On February 23rd WashingtonExec helped host Forcepoint‘s company launch party with over 50 guests from the defense, intelligence and civilian contracting sectors.
Forcepoint was created with the primary focus of safeguarding users, data and networks from insider and outsider threats based on a visionary security model. Built on the successful integration of Websense®, Raytheon Cyber Products and the recently-acquired Stonesoft next-generation firewall (NGFW) business, Forcepoint, with thousands of users in government, brings a fresh approach to address the constantly evolving cybersecurity challenges and regulatory requirements facing businesses and government agencies.
There is not a week that goes by without news of a high profile data breach. Old and traditional tactics are not working and organizations – both in commercial and government – are uneasy and fearful of the risks of enabling new technologies and innovations that can help them meet mission objectives and agency goals.
Ed Hammersla, President and Chief Strategy Officer of Forcepoint Federal, LLC, gave an overview of the evolution of Forcepoint, its innovative and pragmatic approach in solving cybersecurity challenges and what the product can do for future customers.