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Express Newspapers Safely Utilizes the Power of Social Media with Forcepoint

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Industry

Communications

Headquarters

United Kingdom

As social media has become a larger part of online life, it has provided an invaluable tool for UK media company Express Newspapers. However, this same tool also created a rich hunting ground for cyber criminals. To combat this, the company chose a proactive approach that could protect the company and its users: Forcepoint Web Security.

Challenges

  • The evolution of social media means it’s no longer a “home-only” tool. It has proved crucial for media companies, but at the same time gives cyber criminals a large number of potential targets.
  • As social media evolved, so did the level of attacks. Cyber criminals use social engineering tactics with business-related and personal themes, phishing for victims to accidentally download and share malicious content with coworkers.

Approach

  • In order to effectively protect its employees and assets, Express Newspapers needed a more advanced security solution: Forcepoint Web Security.

Results

  • Easy configurability and flexibility mean that sections of the company have access to social media while others don’t.
  • Forcepoint Web Security provides a comprehensive real-time, inline security solution that continues to protect the company against advanced threats.
Customer Profile

Express Newspapers produces the national newspapers Daily Star and Daily Express.

Products

“We immediately saw returns with Forcepoint. It’s a win for us.”  

Steve Morris
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Network Manager, Express Newspapers