Ireland we are coming! There are only a few days before the Dublin Tech Job Fair and we want to represent a great company that will join us to find tech talent. Meet Forcepoint the software that protects thousands of companies worldwide. Here is an interesting interview to know a lot about the company.
Who are the creators of your brand? What do they do in life, what are they passionate about?
Forcepoint’s creation was led by Raytheon with its acquisition of Websense in 2016 and its merge with Raytheon’s Cyber Products business. In January 2016, Raytheon also acquired the Stonesoft NGFW (next-generation firewall) business. These three companies formed the initial backbone of Forcepoint. Forcepoint has made subsequent acquisitions of a CASB (cloud access security broker) company (Skyfence) and a UEBA (user and entity behavioural analytics) company (RedOwl). Forcepoint is actually one of the largest private cybersecurity companies in the world with more than $600M in revenue, more than 10K customers, and offices throughout the globe.
What’s the story behind the creation of your company? What inspired you to start your business?
Forcepoint is a global, purpose-built cybersecurity company dedicated to protecting users, critical data and systems in the era of digital transformation. We are aligned with the goals of our customers – like them we understand that we are not simply stopping cyber threats – ultimately, we are protecting privacy, profits and livelihoods. Forcepoint has been and continues to be a close partner to the global intelligence community and organizations with high assurance cyber missions – it has enterprise technologies at its core. It has one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, across key control points that include Data Protection, NGFW, Web Security, Email Security, CASB, Insider Threat, UEBA, and Sandboxing.
What’s your current view on the market you work in? What makes you feel like your brand stands out?
We automatically respond to risk by providing a system’s view that understands the normal rhythm of user behaviour and the flow of data in and out of organizations. For security professionals navigating an organizational and risk landscape under constant change, Forcepoint’s human-centric, risk-adaptive approach to cybersecurity understands behaviour to free the good in any organization.
What’s your company culture like? What is that you want to represent?
We are not selling fear, and we are not doom and gloom. We are positive and optimistic, as we are proudly offering something new. We are human, like our approach to cybersecurity. We are happy to be provocative. We hire and are proud of our smart people. We create confidence in clients and employees alike – with a goal to empower.
What is your team like? How do you work?
Each of us has a role in the company’s mission and future. We live by our values, and that’s what makes us who we are. Cork is a Global Technical Centre of Excellence and forms part of the Forcepoint Research and Development organisation. We work in a collaborative environment where we respectful of others while holding ourselves accountable to our commitments. Innovation is at our core with a relentless focus to improve our relationships, our solutions, and our company.
What kind of people are you looking for? Who’s the best match for your team?
In a future team member, we are looking for smart and thoughtful behaviours. People who are pointed and clear. We are on the lookout for an approach that is helpful and conversational, not rigid and corporate. A personal style that should inspire confidence, with a willingness to challenge conventions with a new way of thinking.
What benefits and perks do you offer your employees? What’s the biggest plus of working for you?
At Forcepoint, you have the opportunity to join a startup environment with the comfort of a world-class established organisation behind you. We offer a competitive range of benefits including Pension, Healthcare, Healthy Eating Allowance, Critical Illness, Life Assurance, Tuition Assistance, Sports & Social Club, Commuter Rail & Bus Tax Saver Scheme, Bike to Work Scheme, Employee Referral Bonus Payments, Sabbatical Programme and Volunteering Hours.
Highly competitive compensation and benefits are just the beginning. We promise a big investment in you — you’ll also get all the training and support you need to succeed and grow your career.
What are your goals and plans for the future? What’s your biggest ambition?
We are looking to transform the cybersecurity industry. Because we are the experts in Human-Centric Cyber Security, we are delivering risk-adaptive protection powered by behavioural intelligence research, through automated systems. We seek to protect the large enterprises, government organisations and small businesses who wish to capture the value offered by digital transformation without compromising on security or flexibility. Forcepoint offers a compelling total cost of ownership through a breadth of converged capabilities and is 100% committed to our customers’ success.
Do you feel like Forcepoint is the right company for you? Join Dublin Tech Job Fair to get a chance to meet the team in person. Grab your tickets now and don’t forget to read some of our articles for job seekers for some useful advice.