Forcepoint unleashes 40 new features across its security products

Forcepoint is releasing more than 40 new software and hardware features across its Forcepoint Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) and User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA) products that enhance the understanding of user behavior and data flow throughout an enterprise or government organization to rapidly identify and eliminate risk. These capabilities work together as an intelligent ‘Human Point System’ to protect the human point as people interact with data across disparate networks.

Forcepoint’s Human Point System capabilities are developed with maximum deployment flexibility in mind – customers may implement single products or multiple, integrated technologies that fit within an existing cybersecurity environment. For example, customers may start with a single product, such as Forcepoint DLP to address data security and regulatory compliance needs, and integrate UEBA capabilities to understand the link to human risk within the organization. Customers may also choose to add Forcepoint CASB with DLP for the ability to discover and protect data in the cloud and control access to cloud apps.  

“This year’s headline grabbing breaches prove a paradigm change is needed in cybersecurity. CIOs and CISOs today must address new security challenges that come with operating in a world where traditional network perimeters have eroded,” said Nico Fischbach, Global CTO for Forcepoint. “This continuously shifting threat landscape requires an equally transformative view on behavior-centric security that includes understanding the nature of human intent and the ability to dynamically adapt security response. That’s the path forward to stop cyberattacks dead in their tracks.”

Forcepoint DLP now leverages the Forcepoint CASB platform to provide visibility and control over sensitive data in authorized cloud applications and prevents sharing of sensitive data to unauthorized users or devices. Forcepoint supports leading enterprise cloud applications, such as Microsoft Office 365, Google G-Suite, Box and Salesforce; and protects critical business data using PreciseID fingerprinting for both structured and unstructured data.

Forcepoint NGFW offers new policies and features that connect and protect users and information within hybrid cloud environments including: integrations to protect applications in Microsoft Hyper-V private cloud systems and Microsoft Azure public clouds, and new CASB features within the NGFW console to gain visibility of shadow IT and authorized cloud application usage.

Forcepoint Advanced Malware Detection powered by Lastline now features support for Forcepoint Web Security Cloud and Email Security Cloud delivering best-in-class malware detection for users in both unencrypted and encrypted traffic.

Forcepoint UEBA with new entity timeline and streaming analytics features increase visibility and context on human risk, offering insights to enable faster, more accurate responses. The embedded entity timeline enables security teams to reconstruct chronological events contributing to an elevated risk score based on anomalous activity.  Forcepoint also can now analyze large amounts of data as it is ingested from multiple sources such as CRM, financial and HR systems; thereby enabling continuous risk scoring and rapid remediation to prevent security incidents as they transpire, not days or months afterward.