CounterACT is the first IoT security product certified under Common Criteria and the U.S. military’s Unified Capabilities Approved Product List
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 26, 2018 – Forescout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSCT), a leading internet of things (IoT) security company, today announced that Forescout CounterACT® is the first IoT security product1 in its class to receive independent product certifications under both the Common Criteria and the U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Information Network Approved Products List (DoDIN APL) designation. These certifications assure U.S. government buyers and contractors that Forescout’s technology meets exacting security and integrity benchmarks necessary for supporting government agencies’ crucial missions. As IoT devices for facility automation, physical security and operations continue to redefine cybersecurity priorities across government, Forescout’s commitment to performance and acquisition standards confirms the company as an integral partner for military and civilian federal agencies.
“Forescout continually pursues and receives essential certifications the government relies on for deploying proven, innovative technologies,” said Rob Greer, chief product officer, Forescout. “Today’s Common Criteria recognition is a renewal of a certification that Forescout first received in 2012 and illustrates the quality and dependability of our solution. Complementing this recognition, CounterACT’s selection for the DoDIN APL asserts Forescout’s strategic footprint in the military by validating our security performance and high interoperability. It also demonstrates our commitment to the military services and DoD agencies, which depend on Forescout to deliver needed capabilities.”
The Forescout CounterACT device visibility platform provides insight into the diverse types of devices connected across government organizations’ heterogeneous networks—from campus and data center to cloud and operational technology (OT) networks. CounterACT’s agentless technology discovers, classifies and assesses traditional and IoT devices that touch government networks. This allows agencies to auto classify connected assets using passive and active profiling techniques and leverage insight from more than three million devices maintained in Forescout’s Device Cloud.
Using CounterACT, federal IT and security managers can automatically assess device security posture and create context-aware policies for device compliance, network segmentation and incident response to control the permitted behavior of IP-connected systems, including IoT. Forescout delivers these capabilities to federal civilian agencies through the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Continuous Diagnostic and Mitigation (CDM) program and DoD components through the agency’s Comply to Connect (C2C) initiative. This further validates Forescout as a natural fit for customers’ evolving, IoT-driven security programs.
Established as an independent, international certification standard, Common Criteria’s objectives include ensuring that evaluations of information technology products and protection profiles are performed to high and consistent standards, eliminating burdens arising from duplicative product evaluations and improving certifications’ efficiency. CounterACT is certified against the collaborative Protection Profile for Network Devices (NDcPP).
The Pentagon’s lead IT organization, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), maintains the DoD Information Network Approved Products List, which helps defense buyers coordinate purchasing and operations over all DoD network infrastructures.
Today’s Common Criteria and DoDIN APL announcements follow significant government certification and sales milestones this year. In March, Forescout announced that DISA added CounterACT to the DoD’s select list of commercial technology products receiving Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) issued to the Pentagon’s strategic cybersecurity vendors. In January, Forescout announced that the DoD awarded the company and its federal partners an enterprise-wide blanket purchase (BPA) agreement through the military’s Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) program.
- Common Criteria Certificate for Forescout CounterACT: Common Criteria Web site
- Common Criteria Products List: https://www.commoncriteriaportal.org/products/
- Details on DoD Information Network Approved Products List: Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) Web site
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Forescout Technologies, Inc. helps make the invisible visible. Our company provides Global 2000 enterprises and government agencies with agentless visibility and control of traditional and IoT devices the instant they connect to the network. Our technology integrates with disparate security tools to help organizations accelerate incident response, break down silos, automate workflows and optimize existing investments. Learn more at www.forescout.com.
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1 Based on Gartner Market Guide for IoT Security, October 3, 2016