Michael Tolliver

Senior Account Manger

 Michael Tolliver is a Senior Account Manager for Forcepoint; in this role, he works closely with customers to develop Cybersecurity and Information Assurance solutions to meet their mission needs. Prior to joining Forcepoint, he was a Regional Manager at Palo Alto Networks and before that, an Account Executive and the Chief Technologist for HP Networking Federal. His background includes 21 years of experience selling, architecting, installing, configuring, and troubleshooting various IT systems. Michael has extensive experience with technologies from Forcepoint, Palo Alto Networks, HP, Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, and Microsoft. Michael has worked with multiple US government agencies, systems integrators, service providers, and commercial sector customers. His focus is to understand and respond to the customer’s business objectives, business drivers, and mission requirements to deliver the appropriate solution. Michael’s resume includes time at Global One/France Telecom, Sprint Nextel, Orange Business Services, Juniper Networks, Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto Networks, and now Forcepoint. He has held multiple certifications from various companies including Palo Alto Networks, HP (HP Ambassador), Juniper, Cisco, and Microsoft. Michael is a member of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). In addition to his many professional certifications, he holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Systems, Summa Cum Laude. Michael currently resides in Leesburg, VA with his wife, two sons, and two dogs.


At Forcepoint, we believe that organizations need to place users and data at the center of their design thinking. By making humans and not events the units of analysis, we can now use events as data input to understand what individuals are trying to do by their behavior. Based on that understanding of each user’s behavior and intent, we can get aggressive to stop threats without breaking the environment. The result is one-to-one security that provides more user freedom and appropriate security enforcement based on a risk-adaptive profile. Only by protecting the human point can organizations gain visibility to user interaction with data, understand intent, and dynamically adapt countermeasures in the cloud, on devices, and across IT systems.