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Intelligent CIO: Ciaran Rafferty, Managing Director of Email Security, Fortra

Fortra employee, Ciaran Rafferty shares his thoughts on everything from cybersecurity trends to the future of email security in this interview with Intelligent CIO. Originally posted on Intelligent CIO. Excerpt: "Simplification is really what customers want and they want to know that they have a trusted advisor that can help them with that. I think what you'll see over the...
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Fortra Acquires Terranova Security to Aid Global Customers in Building Localized Employee Security Awareness Training

MINNEAPOLIS —April 8, 2022—Fortra announced today the acquisition of Terranova Security, a leader in global phishing simulation and security awareness training. Available in more than 40 languages, Terranova Security’s platform and content incorporates gamification techniques to increase engagement and knowledge retention. This approach enables all organizations to hone...
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Fortra to Acquire Alert Logic to Enable Customers to Address Cybersecurity Skills Shortage with Hybrid IT Approach

Managed detection and response (MDR) forms new cornerstone of Fortra's cybersecurity portfolio MINNEAPOLIS March 9, 2022—Fortra announced today it has signed a merger agreement to acquire Alert Logic, a well-known leader in managed detection and response (MDR) services. Alert Logic works as a seamless extension of security teams, augmenting existing cybersecurity resources...
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Clearswift and Agari: Best Email Security Providers & Services 2022

Channel Insiders looks at considerations for Email Security Solutions and assesses the best providers and services in 2022. Originally published in Channel Insiders Excerpt: “Fortra is an enterprise IT and channel force with a growing stack of technologies under its brand. With the acquisitions of veteran cybersecurity vendor Clearswift in 2019 and email security...
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Top Secure Email Gateway Solutions for 2021

What is a Secure Email Gateway and what key features do you need? Find out in this eSecurityPlanet article which also identifies Clearswift’s Secure Email Gateway as one of the top solutions for 2021.  Originally posted in eSecurityPlanet Excerpt:  eSecurity Planet editors reviewed a number of secure email gateway tools for a variety of use cases in arriving at this list....
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Fortra Expands Anti-phishing and DLP with Latest Acquisitions

Originally published in Enterprise Times In this article, Mike Devine and John Grancarich talk about the acquisition of PhishLabs and Digital Guardian. Excerpt: Another challenge with a wide product portfolio is how do you present it to customers. Is it a set of individual solutions? Are they complementary to each other? Are they integrated closely into a platform? ...
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Fortra Acquires Enterprise Data Loss Prevention Leader Digital Guardian

Digital Guardian strengthens Fortra's data security portfolio with SaaS and managed service-enabled endpoint, network, and cloud data loss prevention. MINNEAPOLIS, October 27, 2021—Fortra announced today the acquisition of Digital Guardian, the industry’s only SaaS provider of data loss prevention (DLP) solutions for large and mid-sized organizations. Digital Guardian’s...
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Fortra Acquires PhishLabs to Continue Expansion of Cybersecurity Portfolio

  Digital Risk Protection platform delivers curated threat intelligence and complete threat mitigation across digital risk landscape MINNEAPOLIS, October 19, 2021—Fortra announced today the acquisition of PhishLabs, a leading cyber threat intelligence company that protects organizations from attacks on their brands, employees, and digital assets....
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Fotra's Data Security Week LIVE to Give Powerful Insights into Navigating Today’s Cyberthreat Landscape

MINNEAPOLIS (June 16, 2021)—Fortra today announced an upcoming virtual event designed to educate IT and security professionals about how to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing data security and compliance landscape. Data Security Week LIVE will feature a panel of security experts who will explore the often-hidden vulnerabilities surrounding corporate data in all its...
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Fortra's Robust Growth Draws New Investment from Harvest Partners SCF, LP

MINNEAPOLIS (May 6, 2021) – Fortra today announced that funds managed by Harvest Partners SCF, LP (“HP SCF”), the non-control private equity strategy of Harvest Partners, LP, have signed a definitive agreement to lead a minority investment in Fortra. HP SCF will join existing investors TA Associates (“TA”), Charlesbank Capital Partners (“Charlesbank”), HGGC and Fortra employees...
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Fortra's BuildIT Virtual User Conference - Helping Organizations Build a Better IT™

Fortra announced recently that its BuildIT virtual user conference will provide a fresh perspective on reducing IT complexity through advancements in security and automation. The agenda delves into pressing topics such as data security, achieving regulatory compliance, tackling the evolving threat landscape, leveraging intelligent automation, supporting remote workforces, and addressing the widening IT skills gap.
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Fortra Acquires Vera to Broaden Data Security Portfolio

Fortra announced today the acquisition of Vera, a leading cloud-based data protection solution provider. Vera empowers customers in financial services, manufacturing, media & entertainment, and other industries to achieve the fine balance between strong security and productive collaboration by giving users the ability to secure, track, audit, and revoke data access at any time.
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Almost Two-Thirds of Financial Services Firms Have Suffered a Cyber-attack in the Last 12 Months

5 November 2020, Theale, UK – 65% of large Financial Services (FS) firms have suffered a cyber-attack in the last 12 months, according to new research today from data security provider Fortra. Research with CISOs and CIOs reveals 45% of FS firms have seen increased cybersecurity attacks since Covid-19 42% say securing the remote workforce has become a main cybersecurity...
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Cyber crime and FS: blocking the path of least resistance

Originally published on financierworldwide.com. Virtually every company – from small-scale enterprise to multinational – is a potential victim of cyber crime. The financial services (FS) sector in particular is an obvious target, given the sensitive data and the trillions of dollars routinely handled by financial institutions (FIs). According to Boston Consulting Group’s ...
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Coronavirus pandemic offers the public sector a chance to ‘reset’ its cybersecurity

Originally published on openaccessgovernment.org. Alyn Hockey, VP of Product Management at Clearswift, explores how the coronavirus pandemic means public sector organisations can press a ‘reset’ button on their cybersecurity practices, and allow them to be more secure in the future The pressure that the coronavirus pandemic has placed on the UK public sector – and indeed its...