Help AG enters into a partnership with Forcepoint

Help AG has entered into a partnership with Forcepoint. While the agreement extends across Forcepoint’s entire product portfolio, Help AG will focus particularly on the vendor’s unique dynamic security protection offerings, Dynamic Data Protection, Dynamic Edge Protection and Dynamic User protection, offering these to enterprises in the UAE and KSA.

“Data is one of the most valuable assets for businesses and its protection is, therefore, a top priority. Middle East organisations are looking to safeguard their data, not just for compliance purposes, but also because of the potential impact breaches can have on business continuity and brand reputation,” explained Stephan Berner, CEO at Help AG. Research by the Ponemon Institute has shown that the impact of data breaches has been especially severe for Middle East organisations. The region reports the world’s highest average number of breached records, at 38,000 per incident, with the average cost of each data breach averaging at nearly $6 million. Both of these figures are about 50% more than the global average.

“Forcepoint’s security solutions perfectly compliment the rest of our portfolio and their model has the benefit of supporting both cloud and on-premise deployment options. Furthermore, its open platform strategy facilitates seamless integration with other industry-leading solutions. We can, therefore, leverage their products to build comprehensive, multi-vendor solutions that protect the entire data life cycle for our clients, whether in the cloud or in private data centres,” said Berner.

Forcepoint offers next-generation DLP, which overcomes the rigidity and hurdles of traditional DLP by reducing alert volumes, false positives and alarms to focus on what matters. Forcepoint is a 9-time leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Enterprise DLP and their solutions protect organizations from information leaks and data loss at the perimeter, inside the organization and in enterprise cloud apps, including Office 365, Box, and Salesforce.

The vendor’s DLP solution includes an analytics engine that identifies and ranks high-risk incidents, reducing false positives and enabling businesses to isolate problems faster.

Dynamic Data Protection employs behavioural analytics and machine learning in its solution to examine and assess user behaviour. By understanding attributes like typical access patterns of users, this individualised, adaptive security protects enterprises against malicious user actions such as data exfiltration or unauthorized access to critical assets and systems.

Help AG is now a Platinum Partner within the vendor’s Partner Program. In addition to offering consultancy and implementation services, the company will also become an Accredited Service Provider on behalf of Forcepoint.