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Damballa and Forescout Partner to Further Automate Defense Against Advanced Threats

Partnership to enable enterprises to reduce risk and accelerate mitigation 

ATLANTA and CAMPBELL, Calif., March 19, 2014Damballa, the experts in advanced threat protection and containment, and Forescout Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of pervasive network security solutions for Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations, today announced a partnership and planned technology integration between the Damballa Failsafe and Forescout CounterACT® platforms to enhance visibility and automate remediation of advanced threats within enterprise networks. Leveraging Forescout ControlFabric technology, the combined solution will enable enterprises to expedite time to discovery and containment and provides the manpower required to keep up with advanced threats.

Damballa’s automated breach defense system helps enterprises fill the security gap between failed prevention and their incident response. Damballa Failsafe automatically discovers and validates successful infections with certainty; so incident responders can quickly mitigate risk. As part of Forescout’s ControlFabric Technology Partner Program, Damballa Failsafe will be integrated with Forescout CounterACT to enable customers to automatically quarantine or log devices deemed ‘infected’ by Damballa. Damballa will provide Forescout CounterACT with the details of the infected device for efficient, automated policy-based mitigation.

“Forescout’s ControlFabric provides an open approach to integrate with CounterACT and deliver additional intelligence and policy coordination necessary to advance endpoint protection, continuous monitoring and mitigation capabilities,” said Paul Rolfe, vice president of alliances at Damballa. “We are delighted to partner with Forescout as the value of the Damballa and Forescout interoperability helps enterprises enhance incident response efficiency and minimize business risk from advanced threats.”

Based on its real-time visibility and policy-based mitigation capabilities, Forescout CounterACT will leverage the actionable information about known and unknown threats from Damballa Failsafe. CounterACT will receive the malware details from Damballa Failsafe and allows enterprises to take actions based on triggered policies, which can quarantine infected endpoints, isolate the communications channels of breached systems, block the infection source or automatically install hot patches as needed on endpoints.

“We are pleased to partner with leading advanced threat detection providers, such as Damballa, as their ability to discover and confirm infections makes them a crucial part of our CounterACT ecosystem,” said Gil Friedrich, vice president of technology for Forescout. “This integration illustrates how Forescout’s customers and partners can leverage our ControlFabric technology to accelerate interoperability to automate policy-based action and accelerate threat containment and remediation.”

Damballa has also joined the Forescout ControlFabric Technology Partner Program. The program allows Forescout to further collaborate with industry-leading hardware and software vendors, examine ways to team their solutions with Forescout CounterACT and deliver greater customer value.

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About Damballa
As the experts in advanced threat protection and containment, Damballa discovers active threats that bypass all security prevention layers. Damballa identifies evidence of malicious network traffic in real time, rapidly pinpointing the compromised devices that represent the highest risk to a business. Our patented solutions leverage Big Data from the industry’s broadest data set of consumer and enterprise network traffic, combined with machine learning, to automatically discover and terminate criminal activity, stopping data theft, minimizing business disruption, and reducing the time to response and remediation. Damballa protects any device or OS including PCs, Macs, Unix, iOS, Android, and embedded systems. Damballa protects more than 400 million endpoints globally at enterprises in every major market and for the world’s largest ISP and telecommunications providers. For more information, visit www.damballa.com, or follow us on Twitter @DamballaInc.

About Forescout Technologies, Inc.
Forescout delivers pervasive network security by allowing organizations to continuously monitor and mitigate security exposures and cyberattacks. The company’s CounterACT platform dynamically identifies and assesses all 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 1,500 enterprises and government agencies. 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, CounterACT® and ControlFabric are trademarks of Forescout. Other names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.