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Forescout Named a Leader and Fast Mover in 2024 GigaOm Radar Report for Operational Technology (OT) Security

Forescout is recognized for its ability to adapt to the evolving demands of the OT security market, while supporting a wide range of connected devices


SAN JOSE, Calif., June 25, 2024 – Forescout Technologies, Inc., a global cybersecurity leader, today announced it has been positioned in the Platform Play quadrant and named a Leader and Fast Mover in the second annual 2024 GigaOm Radar Report for Operational Technology (OT) Security. The Forescout platform is a wide-ranging security solution that addresses numerous aspects of network visibility and control, making it suitable for varied enterprise needs.

“At Forescout, we have rigorously addressed the significant challenges in OT security,” said Barry Mainz, CEO of Forescout. “Our customers often discover over 30% more assets in their environment than they previously knew existed after implementing our platform. Innovation in OT security is ingrained in our DNA —our solutions deliver comprehensive asset intelligence, empowering organizations to connect contextual information and achieve exceptional actionable insights. Our prominent position in the GigaOm Radar for OT Security validates that our execution and innovation serve our customers effectively.”

2024 GigaOm Radar Report for Operational Technology (OT) Security

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Noting the strengths of the Forescout Platform, Chris Ray, Analyst, GigaOm cites, “It shines in OT-specific threat intelligence and protocol/application decoding, offering critical insights to secure sensitive industrial operations effectively while reducing the requirement for manual source threat intelligence.”

According to the report:

  • Forescout’s flexibility enables deployment across varied environments, from windmills to healthcare facilities, with support for NERC CIP and automotive industries. It supports deployments with thousands of sensors, bolstered by deep industrial expertise and support for over 300 OT/IoT protocols.
  • Forescout is at the forefront of network security innovation and positioned in the Platform Play quadrant as a wide-ranging security solution that addresses numerous aspects of network visibility and control, a requirement for varied enterprise needs.
  • Forescout is noted as Innovative due to its proactive stance on adapting and integrating emerging technologies to enhance its platform’s capabilities.
  • Marking its achievement as a Leader, GigaOm notes its exceptional ability to adapt to the evolving demands of the OT security market.
  • As a Fast Mover, Forescout showed notable improvements in extending its device compliance and management features over the past year and it remains at the forefront of technological advancements in network security.

“Forescout is particularly effective in environments where nonintrusive asset discovery and extensive protocol support are critical, such as healthcare, manufacturing, and critical infrastructure. These sectors benefit from the platform’s ability to provide deep visibility and intelligence without disrupting operational continuity,” said Chris Ray, Analyst, GigaOm. “The flexibility and scalability of the solution also make it suitable for large, decentralized organizations that need to manage millions of devices efficiently.”

Forescout protects OT assets, including industrial control systems (ICS), and other connected devices, like IT, IoT, and medical devices, in one platform. Its platform offers network security, risk and exposure management, and extended detection and response capabilities. Forescout utilizes machine learning and behavioral analytics to detect anomalies and potential threats and provides continuous, real-time visibility of all connected assets.

GigaOm’s Radar Report examines 20 of the top OT security solutions and compares offerings by their capabilities (table stakes, key features, and emerging features) and nonfunctional requirements (business criteria). Solutions are assessed on key features including automated asset discovery, dynamic network segmentation, and OT-specific threat intelligence.

To read the full report, view the Forescout GigaOm Radar for OT Security. Visit the Forescout OT Security page and read the solution brief to learn more about Forescout’s OT security solutions.

2024 GigaOm Radar Report for Operational Technology (OT) Security

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About Forescout
The Forescout cybersecurity platform provides complete asset intelligence and control across IT, OT, and IoT environments. For more than 20 years, Fortune 100 organizations, government agencies, and large enterprises have trusted Forescout as their foundation to manage cyber risk, ensure compliance, and mitigate threats. With seamless context sharing and workflow orchestration across more than 100 full-featured security and IT product integrations, Forescout makes every cybersecurity investment more effective.

Forescout Research – Vedere Labs is the industry leader in device intelligence, curating unique and proprietary threat intelligence that powers Forescout’s platform.

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