Governance & Risk Management , SASE , Video

Forcepoint CEO on How SSE Eases Unified Policy Application

Manny Rivelo on Leveraging SSE to Apply Access, Threat and DLP Policies Everywhere
Manny Rivelo, CEO, Forcepoint (Image: Forcepoint)

Forcepoint's new Security Service Edge offering allows customers to apply access, threat or data loss protection policies across all channels as soon as they're implemented.

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The Austin-based vendor had long offered DLP, SD-WAN, secure web gateway and cloud access security broker capabilities, but the lack of full integration made it difficult to apply policies on a unified basis, says CEO Manny Rivelo. Forcepoint has focused both on migrating traditional point product customers to the Forcepoint One SSE platform as well as going after prospects who want a single-vendor SASE solution (see: How Zero Trust Can Simplify Your Security Infrastructure).

"When you're supporting 50 to 100 vendors inside your environment and you want to apply a unified policy, wouldn't it be easier if it came into an integrated platform and then you apply the policy once?" Rivelo asks. "Customers can not only simplify their costs to support the platform but receive a greater ROI and increase their security efficacy considerably by leveraging the new platform."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Rivelo also discusses:

  • Why single-vendor SASE is better than buying SD-WAN and SSE separately;
  • How Forcepoint benefited from buying Cyberinc, Deep Secure and Bitglass;
  • What makes Forcepoint's take on SSE different from Zscaler and Netskope.

Rivelo has more than 30 years of experience across executive leadership, product management, customer support and sales functions. He joined Forcepoint in January 2021 from global investment firm Francisco Partners, where he served as senior operating partner. He previously served as chief customer officer at Arista Networks. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of AppViewX and of F5 Networks. Before that, Rivelo held various senior leadership roles at Cisco Systems, including senior vice president of the engineering and operations group.


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Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.




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