TechValidate Research on Forcepoint

Forcepoint CASB Case Study

State & Local Government Department


This case study of a state & local government is based on a June 2018 survey of Forcepoint CASB customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled organization asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“It has improved our confidence a lot. Prior to acquiring Forcepoint CASB, we did not really have visibility into the cloud.”


The business challenges that led the profiled organization to evaluate and ultimately select Forcepoint CASB:

  • Not having visibility into cloud application use
  • Evaluated/used the following vendors before choosing Forcepoint CASB:
    • Netskope

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Forcepoint CASB that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Support for behavioral analytics
  • Ability to support proxy, API, and hybrid modes
  • Integration with DLP for cloud
  • Protects the following cloud environments as part of their Forcepoint CASB deployment:
    • Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
  • Values the following Forcepoint CASB features:
    • Real-time activity monitoring and analytics
    • Data classifications and cataloging


The surveyed organization achieved the following results with Forcepoint CASB:

  • Improved security/support for all cloud applications
  • Easily identified cloud applications at risk with Risk Scoring & Risk Metrics
  • Improved compliance with the ability to classify and catalog data
  • Would recommend a Forcepoint CASB solution to their peers because:
    • Forcepoint CASB provides quick time to value
    • Forcepoint CASB is easy to use
  • Discovered 101 to 500 “shadow IT” or unsanctioned apps after using Forcepoint CASB.

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of Forcepoint by TechValidate.

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