Gradian Systems Ltd

Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP)

Follow your data across networks and devices—both at rest, in motion and in use. Create and enforce policies that provision the access and movement of data to prevent data breaches and help ensure compliance with Forcepoint Data Loss Prevention (DLP).


  • Data Fingerprinting
  • Predefined Policy Library
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Automated Protection
  • Advanced Incident Workflow
  • Single Console Control
  • Educate Data Owners to Protect Data
  • Achieve risk-adaptive protection
  • Data Leakage Prevention
  • Gain Visibility into Microsoft Rights Management


  • Unparralled accuracy-securing IP
  • Prevent Cloud Data Loss from a Single Console
  • Ensure Regulatory Compliance across 80+ countries in minutes
  • Discover and control all of your data
  • Identify your riskiest users in seconds
  • Securely share data with third parties


£13.38 a licence

  • Education pricing available
  • Free trial available

Service documents


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Service ID

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Gradian Systems Ltd

Ciaran O'Rourke

07770 377 936

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
Yes, but can also be used as a standalone service
What software services is the service an extension to
The Forcepoint DLP solution can be used as an externsion to web proxy, email gateways, and CASB, as well as a data source for modern SIEM products. The solution supports ICAP for ingestion. The solution also integrates with the Forcepoint Behavioral Analytics and Forcepoint Insider Threat solutions.
Cloud deployment model
  • Public cloud
  • Private cloud
  • Community cloud
  • Hybrid cloud
Service constraints
System requirements
  • Integration with Microsoft AD Infrastructure
  • Microsoft Windows Server (Virtual or Physical)
  • Microsoft SQL Server (Virtual or Physical)
  • Linux (RHEL/CentOS) server (Virtual or Physical)

User support

Email or online ticketing support
Email or online ticketing
Support response times
Please see Gradian's Support Guide attached
User can manage status and priority of support tickets
Online ticketing support accessibility
None or don’t know
Phone support
Phone support availability
24 hours, 7 days a week
Web chat support
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
Please see Gradian Support Guide attached.
Support available to third parties

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
Customers will be able to utilise a setup wizard at first log on to walk through a basic setup in order to confirm connectivity and a base configuration. Customers have access to our online knowledge base and forums. Content aware help section from within the portal. Assistance with configuration and knowledge transfer through professional services.
Service documentation
Documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
Forcepoint DLP offers various ways of extracting data from the system;
1. Integration with a SIEM through syslogging of events detected
2. Leveraging the built in reporting allows for sharing reports over email as CSV and PDF. The reports can be scheduled and manual exported.
3. Connecting directly to the SQL database and run custom queries to extract information required.
4. Audit trails can be exported from the UI to CSV.
End-of-contract process
Please contact a representative for details

Using the service

Web browser interface
Application to install
Compatible operating systems
  • Linux or Unix
  • MacOS
  • Windows
Designed for use on mobile devices
Service interface
Description of service interface
Accessibility standards
None or don’t know
Description of accessibility
Please contact a representative for details.
Accessibility testing
What users can and can't do using the API
The CASB (Cloud apps DLP) API is setup by connecting the manager to the CASB service and connecting the CASB service to the cloud application API. This is as easy as logging into the cloud application and apply the API permissions.

Third parties that subscribe to the integration agent use a C-based API to send data to Forcepoint DLP for analysis and receive dispositions in return. The API can be used to configure analysis operations on a transaction-by-transaction basis on the following variables:

Channel/Protocol - Upon installation the third-party product can declare its ability to intercept various protocols, and assign each transaction to a protocol.
Blocking/Monitoring mode - each transaction can work in a different mode.
Timeout - can be different per transaction.

The implementation of the API will need to be guided with help from Forcepoint Professional services."
API documentation
API documentation formats
  • HTML
  • PDF
API sandbox or test environment
Customisation available
Description of customisation
Rules and Policies are customizable by solution administrators. Incident reports are customizable. Additionally, workflow, incident response, and remediation actions are customizable.


Independence of resources
Forcepoint has customers leveraging our DLP solution in the range of 50 to 400,000 end users. The solution scales easily. Adding more system modules to handle the load and resources to the manager allows it to scale. Proper sizing per environment, deployment of additional policy engines, Crawlers and addition of endpoint agents are methods of addressing service demand.


Service usage metrics
Metrics types
Please contact a representative for details.
Reporting types
  • API access
  • Real-time dashboards
  • Regular reports
  • Reports on request


Supplier type
Reseller providing extra features and support
Organisation whose services are being resold

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Data storage and processing locations
  • United Kingdom
  • Other locations
User control over data storage and processing locations
Datacentre security standards
Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency
Protecting data at rest
Other data at rest protection approach
Please speak to representative for detail
Data sanitisation process
Equipment disposal approach
Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
Data export formats
Other data export formats
Data import formats
Other data import formats

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
  • Other
Other protection between networks
Forcepoint DLP is not a cloud based solution and must be deployed within a customers network. These security requirements would need to be fulfilled by the customer. When integrating with the cloud apps DLP (CASB) solution we leverage option 2 and potentially 3.
Data protection within supplier network
Other protection within supplier network
The Forcepoint DLP solution does not transmit data back to the Forcepoint network.

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
99.999% availability - SLA detail available upon request
Approach to resilience
Available upon request (not public knowledge)
Outage reporting
Reports of outages are available from the following link and emails alerts.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
User authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password
  • Other
Other user authentication
Information available upon request
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
Available on request (not public)
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
  • 2-factor authentication
  • Identity federation with existing provider (for example Google Apps)
  • Dedicated link (for example VPN)
  • Username or password
  • Other
Description of management access authentication
No audit information available

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
No audit information available
Access to supplier activity audit information
No audit information available
How long system logs are stored for

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
Who accredited the ISO/IEC 27001
ISO/IEC 27001 accreditation date
What the ISO/IEC 27001 doesn’t cover
Information available upon request
ISO 28000:2007 certification
CSA STAR certification
CSA STAR accreditation date
CSA STAR certification level
Level 3: CSA STAR Certification
What the CSA STAR doesn’t cover
Information available upon request
PCI certification
Other security certifications
Any other security certifications
  • Privacy Shield - EU/US Data Privacy
  • ISO27018

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Security governance certified
Security governance standards
  • CSA CCM version 3.0
  • ISO/IEC 27001
Information security policies and processes
ISO 27018

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Configuration and change management approach
Information available upon request
Vulnerability management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Vulnerability management approach
Available on request (not public)
Protective monitoring type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v3.0 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Protective monitoring approach
Available on request (not public)
Incident management type
Conforms to a recognised standard, for example, CSA CCM v3.0 or ISO/IEC 27035:2011 or SSAE-16 / ISAE 3402
Incident management approach
Available on request (not public)

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Supplier-defined process

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks


£13.38 a licence
Discount for educational organisations
Free trial available
Description of free trial
Please contact us for details of free trial.

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