Intelligent CISO Issue 50 | Page 67

decrypting myths
Modern workforces require security solutions that not only keep the business and its data secure , but which also ‘ enable ’ rather than halt productivity . Mike Schuricht , VP of Product Management , Security Service Edge ( SSE ), Forcepoint , talks us through some of the key security challenges facing organisations and outlines how Forcepoint ONE helps to tackle these .

Enabling business : Why security needs ‘ grey ’ areas in the age of hybrid workforces w

What security issues have evolved since the move to a hybrid and remote workforce and how does the Forcepoint ONE platform help to tackle these ?
For quite some time we ’ ve been seeing movement to SaaS adoption with the shift from on-premise Exchange into Microsoft 365 a big catalyst . At the same time , there has been an ongoing move to hybrid work , pushed forward by COVID .
It ’ s clear that looking ahead , employees will work from everywhere . That changes the dynamic from a threat perspective as employees can now access SaaS applications from unmanaged devices – something that wouldn ’ t happen in an office – so there are new security issues that have to be resolved .
Forcepoint ONE allows organisations to enable more ‘ grey ’ scenarios , rather than a black and white approach , by permitting connections that can scale out and connect to people wherever they ’ re at .
This global network of Forcepoint ONE utilises hyperscalers , so that it ’ s as close to the user as possible so they don ’ t experience any latency .
If , for example , an individual was looking at a presentation their boss told them about , the platform can block the ability to download the file , but users can still edit and collaborate with it .
Hybrid work is here to stay and we ’ re going to see more use cases emerge where organisations need security solutions that enable the business as opposed to the more Draconian allow / block scenario .
How does Forcepoint ONE provide seamless protection against today ’ s most advanced threats ?
From a threat perspective , things have changed . In a hybrid environment , if using a partner ’ s PC or different device , you can ’ t be sure that it has the required antivirus or other security measures in place .
Forcepoint ONE combines advanced capabilities to protect against these different security threats and scenarios . www . intelligentciso . com