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The National Theatre Deploys Forcepoint Technology to Protect End-Users & Critical Business Data

Virginia Satrom
July 26, 2017, 8:00 am CDT

Forcepoint Cloud Security enhances process, people and technology readiness to combat ransomware & prepare for GDPR compliance

AUSTIN, Texas – July 26, 2017 – Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint today announced that the world-class National Theatre in London is utilizing its cloud security technology to gain a comprehensive, centrally-managed solution for effective security – wherever users and data are located.

As both an educational and an active theater with 30 productions and 3,000 performances a year, the National Theatre’s IT strategy is focused on protecting end-users and meeting the requirements of the GDPR legislation. The National Theatre required a solution that could deliver early visibility into data incidents and offer advanced warning that data may have been compromised, maliciously or accidentally. Forcepoint’s Web Security Cloud solutions helped the IT team better understand user behavior and motivations in order to protect critical data, while ensuring employees could do their job without interruption.

“The GDPR impacts our entire security portfolio so it’s crucial that we are in good position when it rolls out next year,” said George Tunnicliffe, Head of IT Operations, The National Theatre. “With Forcepoint as the cloud security platform, our strategy is to take into consideration employee behavior as well as technology that protects our end-users, our IT department, and our actual business and data.”

For organizations across Europe, GDPR places even greater emphasis on safeguarding sensitive data. Tunnicliffe’s team has successfully put the relevant people, processes and technology in place to continually deal with this new legal and regulatory requirement. By utilizing Forcepoint’s cloud solution, the National Theatre is prepared for GDPR and has an easy-to-manage solution that understands user intent and support an effective IT security strategy.

The National Theatre replaced its legacy products with Forcepoint Web Security Cloud for up-to-the-millisecond threat identification and user behavioral analysis. By aligning security technology and governance to process and educate users, the IT operations team is helping train and adjust human behavior through continuous, but not intrusive, technical supervision.

“Many of our customers like the National Theatre are faced with security challenges that cannot be solved solely with technology. People, both end-users and employees, pose a challenge and an opportunity for organizations to properly manage their critical data and IP,” said Neil Thacker, deputy chief information security officer, Forcepoint. “Understanding the relationships between the behavior and motivations of employees and their data is becoming a strategic requirement for a contemporary security plan.”


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About the National Theatre
The National Theatre is dedicated to making the very best theatre and sharing it with as many people as possible. We produce productions on the South Bank in London each year, ranging from reimagined classics to modern masterpieces and new work by contemporary writers and theatre-makers. The National’s work is seen on tour throughout the UK, in London’s West End, internationally (including on Broadway) and in collaborations and co-productions with theatres across the country.

Across 2015-2016, the NT staged 34 productions and gave 3,134 performances in the UK and internationally. The NT’s award-winning programme had a UK audience of 2.5 million, 700,000 of which were NT Live audiences.

The NT is committed to providing programmes for schools, young people, families, community groups and adult learners, including the nationwide youth theatre festival Connections and playwriting competition New Views. In 2015-2016, we engaged with over 181,000 participants through the NT Learning events programme. Further, over 2,600 secondary schools have signed up to the free streaming service, On Demand in Schools since its launch in September 2015.

About Forcepoint
Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property 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 and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.

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