Forescout to Enforce Access and Endpoint Compliance Policies Agency-wide
Cupertino, Calif. — November 13, 2012 — Forescout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of automated security control solutions for Fortune 1000 enterprises and government organizations, today announced that the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA), a component of the U.S. Department of Justice, has selected Forescout to monitor and enforce network access control (NAC) and endpoint compliance policies. The agreement was managed by Patriot Technologies, a solution partner of Forescout. The EOUSA will use Forescout CounterACT appliances in its United States Attorneys’ offices nationwide.
EOUSA chose Forescout CounterACT to advance network access policies across multiple sites, achieve greater endpoint visibility and control without requiring agents and reduce total cost of ownership.
“Civilian and defense agencies are required to safeguard all access provisions and assure that devices connecting to network enclaves meet and maintain host-based security system standards,” said Bruce Tucker, president of Patriot Technologies. “Forescout CounterACT is among the leading network security platforms that we recommend to Federal organizations seeking to rapidly and cost-effectively support network access and continuous endpoint security requirements.”
Forescout’s award-winning CounterACT solution provides real-time visibility and automated control for all devices accessing network resources – leveraging an organization’s existing network and security infrastructure. Not only does Forescout support both 802.1x and non-802.1x/agentless approaches to enforce port control and trusted network access, it also offers a wealth of integrated features, extensible controls and centralized management to enable enterprise-wide deployment and scale-out.
“Agencies that seek to progress their access enforcement and continuous monitoring programs must consider usability, interoperability and automation as key factors affecting deployment success and total cost of ownership,” said Niels Jensen, vice president of federal sales at Forescout. “We welcome other progressive agencies, like the Executive Office of the United States Attorneys, to move to Forescout to experience the real-time ability to discover and examine all devices connected to the network including non-compliant and rogue endpoints.”
Forescout CounterACT has achieved the industry’s highest level of security certification for a NAC solution involving assurances from the EAL 4+level. The certification provides Forescout’s government and other clients with high confidence in the implementation of security mechanisms in CounterACT. Beyond network access control, CounterACT integrates guest networking, mobile security endpoint compliance, rich host-based security system (HBSS) remediation, and security information event management (SIEM) support to provide “continuous monitoring and remediation” capabilities. The combination of functionality and proven-scalability facilitates federal and military organizations’ efforts to quickly effectuate controls within the security technical implementation guide (STIG) and information assurance vulnerability alert (IAVA) compliance frameworks.
Forescout welcomes federal agencies and their contractors to evaluate CounterACT and see first hand, like the Executive Office for the United States Attorneys, the CounterACT difference. As illustrated by a recent, in-depth competitive Tolly Group assessment of NAC products, Forescout CounterACT provides superior usability, deployment, interoperability, functionality, management and scale.
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Patriot Technologies is a trusted partner that bridges the gap between IT security requirements and practical implementation. Government and commercial organizations rely on our solutions, including security technologies, professional services and custom hardware manufacturing & logistics solutions to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their assets while satisfying operational requirements. As a single information security source, Patriot Technologies provides objective analyses of vulnerabilities and has a proven track record of delivering customer-specific solutions based on security best practices. Our focus on security, expertise within the industry, life-cycle approach and complete suite of offerings has made Patriot the preferred partner of vendors and customers alike. Headquartered in Frederick, MD, Patriot is privately held and serves thousands of customers worldwide. Visit www.patriot-tech.com to learn more.
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.