May 4, 2021

Forcepoint and Telefónica work together to offer modern DLP solutions

Lucas Rey

Editors' Note: This post is also available in Spanish.

Digital transformation has been long discussed, and we all know the business benefits it can bring. Data is of course at the heart of this process and has now gained particular relevance: because we must keep data safe, cybersecurity has now evolved as a differential factor in many organizations.  

The coronavirus pandemic has only increased the importance of both data, and the cybersecurity systems which protect it. Companies have been forced to operate in mobile environments, which means the network perimeter has essentially ceased to exist. This means that the risk of cyberthreats and data breaches has increased. In addition, the massive transformation of homeworking from something small or occasional to what, surely, will be the long term future of work, means that cybersecurity will remain critical.

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The new paradigm of Data Protection

With the new situation of hybrid working (remote and face-to-face work in coexistence), it is necessary to ensure that people can continue to access cloud tools and that they, as well as the sensitive or regulation-controlled data, are protected. To this end, Forcepoint has data protection solutions which analyze the daily behavior of the user through the tools they use and how they use them. Each user is given a risk score from which decisions can be made by security teams, either applying data protection policies automatically, adapting those security policies from static to dynamic based on the user and the criticality of the data, or intervening where required.

On Wednesday April 21, Telefónica and Forcepoint teamed up to propose Forcepoint DLP together with Telefónica's management services. The goal of the event was to show how to unify security management, reduce costs and maintain business continuity in our new hybrid workplaces. Wherever the data resides, (cloud, end-device, network) it must remain secure and available, wherever the user is located.

Revolutionizing cybersecurity

Every day more and more private companies and (to a lesser extent) public organizations adopt public cloud services in SaaS, PaaS or IaaS setups. Due to the increase in remote working, new services in mobility, from unmanaged and personal devices, modern cybersecurity solutions must be flexible and adaptable enough to not only integrate with existing systems but also provide market-leading protection AND increase visibility and allow reduce security administrative costs by automating processes and convergence of solutions. And of course, do all of this in the cloud and in service mode (“as a service”)! It’s a tall order!

When it comes to critical data protection, DLP technology must have advanced information identification techniques. Without them, the solution will not be able to identify sensitive data and will result in countless false positives. Techniques such as word search or preconfigured patterns can be used as a test, but are not real solutions. Advanced techniques such as the use of patterns with algorithms and context analysis, fingerprinting techniques or information fingerprints that allow the detection of structured and unstructured information and its parts, techniques for identifying characters in images ... these are techniques for identifying sensitive information that make DLP technology add great value to the SASE solution.

To hear more about the discussions held between Telefónica Tech and Forcepoint, watch the video recording of the webinar "Evolving data security" in the video below.

The participants of the webinar were:

  • Elena Cerrada, Regional Sales Director Spain & Portugal Forcepoint
  • Ruth Vazquez, Data Protection Product Manager Telefónica Cybersecurity and Cloud Tech
  • Luis Bernal, Lead Advisor Govertis
  • Joaquín de la Torre, Director Desarrollo de Negocio SealPath

About Forcepoint

Forcepoint is the leading user and data protection cybersecurity company, entrusted to safeguard organizations while driving digital transformation and growth. Our solutions adapt in real-time to how people interact with data, providing secure access while enabling employees to create value.

Lucas Rey

Lucas Rey is the Channel Manager for Forcepoint Iberia and a strong partner and customer advocate. Based in Madrid, he is a graduate of the ESIC Business and Marketing School. Prior to Forcepoint Rey was at Symantec for over ten years in roles ranging from product management to...

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