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CipherTechs to Extend Managed Network Security Service Offerings Leveraging Forescout CounterACT Platform

CAMPBELL, Calif., August 28, 2014 Forescout Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of pervasive network security solutions for Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations, today announced that CipherTechs, a privately held information security services provider, will offer a new suite of managed network security services to its customers enabled by Forescout’s CounterACT® solution. This offering will provide CipherTechs customers dynamic network and endpoint intelligence, context-based access controls and policy-based mitigation of violations and threats.

According to the IDG Connect 2014 Cyber Defense Maturity Report, one in six organizations had five or more significant security incidents, and 96 percent experienced at least one in the past year. More so, over 61 percent cited low to no confidence on network device intelligence, maintaining configuration standards and defenses on devices, and ensuring virtual machines and remote devices adhere to policy. Increased demand to use personal mobile devices in the workplace (BYOD) and have easy access to IT resources and sensitive data makes it more critical for IT to implement the security policies that effectively protect networks while preserving user experience.

Network complexity, exposure diversity and threat velocity are challenging security operations. The Forescout CounterACT platform enables companies to gain real-time visibility, control and response over users, devices, systems and applications attempting to access or on their networks. CipherTechs security services, facilitated by CounterACT, are designed to support organizations that don’t necessarily have the resources to purchase, deploy and maintain on-premise solutions, or choose to simply shift this process to a dedicated service offering, allowing staff to focus on other IT priorities. And, because CounterACT and its ControlFabric® architecture offer extensive network and security infrastructure interoperability, Forescout can be reliably implemented as part of an advanced managed security service provider (MSSP) offering.

“We’ve developed this service based on our customers’ demands for tools that give them comprehensive insight into who and what is accessing their networks, greater enforcement of security policies and a more effective approach to preempt and contain threats” said Bill Dorney, director of Engineering at CipherTechs. “With this managed offering, we can significantly improve our customers’ operational oversight, risk profile and response to exposures, while at the same time improving their means to maintain compliance – all without the need to dedicate additional IT resources.”

“There are various reasons companies don’t opt to implement advanced network security solutions – the lack of resources being high on that list – but this doesn’t mean that they don’t need such tools to protect their networks against cyberthreats and expedite compliance processes,” said Nic Alicandri, chief sales and marketing officer at CipherTechs. “As an engineering organization, we are evaluated by the partners we keep, and the solutions we offer. We’ve been working with Forescout for over a decade because we believe in its technology and its ability to provide meaningful value to our customers.”

“Traditionally, network access control (NAC) technology has eluded the service provider set because of first generation limitations with regards to deployment and management complexity,” said Devin Archer, Americas channel director at Forescout Technologies. “Our CounterACT platform enables a more rapid, flexible and extensible implementation that exceeds IT organizations’ perceptions of NAC and gives MSSPs a reliable and integrated approach for offering network intelligence, endpoint compliance and threat response services.”

CipherTechs Managed Service offering with CounterACT is available now. For more details, visit www.ciphertechs.com.

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About CipherTechs
CipherTechs, Inc. is a privately held information security services provider. We focus on delivering security solutions for businesses harnessing the power of Internet communications. We audit, design and implement information security solutions in areas of IP networking, firewalls, application security, risk assessment, traffic monitoring, encryption, redundancy and strong authentication.

About Forescout Technologies, Inc.
Forescout delivers pervasive network security by allowing organizations to continuously monitor and mitigate security exposures and cyber attacks. The Company’s CounterACT platform dynamically identifies and assesses network users, endpoints and applications to provide visibility, intelligence and policy-based mitigation of security issues. Forescout’s open ControlFabric technology allows a broad range of IT security products and management systems to share information and automate remediation actions. Because Forescout’s solutions are easy to deploy, unobtrusive, flexible and scalable, they have been chosen by more than 1,700 enterprises and government agencies in 54 countries. Headquartered in Campbell, California, Forescout offers its solutions through its network of authorized partners worldwide. Learn more at www.forescout.com.

Forescout Technologies, Inc. is a privately held Delaware corporation. Forescout, the Forescout logo, ControlFabric® and CounterACT® are trademarks of Forescout. Other names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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