Forcepoint And NSS Labs Team Up For Webcast Discussion On The Keys To A Successful NGFW

Susan Helmick
June 14, 2016, 12:00 am CDT

SC Vendor Webcast to be held June 14, 2016 from 1:00 – 2:00pm ET

Washington D.C. – June 13, 2016 – Forcepoint’s Michael Knapp, Director of Network Security Architects, will be joined by NSS Labs’ Research VP, Thomas Skybakmoen for a SC Vendor Webcast titled Testing NGFW: Three points of value critical to your enterprise. With cyber attacks at an all time high and methods of attack becoming more sophisticated, it is important to explore and understand the critical components making up today’s successful Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) solutions in order to effectively combat these growing threats. Mr. Knapp and Mr. Skybakmoen team up to outline the best methodologies for ensuring your NGFW meets your unique enterprise needs. To register for the event, please visit: Testing NGFW: Three points of value critical to your enterprise.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

WHAT: In this data-rich webcast, Forcepoint will share its insights on the Next Generation Firewall solution testing process and how its products align with the needs of your enterprise. Michael Knapp will dive into the three drivers that are key to successful NGFW solution deployments. These drivers include: Integration with security workflow, low total cost of ownership, and security effectiveness in your increasingly complex threat landscape. In addition, NSS Labs, the world’s leading security insight company, will share its methodology for testing NGFW capabilities. Thomas Skybakmoen will outline the key features to consider when selecting a network security solution.

WHO: Michael Knapp is the Director of Network Security Architects for the America's & Office of the CISO at Forcepoint Stonesoft. Knapp brings to his role more than 20 years of experience in building integrated solutions for customers that solve security, design and architecture challenges they face. Prior to joining Forcepoint Stonesoft, Knapp spent three years at Intel McAfee working with prospects, partners, and core account teams and identified challenges which can be addressed using the Intel McAfee solutions. Previously, Knapp spent three years at Cisco where he provided pre-sales architecture work for Cisco's security portfolio and integrating security into complex customer networks. Other network security roles include McAfee Security, Total Systems Integrations, Cyrix Corporation, and IBM.

Thomas Skybakmoen is a Research Vice President at NSS Labs. Prior to NSS Labs he served as VP of Marketing & Product Strategy for Thru LLC. Before that he worked at Gartner for more than 5 years, most notably as a Senior Research Analyst, writing research for thousands of clients in the IT industry and often speaking at Gartner conferences with press and customers — from C-level executives to enterprise architects — about the IT challenges enterprises face today, particularly around PaaS and SaaS.

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About Forcepoint

Forcepoint™ was created to empower organizations to drive their business forward by safely embracing transformative technologies – cloud, mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), and others – through a unified, cloud-centric platform that safeguards users, networks and data while eliminating the inefficiencies involved in managing a collection of point security products.

Forcepoint’s platform protects against insider threats (accidental and malicious) as well as outside attackers, while rapidly detecting breaches, minimizing “dwell time” – the period between compromise and remediation – and stopping theft. With Forcepoint, organizations can protect users, networks and data in the cloud, on the road, and in the office. They simplify compliance, enable better decision-making and streamline security so that their customers can concentrate on what’s important to them.

More than 20,000 organizations around the world rely on Forcepoint to reduce risk and handle threats so they can focus their full attention on what matters most to them. For additional information, please visit: