Following Cyberinc and Deep Secure, Bitglass is Forcepoint’s third technology acquisition in 2021, as the company executes to strategically build, partner and acquire technologies that deliver the industry’s best-in-class SASE platform
On October 22, 2021, Forcepoint, a global leader in data-first security, announced the completion of its acquisition of Security Service Edge (SSE) provider Bitglass.
Security Service Edge addresses the market’s current requirement for security to be easier to implement and operate by combining technologies for securing people everywhere as they access and utilise company data in cloud applications, on the web, and in private apps in data centres and private clouds.
Forcepoint will supply a best-in-class SSE platform with state-of-the-art Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Secure Web Gateway (SWG), and Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) along with Data Loss Prevention (DLP) all managed from a single console as a result of this acquisition.
“Bitglass and Forcepoint share the same vision for disrupting and transforming the security industry with the first modern distributed edge architecture which continuously optimizes to deliver the best performance and experience for the hybrid worker. We have to reduce the complexity of security. It should be a business enabler, leveraging integrated and automated technologies that are easy to manage and swiftly adapt to changing business needs,” said Anurag Kahol, Chief Technology Officer at Bitglass. “In today’s hybrid work environment, access is table stakes. The real game-changer is in delivering a full set of integrated security technologies that enable employees, trusted partners and contractors to safely get to—and use—applications, data, and other corporate resources while maintaining visibility and control through a common control plane.”
“Today Forcepoint is the only Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) company to incorporate advanced capabilities such as enterprise-class DLP, true Zero Trust Content, Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR), advanced Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) and pioneering SD-WAN technology,” said Manny Rivelo, CEO of Forcepoint. “We are excited to welcome Bitglass into the Forcepoint family. With the integration of Bitglass, Forcepoint will become the only company delivering all of the strategic components of SSE and SASE. And we will continue to add new capabilities over time, from Forcepoint directly as well as our technology partner ecosystem, to deliver the most robust set of integrated security capabilities from a cloud-native platform with the elasticity to expand and contract as business needs change. Making security easier to deploy and operate is what customers are asking for, and we look forward to making this a reality in 2022.”
As part of Forcepoint’s ambition to build, partner, and acquire technologies that deliver the industry’s best-in-class SASE architecture, the business has acquired Bitglass for the third time this year. Previous acquisitions in 2021 included Remote Browser Isolation (RBI) innovator Cyberinc and Content, Disarm and Reconstruction (CDR) leader Deep Secure.
Further details on the integration of Bitglass SSE within Forcepoint’s Data-first SASE architecture will be announced in Q1 2022.