Scalable Models

Overview

ForeScout CounterACT

ForeScout CounterACT is available in either a physical or virtual appliance form factor. Each ForeScout CounterACT appliance includes a perpetual license for a specified number of network devices. Licenses are available for 100, 500, 1000, 2500, 4000, and 10000 devices per appliance.

ForeScout CounterACT integrates with IT systems through the following types of ControlFabric integrations:

  • Base ControlFabric integrations link CounterACT to network infrastructure (switches, wireless controllers, VPN, routers, directories), endpoints (Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, printers, other devices), Windows update systems (SCCM), and a wide range of software that typically runs on endpoints (antivirus, instant messaging, WMI, etc.). These integrations are based on custom integrations using a variety of protocols and interfaces.
  • Extended ControlFabric integrations are available in the form of modules that can be optionally purchased. Modules are available for integration with SIEM, MDM, Advanced Threat Detection (ATP), and Endpoint Protection Systems.
  • Other extended ControlFabric integrations can be developed via the ControlFabric Interface. The ControlFabric Interface is an open set of integration mechanisms that allow third parties to build integrations with the ControlFabric technology.

For customers interested in high availability, we offer ForeScout CounterACT in HA pairs with special pricing.

Like the physical appliance, ForeScout CounterACT Virtual Appliance comes with a license for a specified number of network devices. However, unlike the physical appliance, the virtual appliance lets you increase the license number at a later date by purchasing a license upgrade.

If your organization is very large or geographically dispersed, you might require multiple appliances. You can manage multiple CounterACT appliances from a single management console known as ForeScout CounterACT Enterprise Manager. This is also sold as an appliance and licensed by the number of appliances that the Enterprise Manager covers.

For organizations that would prefer to implement CounterACT as a hosted or managed service, ForeScout has a network of service providers ready and able to help you accelerate procurement, deployment and ongoing success.

Learn more about NAC-as-a-Service

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ForeScout CounterACT Edge

ForeScout CounterACT Edge is available as a physical appliance. Each ForeScout CounterACT Edge appliance includes a perpetual license for a specified throughput. Licenses are available for 2 Mbps, 10 Mbps, 50 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 200 Mbps, and 1 Gbps per appliance.

If your organization is very large or geographically dispersed, you might require multiple appliances. You can manage multiple CounterACT Edge appliances from a single management console known as ForeScout CounterACT Edge Enterprise Manager. This is also sold as an appliance and licensed by the number of appliances that the Enterprise Manager covers.

Virtual Appliance

CounterACT Virtual Appliance

Delivers NAC Provisioning Ease, On-demand Capacity, and Heterogeneous VM Visibility and Control.

Gain real-time visibility and comprehensive control over who, how, when and what devices are connecting to enterprise networks across physical and virtual environments including VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer guest VMs.

With ForeScout CounterACT Virtual Appliance, organizations can readily deploy and scale-out CounterACT leveraging their VMware investment. ForeScout customers install CounterACT Virtual Appliance running as a VMware guest VM operating on VMware ESX/ESXi 3.5 and 4.x. Simply download the CounterAct Virtual Appliance image, license key, apply model resources (reserve CPU, memory and disk), and you are off and running.

Users can take advantage of easier and more rapid deployment, energy and space savings, and reduced hardware maintenance costs. The CounterACT virtual appliance performs identically to the physical appliance, and both can operate together, centrally controlled by ForeScout CounterACT Enterprise Manager (which is also available as a virtual appliance).

Customers can increase capacity on-demand by applying more resources or VMs with ForeScout’s investment protection license upgrade program. Contact sales@forescout.com for more information or read more here.

Virtual Appliance Physical Appliance
Price Slightly lower than physical appliance -
Models Identical to physical appliance -
Remote deployment Identify ESX server, apply VM resource reservation, install CounterACT software Ship box, rack mount appliance, turn it on
Remote deployment No hardware to ship Ship boxes to remote sites
Maintenance No hardware replacement required Requires RMA process
Hardware flexibility Flexible, utilize your existing standard hardware None
Management Turnkey solution and can be monitored through VMware Vcenter Turnkey solution
Performance flexiblity Flexible, increase resource capacity and purchase an upgrade license Fixed performance
High availability Leverages VMware Purchase ForeScout HA appliance

 

Specs

ForeScout CounterACT Appliance

ForeScout CounterACT Virtual Appliance

ForeScout CounterACT Enteprise Manager

ForeScout CounterACT Enterprise Manager Virtual Appliance

ForeScout CounterACT Edge

ForeScout CounterACT Edge Enterprise Manager

ForeScout CounterACT Appliance
CT-R CT-100 CT-1000 CT-2000 CT-4000 CT-10000
Devices¹ Up to 100 Up to 500 Up to 1000 Up to 2500 Up to 4000 Up to 10000
Bandwidth 100 Mbps 500 Mbps 1 Gbps 2 Gbps Multi-Gbps  Multi-Gbps
Network Ports – Copper (RJ-45) 4 4 – 8 (depending on specific model)10/100/1000 4 – 8 (depending on specific model)10/100/1000 4 – 8 (depending on specific model)10/100/1000 4 – 8 (depending on specific model)10/100/1000 4 – 8 (depending on specific model)10/100/1000
Network Ports – Fiber N/A Available option(Up to 2 total) Available option(Up to 4 total) Available option(Up to 4 total) Available option(Up to 4 total) Available option(Up to 4 total)
I/O Support 1 serial port (RJ45) 1 serial port (RJ45) 1 serial port (RJ45) 1 serial port (RJ45) 1 serial port (RJ45)  1 serial port (RJ45)
USB Ports 2, USB 2.0-compliant 4 back panel USB 2.0 + 1 front panel USB 1.1 4 back panel USB 2.0 + 1 front panel USB 1.1 4 back panel USB 2.0 + 1 front panel USB 1.1 4 back panel USB 2.0 + 1 front panel USB 1.1  4 back panel USB 2.0 + 1 front panel USB 1.1
VGA 1 (DB15) 1 (DB15) 1 (DB15) 1 (DB15) 1 (DB15)  1 (DB15)
CD-ROM N/A 1 1 1 1  1
Hard Drives 1 HDD 3 HDD (RAID-1+HS) 3 HDD (RAID-1+HS) 3 HDD (RAID-1+HS) 3 HDD (RAID-1+HS)  3 HDD (RAID-1+HS)
Power Supply 1 @ up to 60W100-240VAC (External) 1 @ up to 650W100-240VAC 2 @ up to 650W100-240VAC 2 @ up to 750W100-240VAC 2 @ up to 750W100-240VAC  2 @ up to 750W100-240VAC
Power Consumption (max) 45.3w 648w 648w 744w 744w  744w
Operating Temperature 5 °C to 40°C +10°C to +35°C (fluctuation not to exceed 10°C per hour) +10°C to +35°C (fluctuation not to exceed 10°C per hour) +10°C to +35°C (fluctuation not to exceed 10°C per hour) +10°C to +35°C (fluctuation not to exceed 10°C per hour)  +10°C to +35°C (fluctuation not to exceed 10°C per hour)
Storage Temperature 0°C to 70 °C -40 °C to 70 °C -40 °C to 70 °C -40 °C to 70 °C -40 °C to 70 °C  -40 °C to 70 °C
Cooling Requirement n/a 2550 BTU/Hr 2550 BTU/Hr 2550 BTU/Hr 2550 BTU/Hr  2550 BTU/Hr
Humidity 20% – 90% 90% non-condensingat 35 °C 90% non-condensingat 35 °C 90% non-condensingat 35 °C 90% non-condensingat 35 °C  90% non-condensingat 35 °C
Chassis 1U desktop(steel slim line case) 1U 19″ rack mount 1U 19″ rack mount 2U 19″ rack mount 2U 19″ rack mount 2U 19″ rack mount
Dimensions Height: 55mm(2.17inches)

Width: 335mm

(9.84inches)

Depth: 213mm

(8.39inches)

Height: 43.2mm(1.70 inches)

Width: 430mm

(16.93 inches)

Depth: 665.5mm

(26.2 inches)

Height: 43.2mm(1.70 inches)

Width: 430mm

(16.93 inches)

Depth: 665.5mm

(26.2 inches)

Height: 87.30mm(3.44 inches)

Width: 430mm

(16.93 inches)

Depth: 704.8mm

(25.75 inches)

Height: 87.30mm(3.44 inches)

Width: 430mm

(16.93 inches)

Depth: 704.8mm

(25.75 inches)

Height: 87.30mm(3.44 inches)

Width: 430mm

(16.93 inches)

Depth: 704.8mm

(25.75 inches)

Shipment Size: 16 x 9.6 x 5.5 inchesWeight: 8 pounds Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inchesWeight: 55 pounds Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inchesWeight: 55 pounds Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inchesWeight: 71 pounds Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inchesWeight: 71 pounds Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inchesWeight: 71 pounds

 

ForeScout CounterACT Virtual Appliance
    • Supported operating systems
      • VMware ESX and ESXi v3.5 update 5
      • VMware ESX and ESXi v4.0 update 2
      • VMware ESX and ESXi v4.1 update 1
      • VMware ESX and ESXi v5.1 update 1
      • Or, Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 with LIC v3.2 and above.
  • Minimum hardware requirements
Model Devices¹ Cores Speed Memory Disk
VCT-R Up to 100 1 1.5GHz 2GB 80GB
VCT-100 Up to 500 2 2.13GHz 2GB 80GB
VCT-1000 Up to 1000 2 2.13GHz 3GB 80GB
VCT-2000 Up to 2500 4 2.13GHz 4GB 80GB
VCT-4000 Up to 4000 4 2.13GHz 6GB 80GB
VCT-10000 Up to 10000 8 2.13GHz 10GB 80GB

¹Device count, as determined by CounterACT, is the sum of unique on-site connections made by network assets, connections made by off-site assets managed by CounterACT, and assets made known to CounterACT via third-party integrations. Network assets include user endpoints such as laptops, tablets and smartphones, network infrastructure devices such as switches, routers and access points, and non-user devices such as printers, IP phones, security/medical/manufacturing equipment etc. Device information is retained in CounterACT from initial discovery, until such time the information is purged, based on aging preferences set in CounterACT.

 
 

ForeScout CounterACT Enterprise Manager
Model CEM-05 CEM-10 CEM-25 CEM-50
CounterACT Appliances 5 10 25 50
Network Ports – Copper 3
10/100/1000
3
10/100/1000
4 – 8 (depending on specific model)
10/100/1000
4 – 8 (depending on specific model)
10/100/1000
Network Ports- Fiber None None Available option
(Up to 4 total)
Available option
(Up to 4 total)
I/O Support 1 serial port (RJ45) 1 serial port (RJ45) 1 serial port (RJ45) 1 serial port (RJ45)
USB Ports 4 back panel USB 2.0 + 1 front panel USB 1.1 4 back panel USB 2.0 + 1 front panel USB 1.1 4 back panel USB 2.0 + 1 front panel USB 1.1 4 back panel USB 2.0 + 1 front panel USB 1.1
VGA 1 (DB15) 1 (DB15) 1 (DB15) 1 (DB15)
CD-ROM 1 1 1 1
Hard Drives 3 HDD (RAID-1+HS) 3 HDD (RAID-1+HS) 3 HDD (RAID-1+HS) 3 HDD (RAID-1+HS)
Power Supply 2 @ up to 650W
100-240VAC
2 @ up to 650W100-240VAC 2 @ up to 750W100-240VAC 2 @ up to 750W100-240VAC
Power Consumption (max) 648W 648W 744W 744W
Operating Temperature +10°C to +35°C (fluctuation not to exceed 10°C per hour) +10°C to +35°C (fluctuation not to exceed 10°C per hour) +10°C to +35°C (fluctuation not to exceed 10°C per hour) +10°C to +35°C (fluctuation not to exceed 10°C per hour)
Storage Temperature -40 °C to 70 °C -40 °C to 70 °C -40 °C to 70 °C -40 °C to 70 °C
Cooling Requirement 2550 BTU/Hr 2550 BTU/Hr 2550 BTU/Hr 2550 BTU/Hr
Humidity 90%, non-condensing at 35°C (non-operating) 90%, non-condensing at 35°C (non-operating) 90%, non-condensing at 35°C (non-operating) 90%, non-condensing at 35°C (non-operating)
Chassis 1U 19″ rack mount 1U 19″ rack mount 2U 19″ rack mount 2U 19″ rack mount
Dimensions Height: 43.2mm
(1.70 inches)
Width: 430mm
(16.93 inches)
Depth: 665.5mm
(26.2 inches)
Height: 43.2mm
(1.70 inches)
Width: 430mm
(16.93 inches)
Depth: 665.5mm
(26.2 inches)
Height: 87.30mm
(3.44 inches)
Width: 430mm
(16.93 inches)
Depth: 704.8mm
(25.75 inches)
Height: 87.30mm
(3.44 inches)
Width: 430mm
(16.93 inches)
Depth: 704.8mm
(25.75 inches)
Shipment Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inches
Weight: 55 pounds
Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inches
Weight: 55 pounds
Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inches
Weight: 71 pounds
Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inches
Weight: 71 pounds
Model CEM-100 CEM-150 CEM-200
CounterACT Appliances 100 150 200
Network Ports – Copper 4 – 8 (depending on specific model)
10/100/1000
4 – 8 (depending on specific model)
10/100/1000
4 – 8 (depending on specific model)
10/100/1000
Network Ports- Fiber Available option
(Up to 4 total)
Available option
(Up to 4 total)
Available option
(Up to 4 total)
I/O Support 1 serial port (RJ45) 1 serial port (RJ45) 1 serial port (RJ45)
USB Ports 4 back panel USB 2.0 + 1 front panel USB 1.1 4 back panel USB 2.0 + 1 front panel USB 1.1 4 back panel USB 2.0 + 1 front panel USB 1.1
VGA 1 (DB15) 1 (DB15) 1 (DB15)
CD-ROM 1 1 1
Hard Drives 3 HDD (RAID-1+HS) 3 HDD (RAID-1+HS) 3 HDD (RAID-1+HS)
Power Supply 2 @ up to 750W100-240VAC 2 @ up to 750W100-240VAC 2 @ up to 750W100-240VAC
Power Consumption (max) 744W 744W 744W
Operating Temperature +10°C to +35°C (fluctuation not to exceed 10°C per hour) +10°C to +35°C (fluctuation not to exceed 10°C per hour) +10°C to +35°C (fluctuation not to exceed 10°C per hour)
Storage Temperature -40 °C to 70 °C -40 °C to 70 °C -40 °C to 70 °C
Cooling Requirement 2550 BTU/Hr 2550 BTU/Hr 2550 BTU/Hr
Humidity 90%, non-condensing at 35°C (non-operating) 90%, non-condensing at 35°C (non-operating) 90%, non-condensing at 35°C (non-operating)
Chassis 2U 19″ rack mount 2U 19″ rack mount 2U 19″ rack mount
Dimensions Height: 87.30mm
(3.44 inches)
Width: 430mm
(16.93 inches)
Depth: 704.8mm
(25.75 inches)
Height: 87.30mm
(3.44 inches)
Width: 430mm
(16.93 inches)
Depth: 704.8mm
(25.75 inches)
Height: 87.30mm
(3.44 inches)
Width: 430mm
(16.93 inches)
Depth: 704.8mm
(25.75 inches)
Shipment Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inches
Weight: 71 pounds
Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inches
Weight: 71 pounds
Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inches
Weight: 71 pounds

 

ForeScout CounterACT Enterprise Manager Virtual Appliance
  • Supported operating systems
      • VMware ESX and ESXi v3.5 update 5
      • VMware ESX and ESXi v4.0 update 2
      • VMware ESX and ESXi v4.1 update
      • VMware ESX and ESXi v5.1 update 1
      • Or, Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 with LIC v3.2 and above.
  • Minimum Hardware requirements
ForeScout CounterACT Virtual Appliance Model Number Number of appliances license Cores Speed Memory Disk
VCEM-05 5 2 2.13GHz 3GB 80GB
VCEM-10 10 2 2.13GHz 3GB 80GB
VCEM-25 25 4 2.13GHz 4GB 80GB
VCEM-50 50 4 2.13GHz 4GB 80GB
VCEM-100 100 4 2.13GHz 6GB 80GB
VCEM-150 150 8 2.13GHz 10GB 80GB
VCEM-200 200 8 2.13GHz 10GB 80GB
ForeScout CounterACT Edge Appliance
SC-2 SC-10 SC-50
Bandwidth 2 Mbps 10 Mbps 50 Mbps
Network Ports
copper (RJ-45) 6
10/100/1000
6
10/100/1000
6
10/100/1000
fiber Available option
(Up to 2 total)
Available option
(Up to 2 total)
Available option
(Up to 2 total)
I/O Support 1 serial port (RJ45);
USB – keyboard and mouse port
1 serial port (RJ45);
USB – keyboard and mouse port
1 serial port (RJ45);
USB – keyboard and mouse port
USB Ports 4 back panel USB 2.0 + 1 front panel USB 1.1 4 back panel USB 2.0 + 1 front panel USB 1.1 4 back panel USB 2.0 + 1 front panel USB 1.1
VGA 1 (DB15) 1 (DB15) 1 (DB15)
CD-ROM 1 1 1
Hard Drives 3 HDD (RAID-1) 3 HDD (RAID-1) 3 HDD (RAID-1)
Power Supply 1 @ up to 650W
100-240VAC
1 @ up to 650W
100-240VAC
1 @ up to 650W
100-240VAC
Power Consumption 313w 313w 313w
Temperature
Operating +10 °C to 35 °C
(fluctuation not to
exceed 10 °C per hour)
+10 °C to 35 °C
(fluctuation not to
exceed 10 °C per hour)
+10 °C to 35 °C
(fluctuation not to
exceed 10 °C per hour)
Storage -40 °C to 70 °C -40 °C to 70 °C -40 °C to 70 °C
Cooling Requirement 2550 BTU/Hr 2550 BTU/Hr 2550 BTU/Hr
Humidity 90% non-condensing
at 35 °C (non-operating)
90% non-condensing
at 35 °C (non-operating)
90% non-condensing
at 35 °C (non-operating)
Chassis 1U 19″ rack mount 1U 19″ rack mount 1U 19″ rack mount
Dimensions Height: 43.2mm
(1.70 inches)
Width: 430mm
(16.93 inches)
Depth: 665.5mm
(26.2 inches)
Height: 43.2mm
(1.70 inches)
Width: 430mm
(16.93 inches)
Depth: 665.5mm
(26.2 inches)
Height: 43.2mm
(1.70 inches)
Width: 430mm
(16.93 inches)
Depth: 665.5mm
(26.2 inches)
Shipment Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inches
Weight: 55 pounds
Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inches
Weight: 55 pounds
Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inches
Weight: 55 pounds
SC-100 SC-200 SC-1000
Bandwidth 100 Mbps 200 Mbps 1 Gbps
Network Ports
copper 6
10/100/1000
4 – 8 (depending on specific model)
10/100/1000
4 – 8 (depending on specific model)
10/100/1000
fiber Available option
(Up to 2 total)
Available option
(Up to 4 total)
Available option
(Up to 4 total)
I/O Support 1 serial port (RJ45);
USB – keyboard and mouse port
1 serial port (RJ45);
USB – keyboard and mouse port
1 serial port (RJ45);
USB – keyboard and mouse port
USB Ports 4 back panel USB 2.0 + 1 front panel USB 1.1 4 back panel USB 2.0 + 1 front panel USB 1.1 4 back panel USB 2.0 + 1 front panel USB 1.1
VGA 1 (DB15) 1 (DB15) 1 (DB15)
CD-ROM 1 1 1
Hard Drives 3 HDD (RAID 1) 3 HDD (RAID 1) 3 HDD (RAID 1)
Power Supply 1 @ up to 650W
100-240VAC
2 @ up to 750W
100-240VAC
2 @ up to 750W
100-240VAC
Power Consumption 313w 648w 648w
Temperature
Operating +10 °C to 35 °C
(fluctuation not to
exceed 10 °C per hour)
+10 °C to 35 °C
(derated 0.5 °C for every
1000 ft; 10,000 ft. max)
+10 °C to 35 °C
(derated 0.5 °C for every
1000 ft; 10,000 ft. max)
Storage -40 °C to 70 °C -40 °C to 70 °C -40 °C to 70 °C
Cooling Requirement 2550 BTU/Hr 2550 BTU/Hr 2550 BTU/Hr
Humidity 90% non-condensing
at 35 °C (non-operating)
90% non-condensing
at 30 °C (non-operating)
90% non-condensing
at 30 °C (non-operating)
Chassis 1U 19″ rack mount 1U 19″ rack mount 1U 19″ rack mount
Dimensions Height: 43.2mm
(1.70 inches)
Width: 430mm
(16.93 inches)
Depth: 665.5mm
(26.2 inches)
Height: 43.2mm
(1.70 inches)
Width: 430mm
(16.93 inches)
Depth: 665.5mm
(26.2 inches)
Height: 43.2mm
(1.70 inches)
Width: 430mm
(16.93 inches)
Depth: 665.5mm
(26.2 inches)
Shipment Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inches
Weight: 55 pounds
Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inches
Weight: 55 pounds
Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inches
Weight: 55 pounds
ForeScout CounterACT Edge Enterprise Manager
Model EM-5 EM-20 EM-50
CounterACT Appliances 5 20 50
Network Ports – Copper 6 8 8
Network Ports- Fiber Available option(Up to 2 total) Available option(Up to 4 total) Available option(Up to 4 total)
I/O Support 1 serial port (DB9)PS/2 keyboard& mouse port 1 serial port (RJ45)PS/2 keyboard& mouse port 1 serial port (RJ45)PS/2 keyboard& mouse port
USB Ports 3, USB 2.0-compliant 3, USB 2.0-compliant 3, USB 2.0-compliant
VGA 1 (DB15) 1 (DB15) 1 (DB15)
CD-ROM 1 1 1
Hard Drives 2 HDD (RAID-1) 2 HDD (RAID-1) 2 HDD (RAID-1)
Power Supply 1 @ up to 620W100-240VAC 2 @ up to 620W100-240VAC 2 @ up to 620W100-240VAC
Power Consumption 313w 310w 310w
Operating Temperature -10 °C to 35 °C(fluctuation not toexceed 10 °C per hour) -10 °C to 35 °C(derated 0.5 °C for every1000 ft; 10,000 ft. max)-40 °C to 70 °C -10 °C to 35 °C(derated 0.5 °C for every1000 ft; 10,000 ft. max)-40 °C to 70 °C
Storage Temperature -40 °C to 70 °C -40 °C to 70 °C -40 °C to 70 °C
Humidity 90% non-condensingat 35 °C 90% non-condensingat 30 °C 90% non-condensingat 30 °C
Chassis 1U 19″ rack mount 1U 19″ rack mount 1U 19″ rack mount
Dimensions Height: 43.2mm(1.7 inches)Width: 430mm(16.93 inches)Depth: 654.4mm

(25.76 inches)

Height: 43.2mm(1.7 inches)Width: 430mm(16.93 inches)Depth: 654.4mm

(25.76 inches)

Height: 87.30mm(3.44 inches)Width: 430mm(16.93 inches)Depth: 704.8mm

(25.75 inches)

Shipment Size: 10 x 28 x 36 inchesWeight: 54 pounds Size: 10 x 28 x 36 inchesWeight: 54 pounds Size: 36 x 28 x 10 inches
Weight: 71 pounds

 

Customer can increase capacity on-demand