07/22/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 07/22/2021 07:02
How Seamless Handoff works
While many other solutions simply force you to bypass security or block web access in many roaming user scenarios, Seamless Handoff keeps people connected safely as they move around. Intelligence in our unified agent automatically adjusts how security policies are enforced - on the endpoint or in the cloud - to provide the best combination of speed and safety.
With Seamless Handoff, if a user starts working somewhere that cannot connect through our cloud edge (such as a hotel or business that forces use of its own web proxy), our unified agent will automatically switch from using a cloud proxy to directly enforcing web security policies on the endpoint. This 'Proxy Connect' (PCEP) to 'Direct Connect' (DCEP) switching provides a smooth user experience. Then, it can switch back once the user is able to connect to the proxy.
Delight your organization
People no longer have to worry about their security getting in the way or to try to bypass it. They can easily work wherever they need to - at home, in the office, or even on the road - without having to choose between being secure and being productive.
To us, that is what cybersecurity is really about: seamlessly enabling people to safely get to and use the resources they need to get their job done.
What it means for Forcepoint customers
Seamless Handoff is a no-cost update to customers running a cloud deployment of Forcepoint Cloud Security Gateway or Forcepoint Web Security. This update brings Seamless Handoff functionality to users running macOS Big Sur, matching the level of functionality we introduced to Windows users earlier this year.