Forescout and IBM

Why Solution Integration?

Forescout has partnered with IBM® to deliver unique and powerful solutions for continuous monitoring and mitigation of enterprise risk and closure of compliance gaps. The joint solutions combine the Forescout platform with IBM BigFix®, QRadar® and MaaS36® solutions.

The Forescout – IBM integrated solutions help you:

  • Gain comprehensive real-time device visibility including traditional IT, mobile, IoT, BYOD, Guest, and Operational Technology (OT)
  • Continuously enforce compliance, automate non-compliance remediation
  • Gain in-depth device insight, improve situational awareness and accelerate incident response

Continuously Enforce Endpoint Compliance

The Forescout eyeExtend for IBM BigFix® module is a Forescout-engineered and supported bi-directional integration that helps actively reduce risk due to endpoint vulnerabilities or non-compliance. The joint solution provides a range of essential endpoint security capabilities, including:

  • Comprehensive endpoint visibility across device types and network tiers, including mobile, BYOD, guest, IoT, OT, and rogue
  • Maximize BigFix agent coverage and effectiveness
  • Continuously enforce configuration compliance, mitigate threats and trigger remediation actions
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Accelerate Cohesive Insight and Incident Response

The Forescout eyeExtend for IBM QRadar module and complementary Forescout App for IBM QRadar in IBM X-Force Exchange enables bi-directional information sharing and orchestrated workflows. The integrated solution provides advanced insight and incident response capabilities across device types and network tiers enabling you to:

  • Eliminate blind spots with rich contextual correlated data
  • Enhance situational awareness enabling rapid incident detection, investigation and prioritization
  • Accelerate incident response to mitigate and remediate threats with policy-driven orchestrated workflows across Forescout, ORadar and other tools.

Enhance Mobility Management with Greater Control

The Forescout eyeExtend for IBM MaaS360 module and the complimentary Forescout App for IBM MaaS360 enables bi-directional integration for unified security policy management of devices on your network regardless of the type (PC, Mac, Linux®, tablet, smartphone), the connection (wired, wireless, VPN, remote) or ownership (corporate or personal). By combining Forescout and IBM MaaS360, you also enhance mobility management with system and network controls to continuously enforce compliance and increase security protection.

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