Reviews & Awards

Gartner Magic QuadrantFrost & Sullivan Best PracticesForrester 2011 WAVETolly Group CertifiedHakin9 Mag.SC AwardsRed Herring 100Computer Technology ReviewSC Group TestIT Security ProCRN Test CenterNetwork Computing 2012InfoSec Products Guide | Network Computing | Government Security News | NPG Best 2013 Gold
Gartner | Lawrence Orans, John Pescatore
“ForeScout is experiencing fantastic growth due to tremendous demand for network access control, mobile security and endpoint compliance. We believe that being named by Gartner as a NAC market leader reaffirms what our customers and partners have been telling us – we have the best, enterprise-class NAC platform,” said Gord Boyce, CEO of ForeScout Technologies.
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Frost & Sullivan 2014 Global Technology Leadership Innovation Award in Network Security
“ForeScout demonstrated visionary leadership to enhance network security manageability with the introduction of ControlFabric architecture, demonstrating that the company ‘gets it.’ ControlFabric technology provides essential bi-directional interfaces and protocols for ‘visibility, intelligence, and remediation’ across multiple network, security, and management tool sets. Extending the CounterAct platform with ControlFabric enables network security vendors to work together and cooperate to make network security easier for security professionals to achieve continuous monitoring and mitigation capabilities.”
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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”
ForeScout Receives SC Magazine 5-star 'Best Buy'
ForeScout CounterACT Receives Five-Star ‘Best Buy’ Rating in SC Magazine Group Test
“The review states that ForeScout CounterACT ‘is a feature-rich solution that truly delivers,’ and a ‘well-designed product that is easy to install and configure.’ It also notes that ‘it took under 30 minutes to start tracking data.’…ForeScout continues to earn industry praise and recognition. Last week, ForeScout was recognized by McAfee in its Security Innovation Alliance (SIA) Partner of the Year Awards, as Partner of the Year for the second year in a row.”
ForeScout Receives SC Magazine 5-star 'Best Buy'
ForeScout CounterACT Receives “IAIT Tested and Recommended” Rating
“With CounterACT 7, ForeScout offers a comprehensive security solution that enables companies to monitor and protect their networks. CounterACT not only keeps an eye on devices, operating systems and applications, but also an eye on every user account.”
GSN 2013
Best Network Security/Enterprise Firewall
“Government Security News is pleased to announce the winners of its GSN 2013 Homeland Security Awards program, which were selected from hundreds of nominations submitted by leading vendors of IT and physical security products and federal, state, county and municipal government agencies, highlighting their most noteworthy programs and projects.”
ForeScout Wins 2013 GOVTek Executive Government Technology Award for Best Mobility Solution
ForeScout Wins 2013 GOVTek Executive Government Technology Award for Best Mobility Solution
“Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA) has recognized ForeScout as a security leader supporting enterprise mobility management within the government community…’We welcome the opportunity to assist them by providing visibility of all the devices attempting to access network resources and sensitive data, and to enforce policy and enable control of personal and mobile devices.’”
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“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.”
NPG Best 2013 Gold Winner Award
Network Products Guide, industry’s leading technology research and advisory guide, named ForeScout a Gold winner of the 8th Annual 2013 Hot Companies and Best Products Awards in the Business Expansion of the Year category. These industry and peer recognitions from Network Products Guide are the world’s premier information technology awards honoring achievements and recognitions in every facet of the IT industry.
Frost & Sullivan | Chris Rodriguez
“According to Frost & Sullivan: Innovative NAC solutions enable customers to automate numerous security and operational processes that provide tangible cost savings, as well as enhanced defenses and support for numerous compliance mandates. ForeScout has consistently demonstrated the ability to identify customer needs and develop functionality to meet their requirements – often ahead of the market. From a non-intrusive, interoperable and scalable product architecture to a complete, integrated feature set, ForeScout CounterACT provides end-to-end NAC functionality with an overall lower total cost of ownership and a faster time-to-value when compared to leading alternatives. We expect that this innovation will continue to provideForeScout competitive advantages and customer value.”
The Forrester Wave | John Kindervag
“ForeScout has been confirmed as a leader in Network Access Control(NAC) solutions in the June 2011 report “The Forrester Wave™: Network Access Control, Q2 2011.” The report ranks ForeScout as the industry’s top performer in both strength of current product offering and strategy… as the successful pure play in the market, we have a distinct advantage to offer the industry’s most innovative NAC solution that affords our customer’s greater flexibility, assured results and ongoing value.”
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.”
Network Computing
“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 Wins Homeland Security Award from Government Security News
“ForeScout helps government agencies at the federal, state and municipal level meet the numerous access control and continuous endpoint compliance requirements with an agentless, easy to deploy and scalable solution. To be recognized as a security leader among the government community is truly an honor. As the federal government embarks on its continuous mitigation and diagnostics efforts, we welcome agencies’ commitments to ForeScout for help in meeting advance port control requisites, real-time asset management, and endpoint compliance objectives, ” said Niels Jensen, vice president of federal sales at ForeScout.“

SC Magazine Group Test Rating Gives CounterACT Functionality 5 Stars
Secure Computing Magazine | Peter Stephenson

“The integrated 802.1x and agentless approach delivers complete access and guest management, mobile security and endpoint compliance and remediation capabilities in a centrally managed, highly scalable, high-performance physical or virtual appliance architecture…  easy-to-follow dashboard and policy options… excellent set of policies… the system took everything we could throw at it and the system took it all on.. the system was so simple to manage that the on-screen instructions made it easy to get the product running… a great value for an excellent product.”
Hakin9 Magazine | Sembiante Massimiliano, September 2012
“We have spent many hours in our test Lab going through the extensive range of checks and verifications on ForeScout.  In our opinion the integration of CounterACT NAC, its Mobile add-on modules and FS MDM, had demonstrated to be a valid and effective end-to-end security solution.”
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.”
ForeScout Technologies Honored as a Red Herring Top 100 North American Tech Startup Red Herring ranked ForeScout Technologies, Inc. among the “Top 100 North American Tech Startups” as determined by evaluating startup companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation,management quality, strategy, and market penetration. The Red Herring distinction was due in part to ForeScout’s pioneering and best-in-class approach to automate network access and endpoint compliance, which is employed at more than 1,300 enterprises, government and military installations.  The recent drive to bring an array of mobile device management (MDM) products to market wellpositioned the company to take advantage of the “consumerization of IT” trend.

Computer Technology Review | Mark Brownstein
“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.”  Note that CounterACT 6.4 received CTR’s Editor’s Choice award.
ITPRO | Dave Mithchell
“Compared with many NAC products, we found CounterACT easy to deploy and, apart from setting up switch span ports, requires no major changes to the existing network infrastructure. Its policy-based security makes it very versatile allowing administrators to provide controlled, secure network access to managed, unmanaged and guest systems as they attempt to join the network.”
CounterACT Network Access Control: Appliance Of The Future

CRN / Everything Channel | Eddie Corriea
“For its power, simplicity and revenue potential, the CRN Test Center recommends ForeScout’s CounterACT 6.3.4 network access control system… If you’re recommending only perimeter solutions and not offering your customers a network access control product for inside the firewall, you might be leaving them vulnerable to attacks from within, where networks are most vulnerable… In doing so, it offers the reseller a wealth of opportunities to offer services while also freeing up IT resources for other activities.”
CounterACT Wins 2012 Best NAC Product and 2011 Bench Tested Product of the Year – Network Computing

In 2012, ForeScout CounterACT appliance was awarded the Network Access Control Solution of the Year, having received more online votes than any other nominee in the category.  The result pays tribute to the company’s continued growth, innovation and success.  CounterACT offers incredible real-time visibility and control that delivers value not just for security and compliance automation, but for BYOD as well.  In 2011, was award bench tested product of the year as was judged on the product’s capability and application. CounterACT surpassed 12 other vendors in this prestigious category that gauges technical merit and suitability for purpose.
ForeScout has achieved the industry’s highest level of security certification for a Network Access Control (NAC) solution involving assurances from the EAL 4+ Level.  With EAL4+, government agencies can be assured that the specification, implementation and effectiveness of CounterACT for Network Access Control have been evaluated in a rigorous and standardized manner to meet their security and compliance needs.
Security Products Guide, the industry’s leading information security research and advisory guide, awarded ForeScout CounterACT as Best Network Access Control Solution in 2012 and also awarded ForeScout a Best Overall Security Company of the Year in 2011 for its market leadership, growth and innovation. More than 50 judges from a broad spectrum of industry voices around the world participated in the selection process.
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