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Exclusive Networks Now Offers Next-Generation Network Access Control Solutions by Forescout

Forescout security automation fortifies the corporate network and reduces costs

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Munich, Germany — Sept 24, 2012 — The Exclusive Networks Group expands it’s portfolio with ground-breaking computer security automation from Forescout Technologies, Inc.  Resellers can now order Forescout solutions for security and mobile device management and receive direct support from Exclusive Networks. Forescout’s CounterACT and Mobile solutions protect corporate networks from unauthorized access, use of non-compliant devices and zero-day attacks, but at the same time allow secure access of employees and partners in the company network.

Network managers have a challenge: on one hand they need to seal off the company from unauthorized network access and inappropriate device use, while on the other hand, more and more mobile employees, customers, and partners need access to resources on the corporate network.  How can they best support a variety of users and devices including corporate and personal smartphones, tablets and PCs within the network and those remotely accessing the corporate networks?

Forescout offers a way out of this dilemma. Forescout CounterACT, Forescout Mobile and Forescout MDM security solutions provides complete visibility and allows secure management of all types of users and their PC and mobile devices accessing corporate network.

“Forescout security solutions complement the product portfolio of exclusive networks in almost perfect way,” explains Barrie Desmond, director marketing and global Accounts at The Exclusive Networks Group. “By using the Forescout CounterACT platform, users are able to protect the corporate network in an efficient manner and can ensure the observance of compliance regulations.”

“Frank Weisel, regional sales manager at Forescout technologies, added: “With exclusive networks we have obtained an established partner which will strengthen our presence on the European market and specifically in Germany.  The company was selected as a partner due to its excellent reputation for providing their resellers’ outstanding service and technical support”.

Exclusive Networks To Carry All Forescout Products
The entire product range from Forescout technologies is available now from the Exclusive Networks Group in Germany, including Forescout CounterACT, Forescout Mobile and Forescout MDM. Authorized resellers can apply for test versions of Forescout solutions from Exclusive Networks.

Security Technology Addresses Multiple Requirements

Forescout CounterACT consists of a family of integrated, scalable hardware or virtual appliances and related software modules. The solution protects corporate networks against unauthorized network access control (NAC), non-standard or insecure device configurations, as well as zero-day attacks. Furthermore, Forescout CounterACT can automatically check whether users of mobile devices comply with company-wide IT security rules.  CounterACT can enforce policies to prevent the use of unwanted applications or can repair configurations such as unpatched systems or those without of date antivirus. The CounterACT Edge appliance offers threat protection that intercepts targeted attacks and zero-day attacks on the perimeter of the network (edge), whereas CounterACT offers security and compliance checks of all devices requesting access within and operating on the corporate network.

CounterACT is also able to provide network-based security controls for all mobile and wireless devices, whether used by employees, contractors or guests.  The Exclusive Networks Group also offers Forescout mobile and Forescout MDM to provide IT managers with even more comprehensive information on all mobile devices in the network. With Forescout Mobile, users can full visibility and device-based security control for iOS and Android devices.  The add-on module also interoperates with other MDM platforms such as Fiberlink MaaS360.  With Forescout MDM (mobile device management) enterprises gain full mobile device lifecycle control with advanced provisioning, certificate, application, document, reporting and security management. The combination of Forescout network access control and mobile security products provides organizations with real-time visibility and automated control over all users and devices, managed and unmanaged, mobile and PC using corporate network resources.

About The Exclusive Networks Group
The Exclusive Networks Group offers new and growing global technology providers a Pan-European distribution model acting as a “super Value Add Distributor’.  The Group specializes in security, network, infrastructure and storage solutions and supports over 5,000 reseller partners.  The Group, known for bringing successful and innovative IT technologies to the European market, acts as an integrated association of independent and entrepreneurial led businesses with a national focus. With staff and operations in Germany and 14 countries, the company offers sales, marketing, training and technical support to manufacturers, integrators, VARs and service providers. http://www.exclusive-networks.de

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 (NAC), mobile security, endpoint compliance and threat prevention, empower IT agility while preempting risks and eliminating remediation costs.  With the Forescout CounterACT platform being 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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