Forcepoint Acquires Remote Browser Isolation Innovator Cyberinc

Forcepoint, a leader in data-first cybersecurity solutions that protect critical information and networks for thousands of customers internationally, has acquired Cyberinc, which delivers intelligent remote browser isolation (RBI) technology that gives administrators granular control enabling them to minimize risk without impeding user productivity.

Today’s distributed enterprises amplify challenges for security teams that must adapt to rapidly evolving hybrid workforces and ever-expanding SaaS applications. The Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) architecture, which reinvents fragmented networking and security products as converged, cloud-native services, provides a path forward. According to Gartner, “by 2025, at least 60 percent of enterprises will have explicit strategies and timelines for SASE adoption encompassing user, branch and edge access, up from 10 percent in 2020.”

“Forcepoint is executing on our vision for the industry’s most comprehensive data-first SASE offering that delivers risk-based data security everywhere, over every channel, to give customers consistent enforcement anywhere their people work,” said Manny Rivelo, CEO of Forcepoint. “The acquisition of Cyberinc’s Smart Isolation capabilities is the first of many investments Forcepoint will make to enhance user productivity, lower operational burdens and eliminate traditional monolithic products through a best-in-class SASE cloud service.”

The Forcepoint Data-first SASE platform enables enterprises to use the cloud to transform their networks and security architectures. It goes beyond protecting access to resources; by putting data security first, Forcepoint’s SASE is able to simplify connectivity, and unify security policy enforcement everywhere employees, partners and customers use data across the distributed enterprise. Remote browser isolation has become a key component used within modern SASE architectures.

Cyberinc has developed  what it calls the industry’s first Smart Isolation capability that is context-aware and adapts the browsing experience with dynamic risk assessment, powered by the Cyberinc Threat Intelligence Service. This capability intelligently adapts web rendering according to the risk levels of the page or web element with two complementary approaches to rendering: Secure Streaming and UX Optimized.

The Secure Streaming model renders elements remotely and securely sends harmless pixels to the endpoint for the strongest security. The UX Optimized model intelligently renders harmful pages and web elements remotely while rendering the less harmful pages and elements locally to deliver a better user experience.

Forcepoint will integrate Cyberinc’s Smart Isolation capabilities within the company’s SASE offering, including Cloud Security Gateway (web and cloud security), Private Access (Zero Trust Network Access), Email Security gateway and Next-Generation Firewall to offer enterprises better visibility and control to protect against advanced threats as well as theft or loss of sensitive data, wherever people are working.