Third time’s a charm, the old saying goes. And, for the third year in a row, Gartner has named Forcepoint a Visionary in their 2019 Magic Quadrant for Network Firewalls for the ability to execute and its completeness of vision. With Forcepoint NGFW, we particularly want to assist distributed organizations to better connect and defend their remote offices, stores and branches so that they can take advantage of the cloud to drive bigger productivity and lower costs.
To set the stage for its analysis this year, Gartner begins its report* by highlighting a key industry trend: “With firewall providers embedding multiple security features in firewalls and enabling integration and automation capabilities with other security products, firewalls are evolving into network security platforms.”
We strongly agree. And while each vendor talks about having a platform, we see 3 components as being of crucial importance:
1.) Enterprise connectivity – Digital transformation is driving distributed organizations to make additional use of cloud apps and direct web connections for sites and users. as one of the primary vendors to assemble Multi-Link VPN, Secure SD-WAN capabilities, and advanced clustering in our network firewalls, we see ensuring that users and information may be connected and guarded robustly as two sides of a similar coin.
2.) Extensible Security – As organizations disrupt the way they connect their remote sites and users, old ways of securing those connections should change. Customers are progressively telling us they’re searching for tight integration among their network (NGFW), web (SWG), and cloud app (CASB) security systems—no matter where their users are operating.
3.) Management at Scale – Some of the less-frequently mentioned areas of excellent security platforms can be summarized by the quantity of effort it takes to urge sites and users connected and protected. Through experience managing thousands of websites from a single pane of glass, we’ve found that capabilities like zero-touch provisioning and interactive analysis for quicker incident response are crucial to efficiency in global as well as local operations.
It’s an honor to be referred to as a Visionary. We created Forcepoint to bring a brand new approach to the cybersecurity industry—to help customers to break free from the endless cycle of throwing billions of dollars at threat once threat without very feeling any safer. but even more necessary than vision is the ability to turn good concepts into effective solutions. That’s why our human-centric approach to security and our new cloud-based platform are designed specifically to enable enterprises and government agencies to better understand user behavior and intent so they can more efficiently and securely bring people and information along.