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Forescout CounterACT Protects LANs Against Conficker

CounterACT Webinar Emphasizes How Customers Can Prevent Infection and Spread of Virulent Malware

Cupertino, Calif. – February 4, 2009 – Forescout Technologies, Inc., provider of market-leading CounterACT network access control platforms, today announced that SIRVA, Inc., a leading provider of relocation solutions, successfully thwarted infection and spread of the virulent Conficker malware, thanks to CounterACT. With CounterACT, enterprises like SIRVA can prevent zero-day malware outbreaks by stopping infections in real-time and ensuring strong policy-based enforcement is in place to secure and shield the LAN against future threat. To learn more about how CounterACT can protect their LANs against malicious malware attacks, customers can download and listen to the webinar: 24/7/365 Protection with CounterACT.

“Forescout CounterACT offers us powerful protection against rapid-spreading malware like Conficker," said Waqas Akkawi, senior manager of IT Security at SIRVA, Inc. “Using CounterACT’s policy creation and enforcement technology, we have fortified our LAN with threat prevention controls. When Conficker attempted to enter the LAN through infected computers, CounterACT detected and blocked the connection attempts. CounterACT is simply the strongest threat prevention solution available: it allows us to maintain maximum network up-time to run the business, while proactively protecting our clients’ information."

Ideally suited for enterprise networks with mobile clients such as employee, guest and contractor laptops, CounterACT offers a wide range of security benefits:

  • Prevention & Protection – CounterACT ensures that the MS-Update service is always running on every Windows device. It also blocks Conficker infection using strong, built-in threat prevention technology.
  • Enforcement & Remediation – CounterACT ensures other IT protection tools (anti-virus, anti-spyware, etc.) are working and “always on” and automatically remediates infected hosts.
  • Monitoring & Reporting – CounterACT continuously monitors endpoint security posture and maintains a clean, secure network. It also records all remediation/enforcement actions taken against Conficker on malicious and/or infected hosts.

“In the presence of real threat, CounterACT has once again proven to deliver absolute 24/7/365 protection," said Gord Boyce, president of Forescout. “This demonstrates to our customers that CounterACT is a sound investment that continues to save them time and money."

About Forescout Technologies, Inc.

Forescout is the leading provider of access control and compliance solutions. With top-tier customers from every vertical, Forescout has perfected the art of providing strong access control without disrupting network operations or needlessly punishing end users. Forescout’s flagship product, CounterACT, protects over 500 of the world’s most secure enterprises and military installations with global deployments spanning 37 countries. The CounterACT family of products provides a path to complete security policy enforcement and is fast and easy for administrators to deploy, manage and maintain. For more about the company and its products, visit www.forescout.com.

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