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Forcepoint Strengthens Global Governments & Critical Infrastructure Leadership, Appoints Eric Trexler Vice President of Sales

Rachael Lyon
February 6, 2018, 7:56 am CST

AUSTIN, Texas – February 6, 2018 – Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint today announced the appointment of Eric Trexler as vice president of sales for the Global Governments and Critical Infrastructure business. This appointment further extends the company's leadership and growth in delivering robust, hardened cyber capabilities to government agencies and organizations operating vital national infrastructure worldwide. 

Trexler reports to Sean Berg, senior vice president and general manager of Global Governments and Critical Infrastructure, and is based in the company's Herndon, Virginia office. At Forcepoint, Trexler will lead all domestic and international sales efforts for Forcepoint's Global Governments and Critical Infrastructure business. He will also drive new customer and partner relationships around cross domain, insider threat, cloud/network security and user and data security to present a robust system of human-centric security solutions.

"Our customers demand hardened cyber technology that can help them more quickly identify abnormal activity and behavior to improve the protection of their systems from unauthorized access, exploitation or data exfiltration," said Berg. “Eric brings to Forcepoint a deep understanding of the cyber challenges that intelligence, defense and civilian agencies face day-to-day. He will be a strong partner who can help our customers ensure complex missions, national interests and warfighters in theater are secured with cyber solutions designed for the most demanding and high assurance environments.”

Trexler brings more than 20 years of experience in technology across the public and private sectors including Department of Defense, Civilian and Intelligence communities. Prior to Forcepoint, Trexler was the executive director for Civilian and National Security Programs at McAfee, formerly Intel Security. In this role, he led McAfee’s efforts to help federal civilian, intelligence and national security agencies innovate and improve their cybersecurity posture through a unified cyber defense architecture. Prior to McAfee, he managed major accounts at Salesforce.com, EMC Corporation and Sybase, Inc. Trexler also spent four years as an Airborne Ranger with the U.S. Army specializing in communications. He holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Maryland at College Park. 

“Government organizations are finding today’s attacks are not as simple as finding the next event, it’s a combination of correlating events often from multiple sources. And when assessed from a broader perspective, those events may be indicators of compromise,” said Trexler. “Forcepoint’s capabilities address this dynamic threat landscape with integrated, risk-adaptive security solutions that enable government, defense and civilian agencies to identify and mitigate attacks on national interests in near real time. This is a mission I believe in and look forward to driving.” 

Through its Human Point System, Forcepoint provides organizations a system of cybersecurity capabilities that intelligently work together to protect the human point -- the intersection of users, critical data and networks. As the concept of the traditional IT perimeter evaporates, the confluence of users, data, and networks becomes critical. Understanding user behavior and data flow is critical for government organizations that must protect our country’s most important assets.

Resources

  • Blog: Business Update: Forcepoint Global Governments and Critical Infrastructure post here

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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 protects the human point for thousands of enterprise and government customers in more than 150 countries. For more about Forcepoint, visit and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.