Service Jumpstarts BYOD While Detecting Unmanaged Devices and Unauthorized Communications
SHINJUKU, JAPAN — April 23, 2013 — Softbank Technology (SBT), a core technology company of SoftBank Group companies, announced that SBT will offer a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) management and operations service to secure enterprise networks. SBT will provide BYOD managed services using Forescout CounterACT®, an appliance that is able to detect unmanaged devices and unauthorized communications.
Forescout CounterACT automatically identifies devices that are not following corporate defined security policies. CounterACT can monitor all systems such as PCs or smart devices, connected to the network and automatically detect, prevent unauthorized access and protect against worms and attack behavior. CounterACT can identify, limit or quarantine device access without requiring agents. The combination enables a more secure network and makes it easier than ever to implement BYOD. In addition, planning, system design and implementation services are available.
Taking advantage of the rich experience cultivated through its existing operations and managed services; SBT helps alleviate administrative workload by providing the service options such as remote access, hardware and system upgrades and support for Macintosh products.
The service package, excluding equipment cost, includes remote administration, management and alerting starts at ¥ 340,000 yen per month. The sales target plan is for 50 enterprise deployments over the next three years.
About Softbank Technology
SoftBank Technology Corporation is a core technology company of SoftBank Group companies and aims to deliver advanced communication platforms based on innovative digital information technologies. SoftBank Technology provides a wide range of solutions, products and services, including online business solutions and services and “Cloud Enabling®” Learn more at https://www.softbanktech.jp.
About Forescout Technologies
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.
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