Numerous Global Deployments in Fortune 500 Accounts and Award-Winning Technology Demonstrate Forescout’s Leadership Position in the Compliance and NAC Markets
Cupertino, Calif. – July 1, 2008 – Forescout Technologies, the leading provider of regulatory compliance solutions and clientless network access control (NAC) for Fortune 500 enterprises and government organizations, today announced it has completed an internal $8M fundraising round with all existing venture partners participating including Accel Partners, Amadeus Capital Partners, Meritech Capital Partners and Pitango Ventures. The company experienced a breakout year in 2007 with 80 percent growth, setting the stage for this further investment to fuel sustained compliance and NAC leadership.
According to T. Kent Elliott, Forescout CEO: “Forescout’s success has kept our investor confidence high, believing in the proven potential of regulatory compliance and access control markets. While others have faltered, Forescout has been able to consistently deliver industry leading technology to the most demanding enterprises and government organizations in the world. This combination of strong technology and focused go-to-market execution has allowed Forescout to take market share from companies like Cisco and Microsoft gaining the trust of large enterprises that are under pressure to achieve regulatory compliance, like PCI DSS or HIPAA, and implement strong network access control."
Richard Anton, Partner at Amadeus Capital and Forescout board member adds, “Forescout has been able to step into a market confused by many promises, but very few actual products and deliver real technology meeting the rigorous demands of leading global companies. We are pleased to continue our support of Forescout and their success in delivering market leading technology."
Network access control is being embraced as a best practice for leading IT security shops. What was once viewed as a technology built for dealing with network guest has expanded its scope to provide an easier way for IT security professionals to achieve regulatory compliance, gaining visibility into network operations and streamlining remediation for non-compliant systems.
Forescout has diligently worked with leading companies to understand the needs of the global enterprise. With the recent introduction of CounterACT 6.3, Forescout continues to meet and exceed these demands with extensions to its product line including the recently introduced PCI Kit, which provides 21 pre-configured policies and reports to help customers achieve the data control requirement for PCI compliance. This disciplined focus on meeting customer’s needs keeps Forescout ahead of the competition and a leader in innovative regulatory compliance and network access control solutions.
CounterACT is a security platform designed for the global enterprise that provides extensive network knowledge, complete network access control (NAC) and the ability to achieve regulatory compliance. Introduced in 2005, CounterACT was the first complete NAC offering to provide non-disruptive deployment, complete network visibility, flexible policy creation, broad enforcement and remediation capabilities, all without the need for a client or infrastructure changes. With numerous global deployments to date, CounterACT continues to meet the growing demands of the enterprise providing the access control required to fulfill and surpass corporate and regulatory compliance mandates.
About Forescout Technologies, Inc.
Forescout is the leading provider of access control and compliance solutions. With top-tier customers from every vertical, Forescout has perfected the art of providing strong access control without disrupting network operations or needlessly punishing end users. Forescout’s flagship product, CounterACT, protects over 500 of the world’s most secure enterprises and military installations with global deployments spanning 37 countries. The CounterACT family of products provides a path to complete security policy enforcement and is fast and easy for administrators to deploy, manage and maintain. For more about the company and its products, visit www.forescout.com.