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Forcepoint extends defence-grade security with Deep Secure acquisition

The deal will bring in technology designed to eliminate threats from common attack vectors like email and web downloads

Cyber security provider Forcepoint has announced it is to acquire UK-based Deep Secure, in a move it says will extend defence-grade security for critical infrastructure, enterprises, and governments.

Deep Secure provides cybersecurity products and services that protect organisations from cyber attacks delivered via malware, as well as help prevent unwanted data loss.

Forcepoint says the acquisition brings expansion opportunities that will enable it to extend the security capabilities of its Cross Domain Solutions portfolio.

These solutions enable secure sharing and access to critical mission and operational data between security levels across the government and critical infrastructure, providing enhanced security and functionality for high-consequence missions around the world.

The terms of the deal have not been revealed, but the acquisition is expected to close in August, pending regulatory approval.

“The addition of Deep Secure’s innovative Threat Removal Platform and hardware security to our Forcepoint Cross Domain Solutions portfolio further extends the depth of our defence-grade capabilities to governments and critical infrastructure organisations around the world, who continue to be under siege from nation-state and other attackers looking for financial gain or to ultimately disrupt societies and economies at scale,” explained Sean Berg, president of Global Governments and Critical Infrastructure at Forcepoint.

“We look forward to completing the transaction and subsequent integration of the Deep Secure team and technology into Forcepoint following required regulatory reviews in the coming weeks.”

Founded in 2009, Deep Secure’s Threat Removal platform helps enable the safe exchange of information with trusted and untrusted sources. With a zero-trust approach to data, the solution assumes the entirety of the original data is infected and stops it from reaching its destination.

Information is then extracted from the original data, verified by hardware-based verification, and then new data is built to carry the information safely to its intended destination. Unwanted threats or unrecognised data is destroyed in the process.

The platform helps eliminate the threat from common attack vectors such as email and web downloads, and is not reliant on detection unlike traditional Content, Disarm & Reconstruction (CDR) products, Deep Secure says.

“The economics of removing the Malware threat in the information flows are truly compelling and by extending the Threat Removal approach into cross domain solutions on-premises, hybrid or in the cloud enables enterprise organisations to experience defence-grade cybersecurity solutions at an exceptional value,” commented Dan Turner, CEO of Deep Secure.

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