Forescout CounterACT to enforce enterprise-wide use of Invincea FreeSpace, ensuring end user devices – including BYOD – gain advanced cybersecurity defenses
FAIRFAX, Va. and CUPERTINO, Calif., May 7, 2014 – Invincea, Inc., the market leader in the use of secure virtual containers for user protection against advanced cybersecurity threats, and Forescout Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of pervasive network security solutions for Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations, today announced the upcoming integration of the Invincea and Forescout CounterACT® platforms to enable continuous monitoring and prevention of advanced
cyberattacks within enterprise networks.
The Invincea Platform – which includes the FreeSpaceTM user protection software suite and the Invincea Management Service (IMS), a cloud-hosted management and threat intelligence service – currently protects more than 15,000 organizations around the globe. By integrating Forescout CounterACT – a real-time security platform that delivers visibility and automated control for devices, users, systems and applications attempting to connect to or on an enterprise network – with the Invincea Platform, enterprises can enforce safe online usage with Invincea for both enterprise and BYOD assets.
Invincea delivers proven protection from malware, whether it is advanced or conventional and whether the exploits are known, unknown or zero-days. It does so by moving the most highly targeted applications on endpoints, the web browsers, PDF reader and Office suite, into secure virtual containers on the user’s device. When a user trips across a malicious website or content, whether via a spear-phish, web-based drive-by or watering hole, Invincea contains the attack, terminates the malware, collects forensics on the threat and forwards to the Invincea Management Service. The collected forensics from each attack are then fused with third-party and organic threat intelligence to understand the attack type and adversarial profile behind the attacks. As part of Forescout’s ControlFabric® Technology Partner Program, Invincea’s platform will be integrated with Forescout CounterACT to enable customers to efficiently scope, validate and maintain FreeSpace deployment in the enterprise. Invincea will also provide Forescout with broader threat details to provide closed-loop, automated policy-based mitigation.
“As a financial services company, we anticipate regular malicious attacks from the Internet. We turned to Invincea as an extra layer of defense to protect our employees against what we see as our biggest threat – spear-phishing, watering hole attacks, drive-by-downloads and crime-ware encountered on the Internet,” said Chris Walsh, information security officer at Bank Leumi USA. “They fill a gap that has been left by traditional endpoint security providers and are incredibly effective. We also rely on Forescout to gain visibility and enforce policy for users and devices connecting to our network – including home-use devices and BYOD. With the two companies integrating their solutions, we have the ability to ensure that all of our users’ machines are protected by Invincea FreeSpace and respond to any machines not running FreeSpace so as to maintain a secure internal network.”
“At Invincea, we believe in the power of a defense-in-depth strategy,” said PJ Bihuniak, vice president of channels. “We pride ourselves on working with other leading technology providers to deliver what our customers need – solutions that work with one another to strengthen the overall security posture. Our ecosystem of technology alliances grows stronger today with our relationship with Forescout.”
“We are pleased to partner with leading threat prevention providers, such as Invincea, as their ability to detect and thwart attacks makes them a crucial part of our CounterACT ecosystem,” said Gil Friedrich, vice president of technology at Forescout. “This integration illustrates how Forescout’s customers and partners can leverage our ControlFabric technology to accelerate interoperability, bolster controls and automate policy-based mitigation.”
Invincea’s software is now deployed in more than 15,000 organizations worldwide—protecting dozens of industry verticals such as financial services, retail, energy, oil & gas, high tech, healthcare, retail, transportation, defense industrial and federal and state government agencies and companies. In June 2013, Invincea became the first advanced malware threat protection technology to ship straight from the factory on all-Dell commercial devices under the brand name of Dell Data Protection | Protected Workspace. These machines include: Precision, Latitude and Optiplex machines. The OEM deal announced by Dell is now shipping Invincea on more than 60 million devices globally over the next three years.
About Invincea, Inc.
Invincea is the premier innovator in advanced malware threat detection, breach prevention, and forensic threat intelligence. Invincea is the market-leading solution that provides organizations of all sizes – enterprises to small-medium businesses –with coverage against the largest attack surface for cyber-breach attacks aimed at end-users in the form of spear phishing, drive-by download exploits, poisoned search results and user-initiated infections. Invincea’s platform seamlessly moves the browser, PDF reader, Java, and Microsoft Office suite from the native operating system into secure virtualized environments without altering the user experience.
The company, founded by Dr. Anup Ghosh to address the rapidly increasing security threat from nation states, cyber-crime, and rogue actors, has commercialized technology originally built under DARPA funding. The company is venture capital-backed and based in Fairfax, VA. For more information, visit http://www.invincea.com.
About Forescout Technologies, Inc.
Forescout delivers pervasive network security by allowing organizations to continuously monitor and mitigate security exposures and cyberattacks. The company’s CounterACT platform dynamically identifies and assesses all network users, endpoints and applications to provide complete visibility, intelligence and policy-based mitigation of security issues. Forescout’s open ControlFabric technology allows a broad range of IT security products and management systems to share information and automate remediation actions. Because Forescout’s solutions are easy to deploy, unobtrusive, flexible and scalable, they have been chosen by more than 1,500 enterprises and government agencies in 54 countries. Headquartered in Campbell, California, Forescout offers its solutions through its network of authorized partners worldwide. Learn more at www.forescout.com