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Forcepoint Titled as a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls

Forcepoint positioned highest for Ability to Execute within the Visionaries Quadrant, a significant move from a Niche Player to a Visionary 

Forcepoint Forcepoint announced strong momentum for its Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) product. The company claims that enterprise customers are pivotal in adopting its efficient, evasion-resistant solution notched market recognition including:

  • Forcepoint designated a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls, a significant improvement in position on both the Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute axes since last year. Forcepoint moved from a Niche Player to being positioned highest for ability to execute within the Visionaries quadrant.
  • Recent accolades from NSS Labs’ report on NGFW overall security effectiveness, where Forcepoint NGFW achieved the highest rating of all 10 vendors tested.
  • A growing number of global enterprises are implementing Forcepoint firewalls, which combat escalating threats and are designed to reduce operational complexity within a human-centric security system. Customers that have selected Forcepoint NGFW security products include Conduent, Siam Commercial Bank, and ESPO Systems.

“Working patterns today are fluid, with mobile workforces, cloud adoption, local internet breakouts all impacting a corporate network,” said Antti Reijonen, vice president and general manager of the Network Security business at Forcepoint. “Gartner’s assessment is a great proof of the momentum building on the market place around the Forcepoint NGFW solution.”

“We believe Forcepoint’s position within the Gartner Visionaries Quadrant, and the other industry commendations we have recently received, validate the differentiation of our human-centric network security approach that connects and protects users and critical business data. We enable true enforcement of cybersecurity business policies throughout enterprise networks – from data centers and the edge out to branch locations and the cloud, continued Reijonen.

In April 2017 Forcepoint announced updates to Forcepoint NGFW software, adding support for the new cloud-based Forcepoint Advanced Malware Detection service. The combination of Forcepoint NGFW and advanced malware detection capabilities provides open, unobstructed access to critical data and intellectual property everywhere while reducing risk of zero-day attacks and other emerging threats.

ESPO Systems provides deployment services for cutting edge cybersecurity solutions. ESPO Systems and Forcepoint have partnered together to deliver network security solutions as part of a managed security services provider (MSSP) offering to customers across North America.

 “What sets Forcepoint NGFW apart from the rest is the centralized management and high availability. Their human-centric solutions help our customers protect users, critical data and IP. ESPO Systems is very confident that Forcepoint has the innovative network security solutions in place for us to continue to grow together,” says Brian Quade, VP of operations at ESPO Systems.

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