Forcepoint will also establish an innovation center in Mumbai.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

May 6, 2021

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Forcepoint has acquired Cyberinc, a provider of remote browser isolation (RBI) technology. It will integrate Cyberinc‘s Smart Isolation capabilities into its secure access service edge (SASE) infrastructure.

Cyberinc’s Smart Isolation capabilities include cloud security gateway (web and cloud security); private access (zero-trust network access); email security gateway; and next-generation firewall.

Adding these capabilities to Forcepoint’s SASE will offer enterprises of all sizes better visibility and control, the company said. This will help protect against advanced threats, as well as theft or loss of sensitive data, wherever people are working.

Innovation Center in Mumbai

As part of the acquisition, Forcepoint will also establish an innovation center in Mumbai. It brings together and builds upon Cyberinc’s India-based technical and engineering talent. Cyberinc’s technology and employees are joining Forcepoint as part of the company’s global innovation development teams. They’ll help accelerate new SASE capabilities with risk-based RBI innovation.

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Manny Rivelo is Forcepoint’s CEO.


Forcepoint’s Manny Rivelo

“Forcepoint is executing on our vision for the industry’s most comprehensive data-first SASE offering that delivers risk-based data security everywhere, over every channel, to give customers consistent enforcement anywhere their people work,” he said. “The acquisition of Cyberinc’s Smart Isolation capabilities is the first of many investments Forcepoint will make to enhance user productivity, lower operational burdens and eliminate traditional monolithic products through a best-in-class SASE cloud service.”

Cyberinc’s Smart Isolation adapts web rendering according to the risk levels of the page or web element with two complementary approaches to rendering. Those include Secure Streaming and UX Optimized.

Samir Shah is Cyberinc’s CEO.

“Like Forcepoint, Cyberinc understands the key to modern security is to get ahead of the threat and prevent breaches before they happen,” he said. “Our shared vision is to intelligently adapt to the changing levels of risk posed as employees click on links or web pages while balancing a better native user experience and security. Forcepoint has the broadest portfolio and the best expertise to deliver a data-first SASE experience today.”

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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