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Forescout Marketing VP Scott Gordon Named CRN Channel Chief

CUPERTINO, Calif. — March 7, 2013 Forescout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of real-time, automated security control solutions for Fortune 1000 enterprises and government organizations, announced today that its vice president of worldwide marketing, Scott Gordon, was named a CRN 2013 Channel Chief. This recognition places Gordon amongst the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel. Channel Chiefs are selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.

“This Channel Chief recognition is an honor I share with the entire Forescout team, who are committed to providing innovative, best-in-class products and services and a strong channel program,” said Scott Gordon, vice president of worldwide marketing for Forescout. “I also share this with our channel partners because of their important role in our continued growth and success.”

Forescout is positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant in the Gartner Inc. 2013 Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control (NAC)[1], and Frost & Sullivan[2] has acclaimed the company as the largest independent NAC vendor and one that is growing the fastest in the market. Its product, Forescout CounterACT, provides endpoint intelligence and policy-based enforcement of all devices connected to the network. Beyond assuring trusted user and device access, the platform helps IT staff identify endpoint security gaps, such as out-of-date systems or inactive endpoint security software, and remediates those devices with little or no IT intervention. The platform offers bi-directional integration with a company’s critical operational platforms including SIEM, host-based protection, DLP, AV, Identity, Helpdesk and configuration management systems.

Forescout Mobile and Forescout MDM offer a cost-effective, flexible approach for mobile device lifecycle management. The portfolio allows IT organizations to accelerate and secure BYOD/CYOD initiatives by gaining unified visibility and automated control for all wired and wireless, mobile and PC devices, whether managed or personal. The company has forged solid relationships with mobile device management (MDM) leaders such as AirWatch, Citrix (XenMobile), Fiberlink and MobileIron.

Forescout recently expanded its channel program in a variety of areas including the rollout of an innovative NAC-as-a-Service offer with aggressive managed service pricing. It also unveiled a new Web-based customer on-boarding application with various sales, marketing and technical resources. The company’s enhanced partner portal offers an array of training, customizable seminars and co-branded materials as well as new turnkey partner lead generation programs.

“The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to driving channel programs in the IT marketplace,” said Kelley Damore, senior vice president, editorial director, CRN. “Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year’s Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud them for their continued dedication to the partner community.”

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 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 real-time network security platform for access control, mobile security, endpoint compliance and threat prevention empower IT agility while preempting risks and eliminating remediation costs. Because the Forescout CounterACT solution is easy to deploy, unobtrusive, intelligent and scalable, it has been chosen by more than 1,400 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.

About the Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrant

This Magic Quadrant graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research note and should be evaluated in the context of the entire report. The Gartner report is available upon request from Forescout. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

© Forescout Technologies 2013.  Forescout CounterACT is a trademark of Forescout Technologies, Inc.  All names mentioned are trademarks of their respective owners.

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[1] Gartner, Inc. “Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control,” report G00238941, December 3, 2012, Lawrence Orans, John Pescatore.

[2] Frost & Sullivan, “Analysis of the Network Access Control Market,” Report NAD5-01, by Chris Rodriguez, March 2012. To obtain a complimentary copy of this report, visit www.forescout.com/frost2012.


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