Warwick, R.I. — August 29, 2012 — Atrion Networking Corporation, a leading IT services provider, and Forescout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of automated security control solutions for Fortune 1000 enterprises and government organizations, jointly announced an alliance for Atrion to extend its portfolio of network access, mobile and endpoint security services leveraging Forescout’s NAC, Mobile and MDM suite. This partnership lets companies that put BYOD (bring your own device) and MDM (Mobile Device Management) front and center on their business and IT watch-lists design and quickly build out a secure, flexible approach to enterprise mobility—and take advantage of IT consumerization.
Companies are intently seeking ways to leverage increased mobility and network accessibility for their employees and partners. In 2010, research firm Gartner Inc. predicted that “by 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide.” According to research by Canalys, smartphone shipments outpaced personal computer shipments—including tablets, laptops, netbooks and desktops—for the first time in 2011. These predictions and figures indicate a growing need for intentional and strategic IT decisions based on mobility management. At the same time, the productivity, economic and business benefits of embracing personal mobile device use must take into account inherit data leakage and compliance risks.
By employing best practices, best-in-class tools and a business-centered approach to services, Atrion is able to extend customers’ IT resources and expedite results that meet appropriate operations and security requirements. Atrion delivers a comprehensive array of professional services that include: network asset intelligence, vulnerability and compliance assessment, network access control (NAC), mobile device management (MDM) and more.
In conjunction with Atrion achieving Forescout Gold Access Partner status, the companies are sponsoring a free, IT executive seminar luncheon on September 14th in Cranston, Rhode Island. This industry-analyst led forum will feature interactive presentations and discussion on mobile and bring your own device (BYOD) policies including operational, data protection, application security, support and technology considerations. Atrion events intentionally bring IT practitioners and leaders together in a “no-sell” zone to foster dialogue between experts and practitioners for the purpose of knowledge-share and peer-to-peer interaction. Attendance will be limited. IT executives interested in participating can register by sending an email of interest to Ashley Mercado, program manager, Atrion Networking Corp., [email protected].
“Mobile device management and network access control have become fundamental security technologies in this era of borderless perimeters and IT consumerization,” said Chris Poe, chief technology officer at Atrion. “By extending our business approach to services with superior solutions, such as those by Forescout, our clients can meet their IT objectives and lower costs with adequate risk management.”
“We are very pleased to welcome Atrion to the Forescout family as an authorized Gold Access Partner. We teamed with Atroin due to their solid reputation, proven expertise, excellent references and well-founded service offerings. We anticipate our partnership to be very successful and valued by our mutual customers,” said Sam Davis, vice president of business development at Forescout.
A recent Frost & Sullivan report recognized Forescout as the largest independent NAC vendor, and one that is growing the fastest among leaders in the network access control (NAC) market.1 Forescout CounterACT provides real-time endpoint intelligence and policy-based enforcement of all devices connected to the network. Beyond assuring trusted user and device access, the platform helps IT staff find and fix endpoint security gaps with little or no IT intervention. Forescout Mobile and Forescout MDM offer a comprehensive, easy and cost-effective means to advance bring your own device (BYOD) and mobile device lifecycle management. The portfolio allows IT organizations to gain unified visibility and automated control for all wired and wireless mobile and PC devices, whether managed or personal.
Established in 1987, Atrion is an IT Services Provider that designs, deploys and manages business-driven information technology solutions for AlwaysOn performance. With a dedicated focus on clients, Atrion accelerates business productivity and growth with full-scale customized technology solutions including: consultation, project management, training and education, telephony, software and application services, equipment procurement, local and wide area networks, and managed services. Atrion’s SMB division provides small and medium-sized businesses comprehensive IT and hosting services at a competitive price point and Atrion Carrier Services offers multi-vendor voice and data, network, consulting and contract negotiation services.
Atrion’s 1nService affiliation allows it to service companies locally and internationally. Atrion is a Cisco Gold Partner, Microsoft Gold Partner, consecutive-year Inc. 5000 and VAR 500 recipient, and a Providence Business News 2010-2012 Best Place to Work Company. To learn how we can empower your business, visit www.atrion.net. Contact: Ashley Mercado, Program Manager, [email protected].
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 1,700 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.
1 Gartner, “Gartner Highlights Key Predictions for IT Organizations and Users in 2010 and Beyond,” January 2010. http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1278413
2 Canalys, “Smart phones overtake client PCs in 2011,” February 2012. http://www.canalys.com/newsroom/smart-phones-overtake-client-pcs-2011
3 Frost & Sullivan, “Analysis of the Network Access Control Market,” Report NAD5-01, by Chris Rodriguez, March 2012. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit www.forescout.com/frost2012.
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