Forescout and ThreatStream Partner to Combine Threat Intelligence and Dynamic Mitigation of Cyberattacks
LAS VEGAS, NV, August 6, 2014 — Forescout Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of pervasive network security solutions for Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations, and ThreatStream, a next generation cyber intelligence company that enables the disruption of cyberattacks in real time, today announced a partnership and plans to enable the ThreatStream OPTIC™ platform to interoperate with Forescout’s CounterACT® platform. The planned combined solution, brought together via Forescout’s ControlFabric® architecture, will give organizations the ability to leverage global threat information with network security intelligence to reduce the mean time to identify threats and enable a real-time, policy-based mechanism to mitigate cyberattacks. ThreatStream will participate in Forescout’s ControlFabric PlugFest held at Black Hat 2014 in Las Vegas.
ThreatStream OPTIC is the first platform of its kind – a community-vetted cyber intelligence platform for enterprises and government agencies, which aggregates and analyzes indicators-of-compromise (IOC). Once a new IOC is discovered, OPTIC categorizes it and ranks it for severity and relevance using data analytics to identify relationships with known threats. The planned integration would enable CounterACT to obtain threat intelligence from ThreatStream and then apply a policy-based response to mitigate threats arising from suspicious endpoints and possibly trigger other third-party controls.
The Forescout CounterACT platform enables access control, mobile and bring your own device (BYOD) security, endpoint compliance and threat management. The solution identifies, classifies and applies network enforcement and endpoint remediation policy to managed and unmanaged users, devices, systems and applications – in real time and without requiring agents. The planned interoperability between each company’s solution will leverage Forescout’s ControlFabric architecture, which enables Forescout CounterACT and other IT solutions to exchange information and more efficiently mitigate a wide variety of network, security and operational issues. As a result, customers can achieve continuous monitoring and mitigation capabilities that better leverage their infrastructure investments and optimize their IT resources.
“The ThreatStream community-vetted approach to threat intelligence adds another layer of context to enhance Forescout CounterACT’s controls and facilitates policy-based response to help our customers take more informed and timely actions to cyberthreats,” said Sam Davis, vice president of Business Development at ThreatStream. “Because of this, joining Forescout’s ControlFabric partner ecosystem was a logical choice. The planned interoperability provides a proven, open and holistic approach to next generation network security.”
“We are pleased to expand our ControlFabric ecosystem through the addition of ThreatStream as our newest partner,” said Paul Phillips, vice president of Corporate Development at Forescout. “The company’s progressive OPTIC platform proactively seeks out new threats, and once integrated, will be able to share threat intelligence with us and other ControlFabric partners, giving customers the ability to more efficiently preempt and mitigate threats.”
ThreatStream will participate in Forescout’s ControlFabric PlugFest held in booth 852 at Black Hat USA 2014, August 5-7 in Las Vegas.
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ThreatStream is a security company offering a SaaS-based cyber security intelligence platform. The OPTIC Platform is the first-ever community-vetted cyber security intelligence solution that aggregates millions of threat indicators from around the internet and integrates them directly to an organization’s existing security infrastructure. ThreatStream provides businesses and governments visibility into newly discovered security threats so they can proactively defend against malicious attacks. Headquartered in Redwood City, CA, the company is privately held and has received venture capital backing from Google Ventures, Paladin Capital Group and individual investors. To learn more, visit www.threatstream.com and on twitter @threatstream.
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 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 in 54 countries. Headquartered in Campbell, California, Forescout offers its solutions through its network of authorized partners worldwide. Learn more at www.forescout.com.
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