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HelpSystems Rebrands as Fortra, Reflects Evolving Threat Landscape

The company has more than 30,000 global customers.

Claudia Adrien

November 2, 2022

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Software Company HelpSystems has rebranded as Fortra, a name the firm said evokes feelings of security and defense. This evolution reflects the company’s enhanced commitment to helping customers simplify the complexity of cybersecurity. This is especially important in a business environment increasingly under siege. Organizations of all kinds can look to Fortra to increase security maturity while reducing the burdens to everyday productivity, the company said.


Fortra’s Kate Bolseth

Kate Bolseth is CEO of Fortra.

“The cybersecurity industry is always changing, and we’re evolving along with it,” Bolseth said. “This is a pivotal, exciting moment for us as we’re defining a new, bold path forward that will bring positive change to the industry and our customers. Everyone at Fortra is rallying behind this movement to tackle seemingly unmanageable security challenges and alleviate the constant worry many of our customers face. As Fortra, we want our customers to think of us as their cybersecurity ally, with them every step of the way.”

Roster of Industry Experts

Fortra has grown to more than 3,000 employees with offices in 18 countries and more than 30,000 global customers. As part of this evolution, the company shifted its focus to cybersecurity and automation. It built a portfolio with key capabilities in data security, infrastructure protection and managed security services.

The organization built a collection of proven solutions with a roster of industry experts. Also, the company enabled innovative integrations to help customers solve challenges in new, streamlined ways. These integrations incorporate emerging threat intelligence for more effective protection against rapidly evolving cyberthreats. Fortra’s 350-person threat research and intelligence team stays abreast of emerging threats not only to guide customers in their defense efforts. It also infuses its software and services with critical insights.

“We’re proud of our role as a trusted leader in the industry and will continue to give our customers the same people-first support and best-in-class solution portfolio they’ve come to expect, making cybersecurity stronger and simpler than ever before,” Bolseth said.

The Fortra partner program is led by Renee Ritter, vice president of channel.

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Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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