Forcepoint Email Security

Forcepoint Email Security


Offers protection against advanced threats, data loss and phishing attacks.


Companies looking for advanced threat protection, data loss protection and protection for a mobile workforce.

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Companies looking for aadvanced admin features and reporting with detailed historical reports

Who are Forcepoint?

Forcepoint are a US based cybersecurity company offering a range of cloud based security solutions for businesses. Their email security platform is a cloud based gateway product which stops email threats before they reach the email network. It’s a cost effective solution with a good range of features. It’s focused on stopping advanced threats, data loss protection and protecting a mobile workforce.

The Forcepoint email security service is based on the Blackspider service. This was subsequently purchased by Surfcontrol. They were were subsequently purchased by Websense. Websense were purchased by Raytheon and rebranded Raytheon|Websense. In 2016, this business was rebranded as Forcepoint.

Forcepoint Email Security Features:

  • Easy to manage with an intuitive user interface
  • Advanced Classification engine stops advanced threats such as botnets and zero day malware
  • Strong data loss protection capabilities with encrypted file detection and data loss prevention
  • Multiple enhanced protection modules including email encryption and image analysis
  • Effective spam filtering and malware protection
  • Real time, time of click protection, with network defences
  • Good level of protection for mobile users
  • Security awareness training modules are available

Expert Insight:

Forcepoint Email Security offers some advanced email security features, which is easy to use. Their Advanced Classification engine offers businesses strong protection form advanced threats such as botnets. The platform also includes strong protection from data loss and is well suited for mobile users. Forcepoint offers a good range of additional services such as Cloud Sandboxing and Encryption, which can help to improve the level of protection provided by this platform.

This platform does have advanced features, which means that can be tricky. There is also some less advanced admin features such as controls for end users and reporting. However, this is a good option for companies looking for an easy to use platform with advanced security features. The spam filtering is effective, and there are a range of additional security services offered by Forcepoint to enhance this platform. This is a good solution for mid-sized businesses requiring advanced features that’s easy to manage.

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Profile: Forcepoint Email Security

Email Security Gateway
Austin, TX, US
Cloud via MX Record Redirection
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