ForeScout Earns Frost & Sullivans Network Access Control Global Technology Innovation Award

ForeScout Earns Frost & Sullivan’s Network Access Control Global Technology Inn

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Cupertino, Calif. — February 16, 2012 ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of automated security control solutions for Fortune 1000 enterprises and government organizations, has received the prestigious 2012 Global Technology Innovation Award from Frost & Sullivan for network access control (NAC). This global recognition testifies to ForeScout’s NAC technology innovation and market leadership.

The Frost & Sullivan award for global technology innovation is presented to the company that has demonstrated technological superiority, functional innovation and differentiation within their industry that results in increased customer value and market potential. ForeScout was chosen from a category comprised of a dozen vendors that were assessed during the development of a 2012 NAC market report and subsequently reviewed for final consideration of this award. Top companies were researched according to Frost & Sullivan’s best-practice methodology comprised of industry and category analysis, strategic vendor assessment, product appraisal and customer interviews. The Frost & Sullivan innovation award findings are available at http://www2.forescout.com/frost_global_nac.

“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,” said Chris Rodriquez, network security industry analyst at Frost & Sullivan. “ForeScout has consistently demonstrated the ability to identify customer needs and develop functionality to meet their requirements – often ahead of the market. We expect that this innovation will continue to provide ForeScout competitive advantages and customer value.”

ForeScout CounterACT helps IT organizations optimize end-user productivity and network accessibility through security automation. The intuitive, extensible and scalable NAC platform lets you see and control everything connected to your network no matter the device or user. CounterACT discovers, classifies and assesses network devices in real time, enforces user/device security policies, finds and fixes threats and compliance gaps, and fortifies mobile security and bring your own device (BYOD) initiatives.

According to Frost & Sullivan, ForeScout’s automated security control platform, CounterACT, offers versatile and enterprise-grade NAC capabilities that provide tremendous customer value. 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. In particular, the following technologies distinguish ForeScout CounterACT:

  • Usability, integration and interoperability
    • Ease of use, deployment and administration
    • Add-on module architecture enables rapid infrastructure integration
  • 802.1x and non-802.1x access control with flexible pre-and post-connect enforcement
  • Real-time network asset discovery; agent optional
    • Multi-factor device fingerprinting and accurate auto-classification
  • Built-in, highly customizable policies and well-designed policy management
    • An extensive array of response options including background endpoint remediation
  • Scalability and management
    • Delivery in both physical and virtual appliances formats
    • Ability to manage not just configuration and licenses but policy across all appliances through the CounterACT Enterprise Manager
    • Ability to see and apply real-time policy to 400,000 endpoints from one console

“We take great pride in receiving this recognition from Frost & Sullivan because it highlights the value of our innovative approach to automating security policy and in particular network access control and mobile security,” said Hanan Levin, vice president of product management. “We will continue to invest heavily in delivering superior technology and products that exceed our customers’ expectations and produce exceptional results.”

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About ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

ForeScout enables its customers to unleash the full power of their network through enterprise-class security and control. ForeScout’s automated solutions for network access control, mobile security, endpoint compliance and threat prevention empower organizations to gain access agility while preempting risks and eliminating remediation costs. Because ForeScout security solutions are easy to deploy, unobtrusive, intelligent and scalable, they have been chosen by more than 1,000 of the world’s most secure enterprises and military installations for global deployments spanning 37 countries. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, ForeScout delivers its solutions through its network of authorized partners worldwide. Learn more at by visiting www.forescout.com.

ForeScout Technologies, Inc. is a privately held Delaware corporation. ForeScout, the ForeScout logo, CounterACT and ActiveResponse are trademarks of ForeScout. Other names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.