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Adopting cloud-based services as part of an organization’s digital transformation strategy is no longer optional, it’s a necessity. Last year, merely 18 percent of the workforce operated remotely full-time. Today, companies have been forced to accelerate their digital transformation efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of employees. At the same time, organizations cannot afford to sacrifice productivity for the sake of security. With the massive move to online experiences and remote working, comes a new placed of challenges–how do you ensure your data, your network, and your employees stay secure, wherever they are?

Forcepoint has integrated with Azure Active Directory( Azure AD) to enhance existing Conditional Access abilities by orchestrating change in authentication policies dynamically so that every user authenticates with stairs aligned to their risk score. Active conferences can be terminated upon risk score increase so that users must re-authenticate using an enhanced sequence of challenges, and users can be temporarily blocked in the case of high risk. Forcepoint risk scores, combined with Azure AD risk, are calculated based on the user’s context, such as location or IP, to help automatically and accurately prioritize the riskiest users. The joint solution enables administrators to protect critical data and leveraging the power of automation to prevent data compromise and exfiltration from resulting. By blend the power of Azure AD with Forcepoint security answers, organizations can scale a risk-adaptive approach to identity and access management and cloud application access without modifying their existing infrastructure.

People are the perimeter

Before COVID-1 9, in our 2020 Forcepoint Cybersecurity Predictions and Trends report, we detailed the shifting emphasis to a “cloud-first” posture by public and private sector organizations alike. There was, and still is, a clear need for organizations to expand their view of network security and begin to understand that their people are the new perimeter. Today, more than ever, it is imperative for businesses to comprehend and to manage the interaction between their two most valuable assets–their people and their data.

Human-centric cybersecurity is about focusing on not just people, but how their behaviors evolve over time. Forcepoint risk scores are designed to continuously calculate the level of risk associated with individual behavior in the past, present, and future. Most organizations today will adopt blanket policies to improve their security posture. Even though policies for individuals may have some degree of flexibility, most tend to apply policies to all users within a group–regardless of the individual risk profile. This results in unnecessarily complicated stairs for low-risk consumers retrieving common applications, and weak authentication challenges for privileged customers logging into critical systems. In short, these implementations are likely frustrating your low-risk users by creating barriers to productivity and allowing high-risk consumers to fly under the radar.

Forcepoint’s mission is to provide endeavors with the tools needed to understand and quickly assess the risk levels of human behavior across their networks and endpoints and take automated action by implementing risk adaptive protection. We give a portfolio of security solutions designed to quickly and continuously assess the potential of compromised user hazard and automatically apply the appropriate protective measures.

Forcepoint+ Azure Active Directory= Better together

Forcepoint has partnered with the Azure Active Directory team on a series of integrations designed to provide remote laborers secure access to their cloud and legacy on-premise applications. Together, our integrated answers combine the health risks score calculated using Forcepoint’s Cloud Access Security Broker( CASB )– with Azure AD–to apply the appropriate conditional access policies tailored to each individual user risk.

integrated solutions combine the risk score calculated by Forcepoint’s CASB - with Azure AD- to apply the appropriate conditional access policies tailored to each individual user risk.

Learn more about the Forcepoint products that integrate with Microsoft Azure, including the technical its application and demonstrations of how Forcepoint risk adaptive protection affects the conditional access policies of a potentially compromised customer 😛 TAGEND

Data Loss Prevention( DLP) and Azure Active Directory Video. Next-Generation Firewall( NGFW) and Azure Active Directory Video. Forcepoint Behavioral Analytics( FBA) and Azure Active Directory Video.

Give your organization the control it needs to protect critical assets and data by combining Forcepoint with the power of Azure AD today.

About Forcepoint

Forcepoint is a producing customer and data protection cybersecurity corporation, entrusted to safeguard organisations while driving digital change and growing. Our answers adapted in real-time to how people interact with networks, data, and systems. Forcepoint furnishes procure access solutions without compromising employee productivity. For more information, visit forcepoint.com.

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