Cupertino, Calif. – March 31, 2008 – Forescout Technologies, the leading provider of clientless network access control (NAC) for Fortune 500 enterprises and government organizations, today announced an expansion of its Lockdown Networks buyback program to cover any qualified NAC product from competing vendors including Bradford Networks, Cisco, ConSentry Networks, Juniper Networks, StillSecure, Vernier Networks, and others. This comes after a week of partner requests to apply credit to other NAC products which have not satisfied customer needs in order to migrate to Forescout’s easy to deploy, easy to use CounterACT NAC platform.
The Forescout Buyback Program offers customers a direct credit per NAC appliance based upon the specific CounterACT replacement appliance(s) selected. This program will be available through June 30, 2008.
“Forescout expects to be the go-to market alternative to Cisco as well as the complimentary NAC extension to every network where Microsoft and Symantec’s end point agents are deployed," said T. Kent Elliott, CEO of Forescout. “Our ease of use, intuitive deployment interface, business logic based policy creation, and broad experience in real-life global deployments in enforcement mode are the foundations of this success and what will continue to keep Forescout to the forefront of this market."
The buyback program is being extended to demonstrate to customers the benefits of a mature NAC solution that is flexible and scalable. CounterACT is an award winning, globally deployed NAC solution that has gained a solid reputation for its ease of use, business-centric policy enforcement, and non-disruptive approach to network security policy enforcement.
“Forescout’s ability to offer a buyback program like this is the best indicator of its success in the NAC space to date," said Niccolo Alicandri, Managing Director of CipherTechs. “As a partner, it allows us to connect with a potential client whose support organization has suddenly vanished, and offer a high-value solution, with a high-value business proposition. The fact that we can offer a credit for a product that could potentially be obsolete as its manufacturer has gone under says much about the stability and future of Forescout."
CounterACT is an out-of-band, clientless network access control appliance that delivers business-ready NAC by providing the ability to detect every device, interrogate the device for policy compliance, enforce network security policies and remediate non-compliant systems. This is accomplished without any form of network disruption. CounterACT provides complete pre- and post- connect access control policy enforcement ensuring devices remain fully compliant with network security policies. In addition, CounterACT’s built-in intrusion prevention module ensures the network is always protected from malicious threats no matter where or how a device connects.
CipherTechs, Inc is a privately held information security services provider. We focus on delivering security solutions for businesses harnessing the power of Internet communications. We audit, design and implement information security solutions in areas of IP networking, firewalls, application security, risk assessment, traffic monitoring, encryption, redundancy and strong authentication. For more information, please visit www.ciphertechs.com.
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.