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Forcepoint Buys Zero Trust Security Company Cyberinc

Forcepoint, backed by private equity firm Francisco Partners, has acquired Zero Trust security and remote browser isolation (RBI) technology provider Cyberinc. The company will integrate Cyberinc's technology into its secure access service edge (SASE) platform, according to a prepared statement.

This is technology M&A deal number 265 that MSSP Alert and sister site ChannelE2E have covered so far in 2021. See all technology M&A deals for 2021 and 2020 listed here.

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In this latest deal, Cyberinc's technology and employees will join Forcepoint's global innovation development teams, the businesses said. Forcepoint also will establish an innovation center in Mumbai that builds upon Cyberinc's India-based technical and engineering talent.

Cyberinc delivers RBI technology to help organizations guard against web, email and document-based threats, the company said. It offers the Isla Isolation Platform, which is built on the principle of Zero Trust security and uses RBI technology to identify and stop threats before they execute.

Along with Isla, Cyberinc provides email and web security products. It also offers ransomware, social engineering and remote work security solutions.

What Does the Cyberinc Acquisition Mean for Forcepoint?

Cyberinc will help Forcepoint deliver a data-first SASE platform, Forcepoint CEO Manny Rivelo. It ensures organizations will be able to use Forcepoint's SASE platform to unify security policy enforcement across their employees, partners and customers.

Meanwhile, Cyberinc's employees are expected to help Forcepoint's global innovation development teams leverage RBI technology to deliver new SASE capabilities, the companies stated. They also help Forcepoint expand its global presence.

The Cyberinc acquisition comes after Francisco Partners, a private equity firm, purchased Forcepoint from defense contractor Raytheon Technologies in October 2020. Furthermore, Forcepoint in August 2020 released an RBI solution in conjunction with web and application access solutions provider Ericom Software.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.