FEATURE : MODERN WORKPLACE for example . Configurability wise , there are also connectors into apps with APIs .
Hybrid work exacerbates the need for Zero Trust . Not only are there standard devices being used outside of the office , there are also mobiles and iPads so it ’ s difficult to be able to trust any of these .
If I was on a business trip , connected to Wi-Fi in a coffee shop , there is a point for exfiltration and for vulnerabilities to be exploited . This really is about knowing who the person is , allowing access to the things they ’ re supposed to have access to , but then controlling what they do with the data that they work with every day .
How does the platform simplify security while ensuring scalability and performance ?
The platform is built out on top of different hyperscalers , such as AWS . We provide this global network of connectivity and access to applications , while still providing security and control .
There ’ s actually more than 300 points of presence that exist today in that network from a connectivity perspective . Because it is not built on a strict , rigid model , we can scale up and down on the fly which means there ’ s no need to purchase finite resources – it just happens automatically .
Similarly , if a new customer comes on board , on a shared multi-tenant service , and they have 100,000 or more users , we don ’ t want that to affect another customer ’ s ability to protect their applications .
Regardless of the other tenants that are in the environment , we ’ re able to provide control and that sets Forcepoint ONE apart from many other technologies in the SASE and SSE Magic QuaDrant spaces .
How do you plan to work with customers to make sure their journey to a converged security strategy is a success ?
I think this is key and what differentiates Forcepoint and the platform in general . We have professional services and deployment engineers who help and guide people but what really is needed is a ‘ holding your hand ’ type approach .
We have common guidelines and best practices for what security you might want to apply such as controlling access to sanctioned SaaS applications but disallowing the upload of sensitive data which might be
a customer list to a personal account . Blocking those threats on the fly is key .
There are many different options but the journey starts with realizing what ’ s possible and , as I ’ ve outlined , there are many different options that can be enabled as it ’ s really flexible .
What does the future hold for Forcepoint ONE and how do you see it evolving as part of your commitment to your customers ?
Forcepoint ONE was launched in February of this year . It ’ s built upon some technologies that have been acquired over the years and is an extension of Bitglass , which was a CASB and SSE provider , providing ZTNA and secure gateway .
Prior to that , Forcepoint had a rich portfolio and there are some other acquisitions that occurred too , constantly growing the capabilities .
When this happens , you can sometimes end up with a portfolio approach rather than a platform but with Forcepoint ONE , it is all about providing these services in a platform .
We ’ ve integrated everything into one place so you ’ re not switching between management consoles – you ’ re natively using one for centralized configurations , reporting and blocking threats , regardless of where your users are .
Evolution wise , we continue to see this extension of these broad capabilities and expansion inside the portfolio . p
Mike Schuricht , VP of Product Management , Security Service Edge ( SSE ), Forcepoint
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