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Case Study / Identifying Risk with Behavioral Analytics

Identifying Risk with Behavioral Analytics

Forcepoint is leveraging a powerful analytics framework to detect patterns of human behavior in big data.

Forcepoint protects thousands of companies worldwide with integrated security solutions. Its machine learning-powered User and Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA) platform enables its customers to aggregate data from devices across the enterprise and monitor for high-risk behavior. The security analytics platform uncovers critical problems such as compromised accounts, corporate espionage, intellectual property theft and fraud. With UEBA, organizations are able to protect their data and respond to threats from any source.

With a behavioral model, getting more data doesn’t necessarily help. Understanding the data you have is what it’s all about. It’s that sense-making that makes this product different.

Richard Ford, Chief Scientist, Forcepoint


Year of Investment: 2015
Portfolio Status: Former
Headquarters: Austin, TX

Cybersecurity systems that protect against threats and provide unobstructed access to critical data and intellectual property.

Forcepoint LLC is a leading provider of solutions to rapidly-growing, global commercial and government cybersecurity markets. The Company’s systems enable organizations to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while safeguarding valuable content and simplifying compliance. Forcepoint’s solutions incorporate capabilities in cloud security, network security, data and insider threat security, and global government security. More than 20,000 organizations across more than 150 countries rely on Forcepoint to stop advanced persistent threats, targeted attack and evolving malware.

Forcepoint was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Austin, TX, with operations worldwide.

In May 2015, Raytheon Company acquired Websense, a Vista portfolio company since 2013, and together with Vista formed a joint venture to own and operate Websense. Websense rebranded as Forcepoint in January 2016.

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