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Forcepoint acquires Bitglass to bolster its SASE structure

Cloud cybersecurity chief Forcepoint is constant its M&A spree this yr with its newest acquisition of Silicon Valley startup, Bitglass.

Bitglass delivers a cloud-native safety service edge (SSE) platform that secures entry to and utilization of knowledge as organisations endure transitioning to the cloud.

Forcepoint plans to make use of the platform to enrich its data-first safe entry service edge (SASE) structure.

The expectation is that this transfer will speed up efforts to make information safety and menace safety applied sciences simpler for organisations to deploy and use.

Manny Rivelo, CEO of Forcepoint, stated the acquisition will give Forcepoint new methods to assist clients safe information in more and more hybrid work environments.

“Complexity is the enemy of safety. IT groups right now are confronted with the truth that securing a hybrid work atmosphere is much more complicated than the transfer to work-from-home was final yr,” he stated.

“When the typical CISO is managing over 50 safety merchandise of loosely related applied sciences, it’s clear the business is challenged and wishes to alter. By uniting Bitglass and Forcepoint, we can ship the business’s first built-in safety platform that transforms and consolidates information safety, community, net, and cloud safety, menace safety, superior monitoring, and 0 belief management to make entry to and utilization of knowledge simpler, extra dependable, and fewer complicated,” he added.

Forcepoint additionally acquired cybersecurity companies Cyberinc and Deep Safe earlier this yr.

The Bitglass deal is predicted to shut earlier than the yr’s finish. Monetary phrases weren’t disclosed.

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