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Cybersecurity is a challenge for any modern enterprise in the era of hybrid or remote work. Learn about cybersecurity solutions that can help keep your organization secure.

What is Forcepoint?

Forcepoint, formerly known as Websense, is a software company that provides comprehensive cybersecurity solutions for businesses and government agencies. It offers data security, network security, and cloud security solutions that work together under one cloud console to manage everything.

Forcepoint’s all-in-one cloud platform Forcepoint One integrates three core services and provides comprehensive features of an enterprise security software:Footnote 1

  • Secure Web Gateway (SWG) monitors and controls interaction with any website. It blocks access to malicious websites and prevents unauthorized access to sensitive data.

  • Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) acts as a security checkpoint between users and cloud applications to enforce the data and security policies of an organization. It also offers malware protection and data loss protection (DLP) to these cloud applications.

  • Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) controls access to private cloud applications that are behind a firewall without the use of virtual private networks (VPNs). It also protects private web-based applications against malware and data leaks on the internet.

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Forcepoint tutorial curriculum

A strong understanding of information security principles and techniques can be beneficial for anyone interested in learning about Forcepoint. You may be able to learn about Forcepoint solutions as part of a product-specific course or part of a general cybersecurity program. A Forcepoint tutorial for beginners can cover topics including, but not limited to:

  • Security principles of the web

  • Common error events and security attacks against web applications

  • Guidelines for web application security like HTTPS deployment

  • Network security strategies and cloud-based firewall solutions

  • Data loss prevention (DLP), virtual private networks (VPNs), and intrusion prevention systems (IPS)

  • The Forcepoint web security platform and its different products like Forcepoint DLP

  • Forcepoint features like Forcepoint Threatseeker, Forcepoint One Endpoint, and Forcepoint NGFW (Next-Generation Firewall)

An intermediate or advanced Forcepoint course or general cybersecurity course can explore more specialized topics that may include:

  • Zero Trust approach to IT security

  • Prevention of unauthorized access to the enterprise database with authentication, authorization, and session management

  • Essential capabilities for a Zero Trust IT environment, such as identity and access management (IAM), endpoint authentication, application security, and real-time monitoring

  • Advanced computer forensics and reverse engineering

  • Cyberdefense tools like intrusion detection systems (IDSs) and security information and event management (SIEM) systems

Are you interested in cybersecurity? edX offers a variety of educational opportunities for learners who want to pursue careers in this field. A boot camp can provide flexible, hands-on learning for those who want to upskill quickly, while executive education courses are designed for busy professionals. You can also pursue a more comprehensive curriculum in a bachelor’s degree program or, for more advanced learners, a master’s degree program. Find the right learning path for you.

Explore Forcepoint careers

When you learn Forcepoint, you can open doors to a range of jobs in the cybersecurity and IT field. Some of the jobs include:

  • Technical support engineers: Assist users and employees in an organization regarding any issues related to their computer systems, network, or security.Footnote 2

  • IT managers: Lead and manage a team of IT professionals that can include security engineers, technical support, and system administrators.Footnote 3

  • Network engineers: Design, optimize, and troubleshoot networks within an enterprise and ensure that the appropriate users have access to use the network; identify a network security vendor to secure and protect a network against external threats and vulnerabilities.Footnote 4

  • Security architects: Lead a team of engineers to design, develop, and implement different layers of security protocols in an enterprise.Footnote 5

  • Security Operations Center (SOC) analysts: Monitor network activity to detect any incoming threats and respond to critical security issues within an organization.Footnote 6

These specialized roles can require an understanding of networking concepts, system administration, and  cybersecurity tactics. edX offers cybersecurity boot camps to help you develop specialized knowledge in these areas. You can also enroll in coding boot camps to learn programming languages like Python, Java, or PowerShell that may help you with specific tasks related to cybersecurity.

How to use Forcepoint in your career

Many jobs within the IT team and cybersecurity department can involve the use of cutting-edge solutions such as Forcepoint for enterprise security. Different roles can use Forcepoint’s technology in different ways. Expertise in it may help boost a job candidate’s chances.

Forcepoint IT managers can oversee the deployment and management of the Forcepoint cloud platform in an enterprise while network engineers can use Forcepoint to enforce security policies and implement effective security measures. They configure the network devices such as firewalls (like the Forcepoint firewall), switches, and routers to route the web traffic through Forcepoint proxies without compromising performance. Security architects can ensure that Forcepoint aligns with the regulatory and security policies of the organization. They are also responsible for integrating Forcepoint with network security products and other native security solutions. 

If you are ready for a career in cybersecurity, start building the skills you need to propel your professional development forward. Unlock the power of online learning with edX. 

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