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Forcepoint increases cloud security presence to cover 128 countries
Thu, 17th Oct 2019
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Forcepoint has announced the expansion of the company's global cloud infrastructure to enable enterprises and government agencies to securely access web-based content whether they are in the office, a remote workforce, or road warriors on the move.

Forcepoint is committed to delivering customers security solutions designed for today's cloud-first world.

The company's expanded cloud infrastructure reach today is delivering enterprise-class cloud security with anywhere, anytime availability backed with the assurance that customers worldwide meet or exceed stringent data privacy and compliance regulations – without compromising performance or productivity.

With today's announcement, Forcepoint offers an expansive global cloud footprint with the availability of Forcepoint Web Security across 160 public points of presence (PoPs) in 128 countries – more than 65% total global presence.

This PoP expansion brings Forcepoint services to virtually anywhere in the world while delivering optimal security and productivity-enhancing capabilities including low latency, data sovereignty, and content localisation.

“In a cloud-first world, people are the new perimeter. That's why we're starting to see legacy security players still embracing an infrastructure-centric approach increasingly become irrelevant,” says Forcepoint CEO Matthew Moynahan.

“If the security industry does not transform from a world of point products to cloud-native capabilities, it too will have this $100 trillion global digital transformation business opportunity pass it by.

Forcepoint Web Security features GDPR-friendly certifications that ensure data privacy across the operations lifecycle.

Security certifications available to customers across each of the company's physical data centers include SOC2, ISO 27001, and Privacy Shield.

Additionally, Forcepoint Web Security offers a comprehensive level of security in the industry with two certifications not held or certified by other vendors today, these include; ISO 27018, which governs personally identifiable information, and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Star Gold, based on the GDPR Code of Conduct, which governs software security and cross-functional operations in a cloud setting.

Furthermore, Forcepoint Direct Connect Endpoint (DCEP) is a patent-pending proxy-less endpoint that secures nearly one million endpoints.

As a proxy-less endpoint, DCEP broadens secure connectivity, reduces latency, and increases productivity to allow for better application compatibility and to obtain accurate, business-critical geolocation.

DCEP is ideal for securing a highly mobile workforce or utilised behind other defences such as guest networks or users within non-proxy friendly networks.

Forcepoint global CTO Nico Fischbach says, “Through a hyper-localised end-user experience, we can increase productivity by delivering content directly to where the user is located instead of where the data center is based.

“This expansion allows Forcepoint Web Security to continue to provide support for historically underserved localisation needs across Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.