Forescout To Enforce Access and Endpoint Compliance Policies Agency-wide
Las Vegas, October 23, 2012 — Focus12 — Forescout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of automated security control solutions for Global 1000 enterprises and government organizations, today deepened its collaboration with McAfee by bringing its best-in-class network access control (NAC) solution to McAfee customers and through its appointment as a McAfee Sales Teaming Partner within the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance™ (SIA) program. McAfee will present Forescout CounterACT as its preferred NAC platform to existing and prospective McAfee NAC customers. The combination of Forescout CounterACT with McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM), McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (McAfee ePO) software, and McAfee Endpoint Protection helps customers realize continuous monitoring and mitigation benefits.
“Enterprises are seeking solutions that offer demonstrable network visibility and endpoint compliance advantages, which are crucial to improve IT responsiveness and risk management. Network access control technologies are in the best position to help organizations leverage BYOD devices and enforce policy to contain unknown and unwanted device, network, application and data leakage exposures,” said Richard Stiennon, principal analyst at IT-Harvest Research. “The integration of leading endpoint protection, policy management and SIEM solutions with next-generation NAC solutions, such as those from Forescout, allows companies to automate threat monitoring and remediation, which can dramatically improve GRC processes.”
Forescout’s strategic partnership with McAfee provides IT security managers with superior network access and endpoint compliance of both managed and unmanaged devices enterprise-wide. The recently released Forescout CounterACT 7 NAC platform is fully integrated and interoperable with McAfee solutions, specifically with McAfee ePO software and McAfee ESM. In particular, Forescout CounterACT helps automate the identification and profiling of network devices, provides McAfee ePO software and HBSS agent detection, finds and remediates endpoint security gaps, and provides dynamic endpoint intelligence and remediation capabilities for McAfee ESM. CounterACT, a Common Criteria EAL 4+ certified solution, supports DISA STIG, FISMA and FDCC security guidance for port control and endpoint compliance.
“When I can integrate the best network and security products, it opens the door to a lot of operational advantages. As a customer of Forescout and McAfee, their interoperability allows me to automate a number of risk management and incident response tasks that saves resources and helps my team meet operational and compliance goals,” stated Waqas Akkawi, director of information security at SIRVA Inc.
“The McAfee Security Innovation Alliance is the foundation of a technology ecosystem designed to assemble the world’s leading security innovators,” said Ed Barry, vice president of the Security Innovation Alliance at McAfee. “By partnering with Forescout, our customers will be able to utilize a NAC platform that integrates seamlessly with our enterprise security solutions to automate security and compliance processes.”
“Being named by McAfee as a sales teaming partner and as their preferred NAC solution is a great opportunity for our mutual customers,” said Gord Boyce, CEO of Forescout. “The strong partnership between our companies and broad integration with McAfee products means that customers can fully leverage their McAfee investment to securely enable business accessibility and move the GRC needle.”
About Forescout CounterACT
Forescout is a fully integrated NAC solution that delivers hybrid 802.1X and agentless NAC functionality making it the easiest and most flexible to deploy, administer and scale. CounterACT lets organizations see and control everything connected to their network, no matter the device or user. The platform employs 802.1X, RADIUS and multi-factor authentication, identity and endpoint assessment technologies to grant, limit or block access, as well as manage guests and mobile devices in real-time. Advanced policy enforcement capabilities allows administrators to set rules that can dynamically find and fix endpoint configuration and security issues with little or no intervention, or to automatically quarantine or remove devices in compliance violation or exhibiting malicious behavior.
About Forescout Technologies, Inc.
Forescout enables organizations to accelerate productivity and connectivity by allowing users to access corporate network resources where, how and when needed without compromising security. Forescout’s automated solutions for network access control, mobile security, endpoint compliance and threat prevention empower IT agility while preempting risks and eliminating remediation costs. Because the Forescout CounterACT platform is easy to deploy, unobtrusive, intelligent and scalable, it has been chosen by more than 1,300 of the world’s most secure enterprises and military installations for global deployments spanning 37 countries. Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Forescout delivers its solutions through its network of authorized partners worldwide. Learn more at www.forescout.com.
Forescout Technologies, Inc. is a privately held Delaware corporation. Forescout, the Forescout logo, CounterACT and ActiveResponse are trademarks of Forescout. Other names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.