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Forescout CounterACT Wins Best NAC Solution in 2015 SC Awards

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RSA CONFERENCE, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 22, 2015 – Forescout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of continuous monitoring and mitigation solutions that help enterprises prevent and respond to cyberthreats, today announced that CounterACT® was named as the top solution in the Reader Trust Award Best NAC Solution category at the 2015 SC Awards. CounterACT was judged and won against solutions from Cisco, Cryptzone, Hexis and Trustwave.

Forescout CounterACT® exemplifies Forescout’s leadership in continuous monitoring and mitigation. Leveraging next-generation network access control (NAC) technology, the CounterACT platform provides real-time visibility to users, devices including bring your own device (BYOD), systems, and applications. It allows IT organizations to centrally apply granular policies to understand their true security posture and to respond automatically 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.

“The explosion of mobile devices, cloud, and wireless access has thrown a giant spotlight on securing the network. This is where the action is, and the rapid growth of network security companies, including Forescout, proves it,” said Michael DeCesare, president and CEO of Forescout. “There is no question that in a time when breaches are becoming everyday news, CounterACT is making a remarkable difference in helping organizations improve accessibility without compromising policy or protection. This award offers proof that NAC technologies are top-of-mind in the industry, and reinforces our commitment to pushing innovation and integration even further.”

Each year, hundreds of products are entered in the Reader Trust Award category. Each product is judged by a panel representing a cross-section of SC Magazine readership, which is comprised of large, medium and small enterprises from all major vertical markets including financial services, healthcare, government, retail, education and other sectors. Entrants are narrowed down to a select group of finalists before undergoing a rigorous final judging process to determine the winner in each category.

“This is a significant achievement and one that shows Forescout’s dedication to innovation and protecting against the ever-changing threat landscape,” said Illena Armstrong, vice president, editorial, SC Magazine.

The SC Awards, now in its 18th year, is lauded as one of the most prestigious awards for information technology (IT) security professionals and products. The awards recognize the best solutions, services and professionals that work around the clock to defend against the constantly shifting threat landscape in today’s marketplace. For more information and a detailed list of categories and winners, please visit www.scmagazine.com/awards.

The announcement was made Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the SC Awards Gala held at the InterContinental Hotel in San Francisco.

To learn more about CounterACT and see the latest ControlFabric integration demos, visit Forescout 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.

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