• Alain Godet

Forcepoint Chooses Arrow ECS for DACH


Patrice Roussel, Vice President Sales Central Europe at Arrow ECS

Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS and cyber security vendor Forcepoint have signed a distribution agreement for Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Forcepoint offers IT security solutions in the areas of cloud user and application protection, network protection, data security and defence against insider threats and looks back on several decades of experience in the security sector. The company's solutions protect the interfaces between users, systems and data. In addition to the analysis of user behaviour, the Forcepoint Next Gen Firewalls and Secure Web Gateway solutions are used in the area of network protection. For data protection, Forcepoint's solutions include Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB). "Against the background of constantly changing and increasing threat scenarios, we have added another important provider to our security portfolio with Forcepoint", says Patrice Roussel, Vice President Sales Central Europe at Arrow ECS. "Forcepoint's system-oriented approach is of particular interest to our channel customers, as it can cover numerous requirements of their end customers." "As a leading VAD with a very extensive portfolio, Arrow is an important player in the security market and with its know-how a valuable partner for us. Especially in future markets such as IoT, Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and DevOps the threats will increase significantly", says Christian Patrascu, Senior Director Sales Central Europe at Forcepoint Germany. "In view of these novel attack scenarios, IT security geared to human behaviour, as pursued by Forcepoint, is the best strategy to protect identities as well as critical data and to fully exploit the benefits of digital transformation.“ Forcepoint was formed in 2016 from a merger of IT security companies Websense, Raytheon Cyber Products and Stonesoft Next Generation Firewalls. The company benefits from comprehensive know-how in the areas of data and content security, detection of insider threats and Next Generation Firewalls for product development and the creation and expansion of a portfolio under one roof.