Enterprise Data Security Made Simple with Forcepoint's New Data Security Everywhere

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  May 03, 2023

“Data isn’t the new oil; it is the new air.” That statement was made by Manny Rivelo, CEO of Forcepoint, and it can cause one to pause and ponder on it a bit. But it makes sense. Data is vital to everyone.

Today, everything from personal relationships to the global economy is powered by data. Smartphones, laptops and other devices constantly generate data that is stored, analyzed and used to improve. And let's not forget the growth of IoT (also led to an explosion of data), as more and more devices become connected to the internet and generate troves of data.

Naturally, this means that securing data is critical. So, companies traditionally turned to firewalls, antivirus software and intrusion detection systems. The truth is these solutions are no longer quite as sufficient in today's complex threat landscape. Instead, companies need to take a comprehensive approach to data security, including measures such as encryption, access controls and employee training.

Companies like Forcepoint make it easy to adopt zero trust and prevent the theft or loss of sensitive data and intellectual property no matter where people are working. Expanding on its data loss prevention solutions, Forcepoint extended the depth and breadth of its data-first SASE offering with the launch of Forcepoint Data Security Everywhere.

With this launch, Forcepoint is simplifying enterprise DLP management across cloud, web and private apps and streamlining compliance wherever hybrid workers store, access and use confidential information.

Forcepoint also announced it is bringing to market Forcepoint ONE Insights that enables users to quickly visualize and quantify the financial value of security efficacy delivered by Forcepoint solutions. Forcepoint ONE Insights’ visualization console presents key performance indicators such as adoption, data and threat protection, policy violations, performance and risk.

The integration of Enterprise DLP with the Forcepoint ONE Security Service Edge platform offers customers a unified security policy that protects sensitive data across multiple channels, including endpoints, websites, cloud services, networks, email and private apps.

The Forcepoint data-first approach goes beyond basic data protection offered by SASE solutions, as it classifies data into different groups instead of relying on hardcoded patterns, enabling automatic handling of new types of sensitive data. This feature is particularly useful for organizations with cloud-based applications or distributed workforces.

So, what are the key advantages of Forcepoint Data Security Everywhere?

One of the key advantages of this new product is the ability to apply new or existing DLP policies across CASB, SWG and ZTNA channels. This simplifies the management of DLP by utilizing over 1,600 out-of-the-box classifiers, policies and templates for granular enforcement of files.

Furthermore, Forcepoint Data Security Everywhere offers a single management console that provides complete incident reporting and forensic information to the security operations center (SOC) and IT teams. This makes it easier for businesses to monitor and manage their data security in one place.

“We’re delivering enterprise-wide data security plus the power and flexibility of Forcepoint ONE SSE to always keep data safe, even after it is accessed,” said Rivelo. “Comprehensive data security is a critical capability within our data-first SASE solution, providing the visibility and control organizations need to protect their data and simplify zero trust security.”

Forcepoint Data Security Everywhere is immediately available direct from Forcepoint and through the company’s global network of channel partners. The company also has plans in late Q2 2023 to unveil Forcepoint ONE Insights, formerly called Symphony, which provides economic value and advanced security analytics for real-time insights into an organization's security status.

Edited by Alex Passett
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