The recent announcement of the Forcepoint acquisition by Francisco Partners brings excitement and also provides an opportunity to discuss what it means for our customers or potential customers considering Forcepoint solutions.
As Evan Daar, Principal at Francisco Partners said of the company’s definitive agreement to acquire Forcepoint from Raytheon:
"Forcepoint has established a leadership position as a provider of cybersecurity solutions to customers around the world. We look forward to partnering with the Forcepoint team to further invest in the company’s cloud security portfolio."
And, Brian Decker, Partner at Francisco Partners also noted:
"We have followed Forcepoint for years and have a deep appreciation for its outstanding portfolio of innovative security products. Security is an increasingly important strategic investment area for enterprises, creating significant opportunities for Forcepoint to continue to build upon its track record of success.”
Focus on Innovation with a proven track record
With specific focus on user and data protection, Forcepoint has been a trailblazer for years delivering risk-adaptive DLP solutions in the market. In 2018, with the release of Dynamic Data Protection, Forcepoint introduced user behavior analytics to modernize data loss prevention solution with it bringing the benefit of automating risk adaptive policy enforcement. The legacy and traditional DLP vendors like Symantec (now Broadcom), McAfee and Digital Guardian have not kept up with the much-needed innovation to deliver risk-adaptive DLP. With a 3-year head start, Forcepoint is investing in organic innovation and delivering human-centric cybersecurity solutions to safeguard the modern, unbound enterprise.
Taking another step forward, we recently announced our Dynamic User Protection that redefines modern user activity monitoring and insider threat protection delivered as a cloud service. This latest innovation helps enterprise re-think their old DLP programs and instead unify data protection with the users working from anywhere and accessing data everywhere. Forcepoint DDP is now be powered by Dynamic User Protection for cloud-based analytics to automate and prevent data exposures based on indicators of behaviors (IoBs).
Traditional DLP methodology is no longer adequate for today’s environment
While traditional and legacy DLP vendors are still tuning their endpoints for effectiveness, such as how to avoid the blue screen of death (BSOD) or how to unify data protection policy across multiple data exfiltration channels, Forcepoint has leapfrogged these solutions with a highly scalable and unified endpoint architecture to deploy dynamic data protection. Customers are taking notice and have spoken with their vote for Forcepoint as Gartner Peer Insights 2020 Customers' Choice for Enterprise DLP. For more in-depth information on why customers voted us as a leader you explore the reviews and ratings on Gartner peer insights.
Modern data protection is about innovating and implementing solutions for today’s enterprise challenge—safeguarding data wherever it’s used. This includes architecting cybersecurity solutions using a Zero Trust paradigm. You can learn more about how to unify data protection using Zero Trust principles from our recently concluded Cyber Voices Zero Trust Summit.
If you would like to learn more about the innovations in Forcepoint's security solutions, please feel free to reach out to us.