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Rees Johnson, Chief Product Officer at Forcepoint

Rees Johnson,

Chief Product Officer,


Rees Johnson, Chief Product Officer at Forcepoint

Rees Johnson serves as chief product officer at Forcepoint, a multinational software company that specializes in data protection and cloud access security.

Forcepoint said it offers solutions that bring together key elements of zero trust, including a zero trust network access solution, a data loss prevention product and a new cloud-based continuous user activity monitoring solution.

The company was named a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave: Zero Trust eXtended Ecosystem Platform Providers report published in the third quarter of 2020.

In his role, Johnson is responsible for the company’s whole portfolio. He provides leadership in product development and the overall product and customer experience, according to the profile posted on the Forcepoint website.

The company said Johnson plays an important role in its bid to build out data-first secure access service edge solutions for enterprises and governments.

He possesses more than 20 years of product leadership experience in network security, cloud security and software-as-a-service migration strategy.

Before joining Forcepoint in March, Johnson served as senior vice president of product management at Symantec, where he helped with a company-wide effort to move all products to support a full SaaS business model.

He also held product management and network security roles at McAfee, which was acquired by Intel in 2011.

Johnson earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Wharton School and a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Utah.

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