International Business Machines Corporation (TechValidate)

United States

Company Size:

  • Enterprise

Products Used:

Web Security
Email Security

Forcepoint Web helped us in controlling users’ day-to-day internet activity and provided a very easy dashboard to investigate incidents.

Anjani Kumar


This case study of International Business Machines Corporation is based on a July 2018 survey of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:

  • Experienced the following challenges that prompted them to choose Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:
    • Low efficacy of their previous security product
    • Difficulty managing their previous security solution
    • A lack of scalability of their previous security solution
    • Needing advanced capabilities to protect growing mobile and global workforce
  • Evaluated or previously used the following vendors before choosing Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:
    • Symantec/Blue Coat
    • McAfee Web Gateway

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway that the surveyed company uses:

  • Has a hybrid deployment (cloud and on-premises) location strategy for web security.
  • Identifies the following as the capabilities that carried the most weight when they chose to migrate to Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:
    • Efficacy of solution
    • Deployment flexibility
    • Ease of management
  • Rates the implementation of Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway as very easy.


The surveyed company achieved the following results with Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:

  • Rates Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway as very effective.
  • Achieved the following results after using Forcepoint Secure Web Gateway:
    • Expanded security coverage with integrated modules like Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Advanced Malware Detection (AMD), Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

    • Received real-time threat analysis for advanced threat protection

    • Received forensic reporting details provided through an advanced threat dashboard

    • Experienced enhanced reporting functionality within a centralized reporting system

Source: Anjani Kumar, Consultant, International Business Machines Corporation

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