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About ForeScout

ForeScout Technologies is transforming security through visibility, providing Global 2000 enterprises and government agencies with agentless visibility and control of traditional endpoints, IoT devices and operational technologies the instant they connect to the network. Their technology continuously assesses, remediates and monitors devices and works with disparate security tools to help accelerate incident response, break down silos, automate workflows and optimize existing investments. As of March 31, 2018, more than 2,800 customers in over 80 countries improve their network security and compliance posture with ForeScout solutions. See devices. Control them. Orchestrate system-wide threat response. Learn how at www.forescout.com.

Why ForeScout?

  • The ForeScout solution provides the unique ability to see devices, including non-traditional devices, the instant they connect to the network and enforce policy-based control of these devices. Once you can see and control, their solution can orchestrate information sharing and automate workflows among disparate security and IT management tools.
  • Because ForeScout’s solution discovers the increasing proportion of devices that do not or can’t have agents, their customers have reported seeing up to 60% more devices on their networks than previously known. ForeScout provides increased visibility into devices regardless of their physical locations—on premise, in the public cloud and in corporate data centers or branch offices.
  • Their solution integrates with a diverse group of switches, routers and servers, and is not constrained by a single vendor dependency. Their ability to integrate with all major network infrastructures is particularly important as workloads move to the cloud and organizations utilize heterogeneous environments serviced by many vendors. This provides ForeScout’s customers with ease of implementation, freedom from vendor lock-in and resilience to upgrade and refresh cycles.
  • ForeScout supports organizations of all sizes and scale, with their largest customers using the ForeScout CounterACT® platform to manage over one million devices on the network.

About ForeScout’s CounterACT® Platform: Continuous, Adaptable Device Visibility

ForeScout’s CounterACT® Platform discovers and classifies devices without requiring agents. Based on its classification, CounterACT then assesses the device’s security posture and applies policies that enforce the specific behavior the device is allowed to have while connected to a network. CounterACT offers unique agentless visibility capabilities, including passive-only discovery and profiling techniques to provide essential visibility without risking business disruption. It extends your visibility into operational technology (OT) environments and IPv6 systems, such as: Industrial and critical infrastructure systems; IPv6 addressable devices; and devices managed by centralized cloud controllers. Furthermore, CounterACT utilizes the ForeScout Device Cloud, a collection of various devices seen in customer networks. It allows ForeScout analysts to research IoT and OT device types and regularly provide improved classification profile libraries so you can gain access from a growing community of over 500 production customer networks across 10+ different industries/verticals, and leverage intelligence for over 3 million enterprise devices. This will also allow you to auto-classify devices and device types you’ve never seen before!

ForeScout’s agentless capabilities let you assess the security and compliance risk associated with the fastest growing device types on your network and eliminate time-consuming manual processes. CounterACT can also scale with your enterprise; refine your security orchestration; and even manage your software and hardware licensing in one easy-to-use space.

The ForeScout device visibility platform provides insight into the diverse types of devices connected to your heterogeneous network—from campus and data center to cloud and operational technology networks. In other words, your extended enterprise. With one platform, you gain a consolidated view of traditional systems, mobile and IoT devices, virtual machines and cloud instances, and now, operational technology (OT) systems.

Agentless, Continuous, Heterogeneous. Learn more about ForeScout’s CounterACT software, including their latest build, CounterACT 8, today: https://www.forescout.com/platform/counteract/.

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