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Forcepoint Launches New Businesses to Drive Customer-Centric Innovation

Susan Helmick
February 13, 2017, 8:00 am CST

Cloud Security, Network Security, Data & Insider Threat Security and Global Governments businesses focus resources around key customer needs

AUSTIN, Texas – February 13, 2017 – Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint today announced that it has established four market-centric business units. Forcepoint’s businesses – Cloud Security, Network Security, Data & Insider Threat Security and Global Governments – will drive innovation across each product portfolio, while teaming to deliver systems that enable companies to provide open, unobstructed access to critical data and intellectual property everywhere, while reducing risk.

Each Forcepoint business is led by a General Manager who reports to Forcepoint chief executive officer, Matt Moynahan. The new business structure supports Forcepoint’s efforts to enable companies’ understanding of people’s behaviors and intent as they interact with confidential data and IP wherever it resides.

“Forcepoint is building a transformative company that will help customers rethink cybersecurity by focusing on the points in which people interact with critical business data, particularly intellectual property,” said Moynahan. “With our new businesses in place, Forcepoint will more quickly deliver innovation around these human points of interaction. I’m confident this approach will deliver the level of capabilities our customers need in the future.”

Forcepoint’s new businesses include:

  • Cloud Security develops Forcepoint’s cloud, hybrid and on-premise solutions for email and web security; products include Forcepoint Web Security and Forcepoint Email Security. Upon close of the acquisition of Skyfence, announced on February 8, 2017, the cloud access security broker (CASB) capabilities will reside within Forcepoint’s Cloud Security business.  The business is led by Kris Lamb; Lamb previously led the Forcepoint Security Labs and Forcepoint Threat Protection teams
  • Network Security drives Forcepoint’s next generational firewall capabilities, including the Forcepoint NGFW; the Network Security business is led by Antti Reijonen; Reijonen has led the NGFW team for the past several years
  • Data & Insider Threat Security delivers Forcepoint’s data loss prevention and insider threat capabilities; products include Forcepoint DLP and Forcepoint Insider Threat. The Data & Insider Threat Security business is led by Heath Thompson; Thompson previously led Forcepoint’s products organization. Thompson will also lead the Forcepoint Products Council, a team of chief technology officers and engineers from across the organization that partner to identify opportunities to deliver new capabilities and innovation
  • Global Governments serves key domestic and international markets with technologies vital to defense and federal markets, including cross domain solutions and insider threat; products include Forcepoint High Speed Guard and Forcepoint Insider Threat, among others

Through the development of these solution-focused businesses, Forcepoint is continuing to provide an interconnected approach to cybersecurity via a comprehensive, innovative, flexible and scalable solutions portfolio to meets customers’ cybersecurity needs today and in the future. For more information on Forcepoint’s new businesses please visit www.forcepoint.com.

About Forcepoint

Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more about Forcepoint, visit www.Forcepoint.com and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.

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Susan Helmick
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