The National Theatre Deploys Forcepoint Technology


Forcepoint has announced that the world-class National Theatre in London is utilising its cloud security technology to gain a comprehensive, centrally-managed solution for effective security – wherever users and data are located.

As both an educational and an active theatre with 30 productions and 3,000 performances a year, the National Theatre’s IT strategy is focused on protecting end-users and meeting the requirements of the GDPR legislation.

The National Theatre required a solution that could deliver early visibility into data incidents and offer advanced warning that data may have been compromised, maliciously or accidentally. Forcepoint’s Web Security Cloud solutions helped the IT team better understand user behaviour and motivations in order to protect critical data, while ensuring employees could do their job without interruption.

“The GDPR impacts our entire security portfolio so it’s crucial that we are in good position when it rolls out next year,” comments George Tunnicliffe, head of IT operations, The National Theatre.

“With Forcepoint as the cloud security platform, our strategy is to take into consideration employee behaviour as well as technology that protects our end-users, our IT department, and our actual business and data.”

For organisations across Europe, GDPR places even greater emphasis on safeguarding sensitive data. Tunnicliffe’s team has successfully put the relevant people, processes and technology in place to continually deal with this new legal and regulatory requirement.

By utilising Forcepoint’s cloud solution, the National Theatre is prepared for GDPR and has an easy-to-manage solution that understands user intent and support an effective IT security strategy.

The National Theatre replaced its legacy products with Forcepoint Web Security Cloud for up-to-the-millisecond threat identification and user behavioural analysis. By aligning security technology and governance to process and educate users, the IT operations team is helping train and adjust human behaviour through continuous, but not intrusive, technical supervision.

“Many of our customers like the National Theatre are faced with security challenges that cannot be solved solely with technology. People, both end-users and employees, pose a challenge and an opportunity for organisations to properly manage their critical data and IP.” says Neil Thacker, deputy chief information security officer, Forcepoint.

“Understanding the relationships between the behaviour and motivations of employees and their data is becoming a strategic requirement for a contemporary security plan.”