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Forescout Announces Advanced Threat Mitigation Capabilities to Enable Rapid Response to APTs and Breaches

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CAMPBELL, Calif., April 21, 2015 – Forescout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of continuous monitoring and mitigation solutions for Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations, today announced new ControlFabric integrations with several industry-leading advanced threat detection (ATD) solutions. These integrations allow customers to quickly and automatically contain advanced persistent threats (APTs) and ultimately disrupt their propagation in the corporate network environment. Forescout’s current ecosystem of ATD partners includes leading vendors such as Bromium, Damballa, Invincea and Palo Alto Networks.

ATD solutions help protect organizations against targeted APTs and zero-day malware. By integrating with Forescout CounterACT via the ControlFabric architecture, Forescout customers can leverage their NAC environments to automate the mitigation of detected threats and provide an enhanced scope of the attack, ultimately reducing the response time.

“Today’s advanced threat detection takes various behavioral approaches to illuminating malware. Instead of trying to detect malware based on what it is (signature-based), behavioral malware detection relies on what the malware does,” said Frank Dickson, research director at Frost & Sullivan. “However, detection is only half the battle; the other half requires blocking and, if necessary, remediating the affected systems. Without a system capable of automated response to quickly react to threats once discovered, companies are effectively open windows for data exfiltration or malware propagation on their networks. Data exfiltration is measured in minutes; the metric for response needs to be the same.”

ATD/CounterACT Integration
Forescout CounterACT works with ATD solutions to provide an effective approach to risk management and threat mitigation. The joint solutions provide real-time visibility and compliance management of devices on the network, effective response to APTs and zero-day threats, and automation to efficiently and accurately mitigate endpoint risks and advanced threats.

“Combining CounterACT with leading ATD solutions such as those from Bromium, Damballa, Invincea and Palo Alto Networks allows customers to scan their network devices and give additional clues to determine the extent of infection, while also initiating action to prevent malware propagation and the likelihood of a data breach,” said Len Rosenberg, RVP of Systems Engineering at Forescout. “Our ControlFabric integrations demonstrate Forescout’s commitment to delivering holistic solutions that help customers derive the greatest benefit from their security investments and significantly improve their security postures.”

Forescout CounterACT® exemplifies Forescout’s leadership in continuous monitoring and mitigation. Leveraging next-generation NAC technology, the CounterACT platform provides real-time visibility to users, devices, including BYOD, systems and applications and allows IT organizations to centrally apply granular policies to understand their true security posture and to automatically respond to a wide variety of security issues. Powered by ControlFabric® technology, the platform also enables network, security and management solutions to dynamically exchange information, which, in turn, allows enterprises to respond to issues more effectively and better leverage their existing security investments.

To experience some of the latest Forescout ControlFabric integrations, visit us at the RSA Conference (#RSAC) in San Francisco, April 20-24 at booth #1233.

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About Forescout Technologies, Inc.

Forescout enables organizations to continuously monitor and mitigate security exposures and cyberattacks. The company’s CounterACT® appliance dynamically identifies and evaluates network users, endpoints and applications to provide visibility, intelligence and policy-based mitigation of security problems. Forescout’s open ControlFabric® architecture 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, extensible and scalable, as of January 1, 2015, they have been chosen by more than 1,800 of the world’s most secure enterprises and government agencies in more than 62 countries. Headquartered in Campbell, California, Forescout offers its solutions through its global network of authorized partners. Learn more at www.forescout.com.

©2015 Forescout Technologies, Inc. is a privately held Delaware corporation. Forescout, the Forescout logo, ControlFabric, ActiveResponse and CounterACT are trademarks or registered trademarks of Forescout. Other names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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