Forcepoint is a platform for protection and analysis of internal threats, protection of users and applications based on the cloud, protection of next generation networks, data security and visibility of systems; This cybersecurity software prevents employees from viewing inappropriate or malicious content, or from filtering confidential data.

This software blocks certain websites, or only portions of a website, inspects network traffic and filters emails and controls where sensitive files can be accessed.

Forcepoint also develops and markets firewall products, cloud access security (CASB) and analysis software to detect privileged information leaks.

When using Forcepoint products, employees’ Internet browsers are generally modified to direct all traffic through a proxy server. That server hosts local copies of frequently visited websites, in order to improve download speed. The employee’s URL history can be analyzed to identify risky behaviors.