Achievements further validate company’s technology innovation to provide visibility and control of IoT devices on enterprise networks
SAN JOSE, Calif., November 15, 2017 – Forescout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSCT), a leading Internet of Things (IoT) security company, today announced its flagship solution, Forescout CounterACT®, has been recognized by premier publications, CRN and IoT Innovator, as a cutting-edge IoT security solution. The CRN Tech Innovator awards recognize standout products and solutions that are moving the IT industry forward through innovation and technological advancements. Additionally, the IoT Innovator awards honor the best of IoT businesses and products across the globe.
“IoT devices have become the hackers’ darlings to penetrate traditional defenses. In fact, Mirai and IoT Reaper were the tipping point for IoT security, and our partners and customers recognize this need,” said Rob Greer, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of products, Forescout. “Recognition of our IoT security solution by CRN and IoT Innovator speaks volumes for our product’s agentless visibility and control to help enterprises reduce security risk in the world of IoT.”
One of the biggest challenges enterprises face today is a lack of visibility into what is connecting to their corporate network. Traditional security solutions are not capable of seeing all devices, including IoT devices, as they cannot add security agents or software the same way you can with a laptop or computer. Forescout pioneered an agentless approach to security to provide real-time discovery, classification, assessment and monitoring of devices connecting to the network.
CRN Tech Innovator Award
CRN, a top news source for solution providers and the IT channel, presented Forescout with its annual Tech Innovator award. The CRN Tech Innovator awards select outstanding technology after thorough evaluation of 216 products across 32 categories using several criteria, including technological advancements, uniqueness of features and potential to help solution providers solve end users’ IT challenges.
“The vendors and products on CRN’s Tech Innovator list represent some of the most creative and forward-thinking achievements yet seen in the channel,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. “We are honored to recognize Forescout for its ingenuity and the growth the company is driving across the industry, overall trailblazing innovation in the IoT security space.”
IoT Innovator – Best IoT Security Software Award
Forescout was also recognized by the IoT Innovator awards in the Best IoT Security Software category.
“Our judging panel was impressed by this year’s caliber of applicants and even further dazzled by the winners and finalists of the 2017 IoT Innovator Awards,” said Kim Kay, editor-in-chief, IoT Innovator. “The winners are managing to bind together our world by interconnecting devices, places and people in a truly valuable way. We thought that deserved some recognition.”
Forescout Technologies, Inc. helps make the invisible visible. Our company provides Global 2000 enterprises and government agencies with agentless visibility and control of traditional and IoT devices the instant they connect to the network. Our technology integrates with disparate security tools to help organizations accelerate incident response, break down silos, automate workflows and optimize existing investments. Learn more at www.forescout.com.
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