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Forescout and Carbon Black Integrate to Reduce Business Impact of Cyber Threats

  • New technology integration improves endpoint security hygiene and fortifies threat defenses across the enterprise
  • Together, Forescout and Carbon Black maximize threat hunting across managed corporate endpoints and unmanaged BYOD and IoT devices
  • Automated threat response and network containment limits malware propagation, shortens dwell time and reduces remediation costs

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 12, 2018Forescout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSCT), a leading internet of things (IoT) security company, and Carbon Black (NASDAQ:CBLK), a leader in next-generation endpoint security, today announced a new integration to fortify endpoint defenses and accelerate threat containment across enterprise networks. The Forescout Extended Module for Carbon Black combines Forescout’s agentless visibility capabilities with Carbon Black’s advanced endpoint protection, offering intelligence from Carbon Black for Indicators of Compromise (IoCs), threat hunting, and Forescout’s automated remediation and threat response.

“Enterprises are at risk as they continue to lack visibility into the devices connected to their networks as well as confidence that their corporate endpoints are properly configured, patched and free of malware,” said Brendan O’Connell, vice president of product management, Forescout. “The most prevalent attacks target traditional corporate endpoints and the vast majority exploit known software vulnerabilities and basic configuration errors. By integrating with Carbon Black, we are taking an important step to help our mutual customers harden their endpoint defenses and keep threats out.”

According to recent research, traditional antivirus solutions are only able to detect endpoint compromises 47 percent of the time, indicating that signature-based defenses are no longer sufficient in protecting modern enterprises. The research also found that 42 percent of breached endpoints involve employee-owned laptops, supporting that most organizations are unaware of a significant number of unmanaged endpoints on their network – BYOD, guest or IoT devices – which often remain invisible to most security tools. If undetected, compromised devices can be used as launch pads to target higher-value assets, gain access to sensitive information and cause significant business impact.

Now, joint customers can leverage Forescout’s integration with Carbon Black’s Cb Response and Cb Protection for advanced endpoint protection and threat intelligence to proactively combat threats across Carbon Black and Forescout-managed endpoints, and orchestrate workflows to isolate and remediate compromised devices.

“By integrating with Forescout, an industry front-runner in device visibility and automated response, we believe we are enabling our customers to gain unmatched threat hunting and containment across their enterprises,” said Tom Barsi, senior vice president of corporate and business development at Carbon Black.” As a result, security teams can accelerate threat response in order to reduce the negative effects of potential security incidents.”

The integration between Forescout and Carbon Black will provide joint customers with:

  • Comprehensive visibility across network-connected devices including BYOD, guest, IoT and off-premises corporate devices
  • Improved security hygiene and Carbon Black agent coverage on supported corporate devices
  • Joint threat hunting to reduce mean time to detect (MTTD) and mean time to respond (MTTR) for advanced threats
  • Automated threat response and reduced manual processes for improved security operations

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About Forescout

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.

© 2018 Forescout Technologies, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Forescout Technologies, Inc. is a Delaware corporation. A list of our trademarks and patents can be found at https://www.forescout.com/company/legal/intellectual-property-patents-trademarks. Other brands, products, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. 

About Carbon Black:

Carbon Black (NASDAQ:CBLK) is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. Carbon Black serves more than 4,000 customers globally, including 33 of the Fortune 100. As a cybersecurity innovator, Carbon Black has pioneered multiple endpoint security categories, including application control, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and next-generation antivirus (NGAV). Leveraging its big data and analytics cloud platform – the Cb Predictive Security Cloud – Carbon Black solutions enable customers to defend against the most advanced cyber threats, including malware, ransomware, and non-malware attacks. Deployed via the cloud, on premise, or as a managed service, customers use Carbon Black solutions to lock down critical systems, hunt threats, and replace legacy antivirus.

Carbon Black and Predictive Security Cloud are registered trademarks or trademarks of Carbon Black, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.

Media Relations Contact:
Andria Leaf
Forescout Technologies, Inc.
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Ryan Murphy
Carbon Black, Inc.
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Investor Relations Contact:
Michelle Spolver
Forescout Technologies
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