WASHINGTON ― The government unit of Forcepoint, Raytheon’s cybersecurity company, is expanding its focus to include critical infrastructure.
As part of this effort, the company is renaming the unit Forcepoint Global Governments & Critical Infrastructure.
Forcepoint believes its products can secure critical infrastructure like power, water and financial services that have become more vulnerable as technology has become more integrated and accessible.
Public cloud services, remote workers and the pervasiveness of the “internet of things” have increased vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure networks.
Focusing on the critical infrastructure market may help the company rebound from what Raytheon CEO Tom Kennedy called a “rebuilding year” for the company.
Despite not being where Raytheon executives wanted the company to be, Chief Financial Officer Toby O’Brien said the company “made the appropriate investments in the business. And what we’re seeing is they’re just taken a bit longer to play out and translate into both sales growth and margin expansion, and we still believe that’s attainable.”
To help make Forcepoint the “$600 million year revenue business” that Kennedy says it is, the company has appointed Eric Trexler as vice president of sales for the company’s government division. Trexler was the executive director for civilian and national security programs at McAfee, formerly Intel Security, and also spent four years as an airborne ranger for the U.S. Army.