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Charles River Selects Forescout Network Access Control for Superior Functionality, Manageability and Cost Savings

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Cupertino, Calif. — March 28, 2012 —  Forescout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of automated security control solutions for Fortune 1000 enterprises and government organizations, is pleased to add Charles River Laboratories to the growing number of satisfied customers who have chosen to adopt Forescout CounterACT in place of earlier generation network access control (NAC) solutions.

Like other IT organizations, Charles River made investments in an infrastructure-based NAC to fortify access and endpoint compliance only to realize challenges with regards to agent issues, operational disruptions and policy management. Charles River chose Forescout CounterACT, which enabled the company to quickly implement and unify NAC policies across multiple sites; achieve greater endpoint visibility and control without requiring agents; and lower their total cost of ownership.

“It’s rare that I get an opportunity to be as enthusiastic about a product as I am about Forescout CounterACT,” said Keith Alan Rodwell, principal infrastructure and security architect at Charles River. “At a time when IT tool chests are filled with one-time, limited use products, it is refreshing to have a product like CounterACT, which supports our security, desktop management, help desk, active directory and enterprise applications groups.”

“Seamless implementation, proven interoperability, usability and automation are among key factors why Forescout customers are so successful with their CounterACT deployments,” said Jack Marsal, director of solution marketing at Forescout. “We welcome other progressive IT organizations, like Charles River, to upgrade to Forescout to realize greater visibility, control and savings.”

Forescout CounterACT provides real-time visibility and automated control for all devices accessing network resources – leveraging a company’s existing infrastructure. Not only does CounterACT support both 802.1x and non-802.1x/agentless approaches to enforce trusted network access, it also offers a wealth of integrated features, built-in and extensible policies and enforcement options, and centralized policy management. Forescout’s automated security control platform combines guest networking, mobile security, endpoint compliance and threat prevention to provide value for the entire IT organization.

Forescout welcomes IT organizations to evaluate CounterACT and see first hand, like Charles River, the CounterACT difference. As illustrated by a recent, in-depth competitive Tolly Group assessment of NAC products, Forescout CounterACT provides superior usability, deployment, interoperability, functionality, management and scale. From now through August 31, 2012, customers of Cisco, Juniper, Symantec, Sophos, Bradford Networks and other NAC products can switch up to Forescout at an attractive discount. This offer applies to end users’ licensed NAC products under maintenance for like Forescout CounterACT virtual appliances – other terms and conditions apply. For more details, visit www.forescout.com/switchup.

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 1,300 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 authorized partners worldwide. Learn more at www.forescout.com.

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