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Raytheon names enterprise security spinout Forcepoint

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    Raytheon has given a name to the enterprise security business it has been piecing together for the past few years: Forcepoint.

    The new entity that it is spinning out rolls up Raytheon Cyber Products, Websense (which the company bought an 80% share in last year), and next generation firewall vendor Stonesoft that Raytheon agreed to buy last fall and now owns.

    Forcepoint says its plan is to continue integrating products from the three entities so it can offer a range of protections including Web, email and endpoint security, data loss protection, firewalling and analytics all under one cloud-based umbrella.

    Raytheon’s history supplying products to the Department of Defense demonstrates its broad expertise that could be transferred to mainstream enterprises, says Chris Christiansen, an analyst with IDC. “It remains to be seen what they do with integrating products, how they leverage their government experience, whether they can expand out,” to general enterprises, he says.

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