Can Cybersecurity Be Robust Without Being Rigid?

For example, a product may offer a very high level of security but also prevent people from getting their work done effectively if they work in a remote area or travel for work.  These solutions are robust but rigid – and are far too common.

How Seamless Handoff works

Security solutions can be more adaptable by incorporating the intelligence to adjust to changing circumstances.  For example, with many organizations bringing people back into the office – at least part time – security policies need to follow users and offer a consistent level of protection and performance wherever they are, without getting in the way.

With Seamless Handoff, if a user starts working somewhere that cannot connect through our cloud edge (such as a hotel or business that forces use of its own web proxy), our unified agent will automatically switch from using a cloud proxy to directly enforcing web security policies on the endpoint.  This “Proxy Connect” (PCEP) to “Direct Connect” (DCEP) switching provides a smooth user experience.  Then, it can switch back once the user is able to connect to the proxy.

While many other solutions simply force you to bypass security or block web access in many roaming user scenarios, Seamless Handoff keeps people connected safely as they move around.  Intelligence in our unified agent automatically adjusts how security policies are enforced – on the endpoint or in the cloud – to provide the best combination of speed and safety. 

Here’s a video where I demonstrate how it works:

People no longer have to worry about their security getting in the way or to try to bypass it.  They can easily work wherever they need to – at home, in the office, or even on the road – without having to choose between being secure and being productive.

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What it means for Forcepoint customers

To us, that is what cybersecurity is really about: seamlessly enabling people to safely get to and use the resources they need to get their job done.

Seamless Handoff is a no-cost update to customers running a cloud deployment of Forcepoint Cloud Security Gateway or Forcepoint Web Security.  This update brings Seamless Handoff functionality to users running macOS Big Sur, matching the level of functionality we introduced to Windows users earlier this year.

This post was first first published on Forcepoint website by Corey Kiesewetter. You can view it by clicking here