Austin, Texas – January 14, 2016 - Global cybersecurity leader Raytheon|Websense today unveiled its new company name, Forcepoint™, and multiple new products. Built on the successful integration of Websense®, Raytheon Cyber Products and the recently-acquired Stonesoft next-generation firewall (NGFW) business, Forcepoint brings a fresh approach to address the constantly evolving cybersecurity challenges and regulatory requirements facing businesses and government agencies.
Forcepoint was created to empower organizations to drive their business forward by safely embracing transformative technologies – cloud, mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), and others – through a unified, cloud-centric platform that safeguards users, networks and data while eliminating the inefficiencies involved in managing a collection of point security products. The Forcepoint platform will protect against threats from insiders and outsiders, rapidly detect breaches, minimize “dwell time” – the period between compromise and remediation – and stop theft.
“With Forcepoint, organizations can protect users, networks and data in the cloud, on the road, and in the office. We simplify compliance, enable better decision-making and streamline security so that our customers can concentrate on what’s important to them,” said Forcepoint CEO, John McCormack. “We will provide a unified cloud-centric platform to defend against attacks, detect suspicious activity sooner, and give the context needed to decide what actions to take to defeat the attack and stop data theft. Defend, detect, decide, defeat – this is our vision for Forcepoint 4D Security. We have the expertise, financial commitment and ongoing access to unique, defense-grade security technology necessary to deliver on this vision.”
“A platform solution that both simplifies and strengthens security as part of a holistic strategy that includes people, process and technology is a far more compelling value proposition than a simple point solution,” said Dan Wilson, Executive Vice President of Partner Solutions for Optiv, a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions.
“Forcepoint’s platform focuses on insider threat protection, cloud data protection and network security. We’re seeing clients ask for these capabilities and are excited to see how Forcepoint delivers.”
Stonesoft & Sidewinder Acquisitions
Forcepoint finalized the acquisition of the Stonesoft next-generation firewall and Sidewinder proxy firewall technologies and teams from Intel Security in January 2016. These technologies will expand the cloud and hybrid capabilities of the industry-leading Forcepoint TRITON® security platform. Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.
As part of the company debut, Forcepoint is launching three new products to address insider threats, cloud-based protection of Microsoft Office 365™ and best-in-class, massively distributed, next-generation network security.
Insider Threat Detection
Forcepoint’s new SureView® Insider Threat 8.0 gives customers an early warning system, automatically identifying the riskiest users within an organization, based on their behaviors as well as on information received from TRITON AP-DATA, Forcepoint’s data loss prevention (DLP) solution. SureView Insider Threat gathers and provides rich context around user behaviors, including record and playback of user activities before, during and after risky behaviors.
Cloud-based Protection of Office 365
With the move of enterprise applications to the cloud, data must be protected everywhere. The Forcepoint TRITON platform is now natively hosted in Microsoft Azure™, enforcing DLP for Microsoft Exchange Online in Office 365, directly from Microsoft’s own cloud. Forcepoint’s TRITON security solutions enforce consistent policy across the cloud, on premises and at endpoints, providing a unified, hybrid defense for distributed, highly-mobile organizations.
Delivering the most resilient and distributed next-generation firewall, Forcepoint’s Stonesoft NGFW makes strong network security easy for highly distributed organizations. Now with Common Criteria certification, Stonesoft provides consistent visibility, responsiveness and policy enforcement across hundreds or thousands of locations with a single management console.
“Forcepoint is a new company with a comprehensive approach to addressing the evolving security needs of organizations across the globe,” said Christian Christiansen, Program Vice President, Security Products at IDC, a leading provider of global IT research and advice.
“Most importantly, Forcepoint is focused on enabling companies to do business securely in new and exciting ways by taking advantage of cloud computing, mobility, and other disruptive technologies.”
Forcepoint’s portfolio of products safeguards users, data and networks against the most determined adversaries, from accidental or malicious insider threats to outside attacks, across the entire threat lifecycle. Forcepoint protects data everywhere – in the cloud, on the road, in the office – simplifying compliance and enabling better decision-making and more efficient security. Forcepoint empowers organizations to concentrate on what’s most important to them while automating routine security tasks. More than 20,000 organizations around the world rely on Forcepoint. Based in Austin, Texas, with worldwide sales, service, security laboratories and product development, Forcepoint is a joint venture of Raytheon Company and Vista Equity Partners. For more about Forcepoint, visit www.Forcepoint.com and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.
Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cybersecurity and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @Raytheon.
About Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in Austin, Chicago and San Francisco, with more than $14 billion in cumulative capital commitments, currently invests in software, data and technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies realizing their full potential. Vista's investment approach is anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions, and proven management techniques that yield flexibility and opportunity in private equity investing. For more information, please visit www.vistaequitypartners.com.