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Austrian Post Deploys Forescout CounterACT to Secure Head Office and Multiple Networks

100% network visibility, endpoint compliance and automated defences are key benefits

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Infosecurity Europe 2012, London UK — April 24, 2012 — Forescout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of automated security control solutions for Fortune 1000 enterprises and government organisations, today announced that Austrian Post AG, the leading provider of mail shipping services in Austria, has selected Forescout CounterACT to protect is head office network against unauthorised access and possible hacking. Since deploying CounterACT, Austrian Post is saving its IT team costs and works with increased efficiency.

A recent security audit prompted Post AG’s immediate search for a network access control (NAC) solution that would protect the network against unauthorised access. With a total of 23,000 staff – including employees at subsidiaries in 12 other European locations – infrastructure resiliency, security and privacy compliance was paramount in their NAC selection process.

After assessing leading NAC alternatives, Austrian Post chose the Forescout CounterACT automated security control platform. Compared with other solutions they had looked at, CounterACT provided the best range of functionality, usability and scalability at a competitive price. Low cost of implementation was another compelling factor. Further, not only did Forescout CounterACT support real-time device detection and assessment of all endpoints without requiring agents, but it proved to reliably recognise any device, including personal mobile devices, on the network behaving suspiciously.

“CounterACT offers complete transparency of all devices on the network, policy enforcement, and improved protection against possible hacking,” said Michael Zatl, Network Manager at Post AG.
“It was also remarkably simple to implement and manage: we were able to make use of all the functionality we needed within one week. In total, CounterACT saves our IT team several days per month – time that would otherwise have been spent monitoring the network and more manually responding to security issues with connected devices – and that’s a real benefit.”

“We appreciate progressive companies, such as Austrian Post AG, leveraging our automated security control platform in order to better manage risks and lower operating costs,” said Gord Boyce, CEO at Forescout. “We welcome other organisations to take Forescout for a test drive and see first hand how CounterACT delivers superior network access, endpoint compliance and mobile security results.”

Forescout was recently recognised by Frost & Sullivan as the largest independent NAC vendor and one that is growing the fastest among market leaders. To obtain an abridged copy of Frost & Sullivan 2012 NAC market analysis, visit www.forescout.com/frost2012.

About Forescout Technologies, Inc.
Forescout enables organisations 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 (NAC), 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 authorised 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.

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