Cupertino, Calif. — June 26, 2013— Forescout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of real-time network security solutions for Fortune 1000 enterprises and government organizations, today announced it won the GOVTek Executive Government Technology Award for Best Mobility Solution. The award winners were announced at the GOVTek Awards Gala, which celebrates and recognizes government and industry IT leaders whose visions, innovations and accomplishments have improved efficiency, the delivery of government services, citizen communication, information sharing and security of national assets.
“We are honored to be recognized by the Government Technology Research Alliance (GTRA) as a security leader supporting enterprise mobility management within the government community,” said Niels Jensen, vice president of federal sales at Forescout. “As government agencies roll out BYOD programs, we welcome the opportunity to assist them by providing visibility of all the devices attempting to access network resources and sensitive data, and to enforce policy and enable control of personal and mobile devices.”
Forescout CounterACT is an all-in-one, out-of-band network security appliance that integrates with your existing wired and wireless infrastructure. The approach allows enterprises to see all devices the moment they try to access the network and apply policy to allow, deny or limit access. CounterACT grants access based on the user’s identity, the device type and the security posture of the device. The authorization functionality can be provided as an 802.1x RADIUS proxy, a RADIUS server or without the use of 802.1x or agents. Beyond access control, the solution offers a broad range of device classification, endpoint enforcement and remediation capabilities, as well as dynamic elimination of rogue wireless access points (WAP).
As an add-on to CounterACT, Forescout MDM Integration Module provides bi-directional integration with leading Mobile Device Management (MDM) platforms such as AirWatch, Citrix XenMobile, Fiberlink and MobileIron. The integration provides agencies numerous operational and security benefits, such as:
- Automating policy-based enrollment of agency-provisioned and personal mobile devices
- Removing mobile device security gaps by forcing posture checks on network resource access
- Providing post-admission controls to remove non-compliant mobile devices from the network
As a result, CounterACT provides IT a single pane of glass and operational insight with regards to all managed and unmanaged, wired and wireless, and PC, mobile and embedded devices attempting access or on agency networks.
The GTRA Council Members and community evaluate and vote for winning agencies and solution providers based on their innovations and accomplishments from the past year. Details about the GOVTek Awards and the list of winners in all categories are available at http://www.gtra.org/gtra-events/govtek-awards.
Forescout has received numerous awards for their accomplishments including being ranked as a leader in the 2012 Gartner Magic Quadrant for NAC and being named by Frost and Sullivan in its 2013 NAC report as the sole market contender, and the one possessing the highest market penetration and capability to meet market demands for technology and scalability.
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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 real-time network security platform for access control, mobile security, endpoint compliance and threat prevention empower IT agility while preempting risks and eliminating remediation costs. Because the Forescout CounterACT® solution is easy to deploy, unobtrusive, intelligent and scalable, it has been chosen by more than 1,400 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 and CounterACT® are trademarks of Forescout. Other names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.