobile workers often struggle to secure employees’ devices and provide secure, reliable access to data via third-party networks and public Wi-Fi hotspots. A highly mobile workforce is now becoming the norm with more workers now accessing networks remotely, and that calls for technological solutions to ensure devices and data remain secure.  Unfortunately, while many cloud-based security solutions can be deployed to reduce risk, many do not give IT security teams visibility in the actions taken by remote workers. Many solutions also mask the users’ true locations, which means it is not possible to access localized content and neither enforce geofencing controls. Forcepoint has now developed a solution that helps organizations improve security for a mobile workforce and ensure visibility into...

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Raytheon|Websense Rebrands as Forcepoint
Jan14

Raytheon|Websense Rebrands as Forcepoint

Raytheon|Websense has recently been rebranded. From January 14, 2016 the company will be known as Forcepoint. Forcepoint combines the cybersecurity products of Websense, which was acquired by Raytheon in May 2015, Raytheon – a major U.S. defense contractor, and the next generation firewall solutions of Stonesoft and Sidewinder, which were acquired from Intel Security this month. Forcepoint is a joint venture between Raytheon and Vista Equity Partners. The acquisitions which allow the company to provide a wide range of cybersecurity solutions to address the ever-evolving threat landscape through the transformative technologies of the cloud, mobility and IoT. The company is providing a cloud-centric platform that will safeguard data, networks, and end users. The combination of all services under the same brand will help the firm eliminate some of the inefficiencies of managing separate collections of cybersecurity products. The products of all companies will be combined into a platform solution that offers protection from internal and external threats, combining next generation...

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Raytheon Acquires Websense in $1.9 Billion Deal
Apr20

Raytheon Acquires Websense in $1.9 Billion Deal

Raytheon, a major U.S defense contractor, has announced it is to acquire Websense Inc from Vista Equity Partners in a deal reported to be worth $1.9 billion. The deal is expected to add an additional 20,000 commercial customers to Raytheon’s portfolio and is expected to close at the end of Q2, 2015. Over the past couple of years there has been a significant increase in cyberattacks on organizations of all sizes from SMBs to multi-national corporations. The increase in frequency of attacks and the level of sophistication of the attackers requires advanced defenses to be deployed to keep networks and data secure. The recent high-profile attacks have prompted many firms to commit more funds to cybersecurity. MarketsandMarkets has estimated there will be an increase of $60 billion in cybersecurity spending over the next four years, and Raytheon is poised to take advantage. Websense has developed Internet security technology for enterprises and governments to protect against web-based threats and block data theft and keep systems and endpoints free from malware. Those solutions will be...

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