When Microsoft announced the finalists for their upcoming Microsoft Security 20/20 awards, many of us here at Forcepoint were pumped to be nominated in two categories: Most Transformative Integration Partner and Zero Trust Champion - ISV. For us, these nominations serve as a testament to the work we’ve done with Microsoft over the last year. It makes us even more excited to keep building integrations to serve the changing needs of our customers.
Microsoft Security 20/20 awards
It’s hard to believe that just over a year ago, the Forcepoint team was focused on delivering Azure Sentinel integrations across our NGFW, DLP and CASB offerings. Back then, cloud adoption was already growing at a rapid pace. Then the global pandemic placed cloud adoption on a whole different trajectory. As a result, 2020 highlighted the need for increasingly innovative cloud solutions.
That’s a big reason why we’ve accelerated our efforts with Microsoft since then. We first turned our attention to Azure Active Directory integrations to offer risk-adaptive authentication and access. Soon after, we offered secure hybrid access to our products through Azure Active Directory. And for our NGFW solution, integration with Azure Virtual WAN enabled customers to leverage the inherent SD WAN capabilities of our NGFW to further support their remote workforce by extending their network from branch offices to the cloud quickly and securely . Finally, we ended the year by making it easier for customers to configure their NGFW high availability deployments through our HA with Load Balancers Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template, available in the Azure Marketplace.
The Microsoft Security team’s technical acumen and their focus on innovation makes them easy to work with. We’re both united in their vision to provide security for all, and to developing innovative cloud-based security products that continue to solve problems for enterprise customers. We’re proud to be a Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA) member. We can’t wait to tune in May 12 to see the winners. Click the green button on the right to register for the Microsoft Security 20/20 awards. We’re even more excited about future integrations with Microsoft products that our combined teams will deliver.
- Forcepoint Official MISA Solutions
- MISA Member guest blog post from our product integration software lead Mattia Maggioli
- Video Playlist: Azure Active Directory Integrations
- Video Playlist: Azure Sentinel Integration
- Webpage: Microsoft and Forcepoint Integration