Global cybersecurity company Raytheon|Websense has changed its name to Forcepointâ¢, the company said.
Built on the successful integration of WebsenseÂ®, Raytheon Cyber Products and the recently acquired Stonesoft next-generation firewall (NGFW) business, Forcepoint brings a fresh approach to cybersecurity challenges and regulatory requirements facing businesses and government agencies.
Forcepoint was created to empower organizations to drive their business forward by safely embracing transformative technologies — cloud, mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), and others — through a unified, cloud-centric platform that safeguards users, networks and data while eliminating the inefficiencies involved in managing a collection of point security products.
The Forcepoint platform will protect against threats from insiders and outsiders, rapidly detect breaches, minimize “dwell time” — the period between compromise and remediation — and stop data theft.
Forcepoint finalized the acquisition of the Stonesoft next-generation firewall and Sidewinder proxy firewall technologies and teams from Intel Security in January 2016. These technologies will expand the cloud and hybrid capabilities of the industry-leading Forcepoint TRITONÂ® security platform. Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.
Forcepoint´s portfolio of products safeguards users, data and networks against the most determined adversaries, from accidental or malicious insider threats to outside attacks, across the entire threat lifecycle.
Raytheon, with 2014 sales of USD23 billion and 61,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as cybersecurity and a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass.