ForeScout ControlFabric allows ForeScout CounterACT and other IT security products to exchange information and rapidly
respond to a range of enterprise security and operational issues.
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You’ve built out a defense-in-depth program and have amassed numerous point products. Many of these traditional IT controls are based on the reliance on endpoint security software, periodic vulnerability scans, and aggregated logging data and alerts. When viewed in light of today’s constrained IT resources, network complexity and evolving threat landscape, these defenses often lack:
ForeScout’s addresses these limitations through our ControlFabric™ architecture; a set of network, security and management interoperability technologies built into ForeScout CounterACT™.
ControlFabric enables ForeScout CounterACT and other IT solutions to exchange information and more efficiently mitigate a wide variety of network, security and operational issues. As a result, you can achieve continuous monitoring and mitigation capabilities that better leverage your infrastructure investments and optimize your IT resources.
Leveraging ControlFabric, CounterACT can share contextual information with other security and IT management systems, thereby reducing the problem of disconnected systems and information silos. Additionally, ControlFabric opens CounterACT’s real-time control and automated remediation to your IT systems that heretofore have been limited to collecting, generating, analyzing or storing information.
ForeScout CounterACT includes a wide variety of integrations with network and IT infrastructure (switches, wireless controllers, VPN, routers, directories), endpoints (Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, printers, other devices), and endpoint software (antivirus, instant messaging, WMI, etc.). These integrations use a variety of protocols and interfaces built into our platform and are enabled through software plugins that are included with the license for ForeScout CounterACT. These base integrations give you tremendous power to discover and classify endpoints; track users and applications; assess security posture; control network access; enforce endpoint compliance policy, and fix security gaps such as broken endpoint security agents.
Extended ControlFabric integrations are available in the form of modules that can be optionally purchased and added to the CounterACT appliance. Each module requires an additional license and is comprised of one or more software plugins that can be downloaded from ForeScout’s customer support portal. Current integration modules developed and supported by ForeScout include:
The Open Integration Module, an extended ControlFabric Integration, is optionally licensed and is comprised of a set of plugins that allow a partner, system integrator or customer the means to develop custom integrations. It is comprised of software plugins that can be downloaded from ForeScout’s customer support portal. The Open Integration Module currently supports the following standards-based integration mechanisms: Web Services API, SQL, LDAP. Additionally, ForeScout CounterACT natively supports Syslog.
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