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Latest Headlines

SC Magazine | Greg Masters | April 2014
Network Rx: Health Care Security
“A secure network with no disruption to users and service is essential for the operations of any enterprise, but owing to its time-critical nature perhaps nowhere is it as vital than in the health care industry. Additionally, taking a device offline in a hospital setting can literally put a person’s life at risk, so this adds a level of complexity to securing the network…The center already used tools from Bradford, Cisco and ForeScout and found Bradford and Cisco not compatible with its new needs…ForeScout CounterACT’s agentless approach was key.”


CBR | Duncan McRae | April 2014
How Nottingham Trent University has Bolstered its Wireless Defences
“With more than 25,000 students and 2,500 staff spread across three campuses, NTU’s wireless network accommodates about 6,000 active wireless endpoints — and 10,000 “seen” endpoints — figures that grow continually as students bring more of their own devices (BYOD), including laptops, smartphones, tablets and gaming devices, onto the network…After implementing CounterACT, calls to the IT helpdesk were reduced, which has contributed to cost-savings for NTU. “


Global Banking and Finance | March 2014
ForeScout Receives Frost & Sullivan 2014 Global Technology Leadership Innovation Award in Network Security
Administrators of security technologies need tools that simplify and automate the task of managing security…ForeScout Technologies has received the Frost & Sullivan 2014 Global Technology Leadership Innovation Award in Network Security…based on ForeScout CounterACT and its advanced ControlFabric architecture…ForeScout’s CounterACT platform, which provides visibility, control and mitigation, and its ControlFabric architecture, which enables interoperability between network and security infrastructure, deliver such network security innovation today.”


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Latest Press Releases

April 16, 2014
ForeScout CounterACT Receives “IAIT Tested and Recommended” Rating
“ForeScout CounterACT 7 is a next-generation network access control (NAC) solution that enables companies to continuously monitor and mitigate security exposures and cyberthreats…IAIT, an independent testing laboratory based in Germany, examined CounterACT under great scrutiny with a practical test that integrated the appliance into a corporate network; engaged discovery and monitoring services; designed policies for classification, rogue detection and blocking, guest and mobile device management, and endpoint compliance and remediation; and conducted third-party system integration.”

April 8, 2014
ForeScout Releases Definitive Guide to Next-generation Network Access Control
“The “Definitive Guide to Next-generation Network Access Control” provides security practitioners with key capabilities, implementation considerations, use cases and operational advice for network access control (NAC) and details on how modern NAC platforms can be applied by IT organizations to achieve continuous monitoring and mitigation.”

February 24, 2014
ForeScout to Extend Endpoint Visibility and Control Beyond the Enterprise Network with CounterACT RemoteControl
“CounterACT RemoteControl, which enables IT organizations an easy and effective means to monitor and enforce policy of remote corporate and personally owned devices…Driven by customer demand, ForeScout will reduce these risks by enabling its award-winning ForeScout CounterACT™ platform to continuously monitor and bolster endpoint security for devices both on and off the network with the introduction of CounterACT RemoteControl.

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Latest Webcast


Defense-in-Depth 2.0: Improving IT Agility and Optimizing Resources
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 10:00 AM PST

Companies have amassed an arsenal of security tools to enable a defense-in-depth strategy. Best practices dictate the use of SIEM, VA, encryption, patching, DLP, MDM and other security tools – but this often creates silos of controls and data. Given network, device, access and threat dynamics, how can IT be more efficient and effective to identify and resolve exposures and attacks?  This webinar brings together a panel of experts to discuss reasoning, use cases and techniques to enable continuous monitoring and mitigation, as well as examine how ForeScout ControlFabric platform allows for an exchange of informatino and automated controls to better leverage information security investments and resources. Featured speakers include:

  • David Shackleford, Principal Consultant, Voodoo Security
  • Ken Pfeil, Chief Security Officer, Pioneer Global Asset Management
  • Jack Marsal, Director of Solution Marketing, ForeScout Technologies
Resolving IT-GRC Control Challenges in Today’s Frenetic Enterprise
Modern network, device, user, application and access dynamics challenges GRC assumptions and IT effectiveness. You’ve built-out process and controls to address overlapping compliance requisites. You’ve invested heavily in network and host-based security, systems management, SIEM and other security mechanisms. But new threats and state changes outpace IT capacity. How can you apply next gen Network Access Control (NAC) to gain the visibility and control required to close real-time security and compliance gaps and automate IT response? Join us for a 60-minute expert / practitioner session revealing:
- Common IT-GRC assumptions and exposures
- Modern NAC capabilities, integrations and applications
- Ways to quickly reduce access and endpoint integrity exposures
- Real-world NAC implementation, justification and implication

Speakers on this include:

  • Ritesh Patel, Operations Control Manager, BP International
  • David King, Assoc. Director Shared Services Technology EMEA, Omnicom Media Group
  • Scott Gordon (CISSP), Chief Marketing Officer, ForeScout

Architecting a Flexible Strategy for Securing Enterprise and Personal Mobile Devices

Phil Hochmuth, security program analyst at IDC
Scott Gordon, chief marketing officer at ForeScout
This webinar examines BYOD trends and risks, the mobile security landscape, policy development and control options. The session will also present a tiered service approach to enterprise mobile security where complementary controls can offer necessary network and device level defenses to enable IT organizations to realize mobility advantages and reduce security and compliance exposures.
Topics Include:

  • Real-world issues, considerations and operational impact
  • Policy development processes to tolerate, support or embrace BYOD
  • Why combine NAC, MDM and other technical controls
  • How to devise tiered security service strategy


Getting Through the Compliance Maze with NAC (60 minutes)
- Diana Kelly – IANS Faulty Advisory and Founder, SecurityCurve
- Jeff Bradberry – IT Security Manager, BrightPoint
To maximize efficiency, manage risk and reduce potential violations due to compliance failure, organizations need to implement tools that apply and support multiple specifications across difference compliance requisites.  Network Access Control (NAC) supports numerous critical security and protection functions across multiple mandates. This interactive expert / user session, led by IANS faculty advisor Diana Kelly of Security curve with end user participant Jeff Bradberry of BrightPoint, will examine NAC and real-world compliance use cases.  Attendees will discover:
  • Key NAC functions that apply to compliance processes and specifications
  • Real-world use cases; considerations, controls, activities and processes
  • How NAC specifically maps to top commercial, regulatory and federal mandates


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Latest Case Studies

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New York Law School
New York Law School Chooses ForeScout CounterACT for Improved Endpoint Visibility and Wireless Connectivity
This case study discusses the challenges New York Law School faced in protecting and controlling its network access defenses in a way that was less intrusive, that preserved the user experience, and reduced administrative cost. They turned to ForeScout CounterACT for its multi-factored, roles-based device authentication and seamless integration with existing wired and wireless infrastructure. Additionally, CounterACT was easy to administer and deploy, in large part because its lightweight agent was trouble-free for students. There were numerous benefits, including that the IT organization gained full visibility and control of all devices on the network.
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Christian Ponce, Manager of IT Audit and Compliance
“CounterACT is quickly becoming a verb at Vistaprint. For example, people will say: ‘You need to know xyz about xyz system? CounterACT it!’”
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Omnicom Media Group
Omnicom Media Group Taps ForeScout CounterACT to Reduce Risks and Improve Security for 38 Offices and 5,500 Employees Across EMEA
The objective for OMG’s deployment of the CounterACT™ platform is to have complete, policy-based visibility with regards to who and what is on its network and to proactively protect network resources. ForeScout CounterACT helps OMG reduce and manage risk via a simple to install appliance that offers an agentless approach and flexible policy that preserves the user experience.
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Latest Videos/Podcasts

Gord Boyce, CEO of ForeScout, on ControlFabric platform
Gord Boyce, CEO, ForeScout, discusses the ForeScout ControlFabric platform in this short video. The ControlFabric™ platform is an open platform that enables ForeScout CounterACT and other IT solutions to exchange information and mitigate a wide variety of network and endpoint security concerns.


InfoSecurity Magazine Interview with Scott Gordon, CMO, ForeScout
Drew Amorosi, deputy editor of InfoSecurity, interviews Scott Gordon, Chief Marketing Officer at ForeScout, at InfoSecurity Europe 2013 about BYOD and NAC. (7 min.).

IT-Harvest Interviews Gord Boyce, CEO, ForeScout
IT-Harvest Video Interview Series 2013. Richard Stiennon, Chief Research Analyst, interviews Gord Boyce, CEO ForeScout, on the benefits of Network Access Control. (7 min.)
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Latest Research

Frost & Sullivan Report: Continuous Compliance and Next Generation NAC


Architecting a Flexible Bring Your Own Device Strategy
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Quocirca Next Generation NAC Case Studies Support IT-GRC Controls
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Latest Recognitions

ForeScout Recognized as a Leader in the 2012 Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control
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ESG Report: The Endpoint Visibility, Access, and Security (EVAS) Market: The Evolution of Network Access Control (NAC)
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ForeScout Named Sole Contender in the Expansive Network Access Control Market as its Share Increases by 10 Percent


WINNER – “Best NAC” Readers Trust Award

“ForeScout won the Best NAC product after proving the success and overall impact of ForeScout CounterACT to the Reader Trust Voting Panel. Functionality, manageability, ease-of-use and scalability of the product or service, as well as the customer service, are considered during the judging process.”


Latest Reviews

SC Magazine | Peter Stephenson | December 2013
2013 Industry Innovators: Access control
“The big new thing from ForeScout this year is API and its new program/ecosystem. The company has written 66 integrations now and expects many other third-party vendors to join…Add to this a clear focus on bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and the idea of pervasive security throughout the enterprise and you have forward-looking thinking. ForeScout has traditionally been a NAC powerhouse. The experience and creativity that took it there has taken the company to the next level with the innovations of the past year”


SC Magazine | October 2013
CounterACT v7.1 Review: 5-Star “Best Buy” Rating
“In preparation for our installation, ForeScout provided a hardware appliance (the CT 100 model) and a large amount of easy-to-read documentation. From unpacking the appliance to getting the system up and operational, it took under 30 minutes to start tracking data… This was a pleasing experience from beginning to end. Best Buy.”


ForeScout Technologies CounterACT 7.0
Network Computing | June 2013
“The phenomenal growth of BYOD (bring your own device) is fuelling increased interest in Network Access Control (NAC) as businesses expand their mobile workforce. ForeScout is a leader in this market for good reason because its CounterACT solution has benefited from continuous development, allowing it to stay ahead of the latest threats… ForeScout has innovatively moved NAC beyond traditional access control, offering businesses complete flexibility concerning the use of a wide range of computing devices and what they can do. Along with simplified deployment this latest version delivers a wealth of new features that will enhance flexibility for users and increase control for businesses in equal measure.”


Product Review: ForeScout Mobile and ForeScout MDM
Network Computing | December 2012
“Effective mobile device management is critical because of an explosion in the number of mobile devices, network connections and the data they carry. …Because these devices connect to networks with or without permission, a new comprehensive approach is required…Mobile devices must be managed consistently and automatically. NAC offers additional safeguards by initiating an MDM-managed device profile check on access and then managing access to network resources, something not generally available from MDM only deployments. ForeScout Mobile and ForeScout MDM fulfil a variety of common security tasks plus some specialist ones like erasing content on lost devices…These tools are easy to use, manage and deploy, and they will improve mobile device management and security using visibility and effective control.”


ForeScout Proves NAC Superiority Over Other Leading Vendors in Independent Test
Tolly Group
“Commissioned by ForeScout and conducted by The Tolly Group, one of the world’s leading independent product testing labs, the competitive analysis covers 34 criteria points across key functional categories: deployment, interoperability, guest management, endpoint compliance, enforcement, remediation and scalability. The complete 24-page report can be downloaded at”


First Look Review:  CounterACT 7.0 – NAC and BYOD Tool Gets Even Better
Computer Technology Review | Mark Brownstein
“Last year, I took a long look at ForeScout CounterACT (version 6.4 which earned a CTR Editor’s Choice), a Network Access Control platform, and I was impressed. Now, with Version 7.0, I’m even more impressed. If I had responsibility for securing a medium-sized or even global enterprise network, CounterACT would be among the tools that I would strongly consider to be a must-have… With CounterACT 7.0, ForeScout has taken a solid access and endpoint security platform to greater heights – especially for IT managers who need to see and manage BYOD devices on their network….”


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