Private Equity Portfolio


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 155 countries rely on Forcepoint to stop advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks, and evolving malware.

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

Raytheon Company acquired Websense, a portfolio company of Vista, in May 2015. At the same time, Raytheon contributed the assets of Raytheon Cyber Products into a joint venture with Websense. Vista Equity Partners Fund V completed a minority investment in the Raytheon/Websense joint venture, later named Forcepoint, in May 2015.