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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.
Skyfence is a cloud access security broker that provides visibility and control over cloud applications approved for use by an organization as well as those employees might use without approval. The Company helps organizations to determine which cloud applications are in use by employees, analyze content in real-time to prevent malicious or unauthorized leakage, and quickly identify and block cyber-attacks.
Forcepoint acquired Skyfence in February 2017.
Stonesoft provides next-generation firewall (NGFW) software and hardware solutions. Its solutions focus on high availability, centralized management of large networks, and protection from advanced evasion techniques. The Company primarily sells software and appliance-based (virtual and hardware-based) solutions of various sizes and capabilities so that its customers can scale up and down its environments, from data centers to branch offices.
Forcepoint acquired Stonesoft in January 2016.
Sidewinder provides proxy-based firewall software and hardware solutions for federal customers globally. The Company’s firewall security product allows for clear visibility and control of command filtering, protocol enforcement, and application access.
Forcepoint acquired Sidewinder in January 2016.