Deep Secure has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Forcepoint, to extend defence-grade security for critical infrastructure, enterprises and governments worldwide.

 

Forcepoint, a global leader in data-first cybersecurity solutions that protect critical information and networks for thousands of customers throughout the world, today announced the company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire U.K. based Deep Secure. Deep Secure’s cybersecurity products and services protect organizations from cyberattacks delivered via malware and help prevent unwanted data loss.

 

“There’s already significant alignment between Forcepoint and Deep Secure based on our respective footprints in the defence and intelligence sectors as well as our shared mission in taking a data-first and zero trust approach to security that protects the digital crown jewels at all costs – which is critical for business integrity today.” said Dan Turner, CEO of Deep Secure.

 

More About Forcepoint
Forcepoint is the global leader for data-first cybersecurity. Forcepoint’s behaviour-based solutions adapt to risk in real-time and are delivered through a cloud-native SASE security platform that protects users, devices, and networks as people access the web and cloud, prevents the theft or loss of sensitive data and intellectual property no matter where people are working, and eliminates breaches caused by insiders. Based in Austin, Texas, Forcepoint creates safe, trusted environments for thousands of enterprise and government customers and their employees in more than 150 countries. www.forcepoint.com 

 

“The addition of Deep Secure’s innovative Threat Removal Platform and hardware security to our Forcepoint Cross Domain Solutions portfolio further extends the depth of our defence-grade capabilities to governments and critical infrastructure organizations around the world.” – Sean Berg, President, Global Governments & Critical Infrastructure, Forcepoint. 

 

FAQ's

 

We’ve tried to cover as many questions as possible below, however if there’s anything additional you’d like to discuss please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

Q1. What does the definitive agreement mean for Deep Secure customers?

We want to re-assure our existing, and future customers that the proposed change in ownership of Deep Secure wont impact you in anyway. It is important to note that Deep Secure will remain a separate entity.

 

This will allow us to continue to develop our unique Threat Removal technology and provide the high levels of service you have come to expect.

Q2. What does the definitive agreement mean for the Deep Secure brand?

As mentioned above, Deep Secure Limited will remain a separate entity operating out of the UK. Branding options will be discussed once the acquisition has closed. However, we don’t envisage any changes to the name, the logo, the website or our contact details in the short term. We are committed to maintaining the levels of service we offer.

 

Q3. Were Deep Secure actively looking for investment? If so, why?

Yes, as an organisation we were activity looking for investment. The primary reasons for proactively looking for an increase in funding was to help deliver the following objectives;

  • Increase product development resource and skillset
  • Enhance our customer service offering
  • Recruit further technical expertise in the UK
  • Deliver a broader portfolio of integrated solutions
  • Take our unique Threat Removal Platform technology to the U.S.A.

 

Q4. What does the definitive agreement mean for Deep Secure staff?

Opportunity. One of the many great things about Deep Secure are our people, many of whom have been with us from the very start – and without them we would not be where we are today. The change we are going through will only do one thing for our current staffing numbers, and that’s increase them. We hope the acquisition gives a number of our people the opportunity to excel further in their careers and field of expertise in a much broader organisation.

 

So, in summary this is good news for our existing staff – and naturally is a new journey they are all bought into going forward.

 

Q5. Why Forcepoint?

As part of any business acquisition there are number of factors that need to be met from both sides. For us at Deep Secure we were adamant to find an organisation that shared common views on our passion for going the ‘extra-mile’ for our customers, understood a zero trust approach to data, the wider cyber landscape, bought into our technology and vision; and most importantly will be a good cultural fit for the organisation.

 

Forcepoint has real scale and heritage in the sectors that we want to excel in.

 

Forcepoint tick all the above and more. There’s existing alignment between the 2 businesses based on our respective footprints in the defence and intelligence sectors as well as a shared mission in taking a zero-trust approach to security.

 

Q6. Will Deep Secure become an American operation?

Although the controlling ownership of Deep Secure is changing to an US based company, Deep Secure will remain a separate entity headquartered in the UK.

 

Q7. Why were Forcepoint interested in buying Deep Secure?

Forcepoint share many collective values with Deep Secure, so immediately there was alignment and attraction to the business. Primarily Forcepoint saw the potential of the unique Threat Removal Platform and hardware logic-based products that we have to offer the market. This is seen as a real gamechanger to extend their Cross Domain Solutions offerings to Global Governments and Critical Infrastructure customers around the world.  Additionally, the acquisition of Deep Secure would also further extend into the enterprise, defence-grade technology within Forcepoint’s data-first SASE architecture.

 

If you have any further questions or would like to discuss any of the above in more detail please don’t hesitate to get in touch.