Forescout Recognized as a Visionary in 2010 Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control
Evaluation Based on Completeness of Vision and Ability to Execute
Cupertino, Calif. – July 13, 2010 – Forescout Technologies, a leading provider of network access control (NAC) for Fortune 1000 enterprises and government organizations, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc, in the “Visionary" quadrant of the “Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control".
The Gartner Magic Quadrant positioned 18 vendors based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute. The report highlighted “consumerization of IT" as well as targeted botnet attacks as trends that are driving NAC adoption. According to Gartner: “Because employee-owned laptops or smartphones will typically not have corporate endpoint security software on them, stand-alone NAC capabilities will see higher demand." *
Gord Boyce, President and CEO of Forescout, said: “Enterprises dealing with the “consumerization" effect have been coming to Forescout for a solution. Our stand-alone NAC product can identify and characterize every machine on the network – including personal laptops and other consumer devices which lack enterprise security agents. We believe Forescout’s recognition as a visionary within Gartner’s Magic Quadrant provides further confirmation of Forescout’s market position and ability to deliver a feature-rich security solution."
The Gartner Magic Quadrant report also stated that “the increasing publicity around targeted malware has also caused increased demand for post-connect containment capabilities, but we have seen very limited demand for advanced identity-aware NAC capabilities, outside of the traditional high-security “belt and suspenders” enterprises."*
Forescout was a pioneer of post-connect containment and currently includes post-connect containment in all of its NAC products. Forescout’s patented ActiveResponse™ technology identifies and contains devices in real time that exhibit dangerous or threatening behavior after they have been connected to the network.
Gartner estimates that “the size of the NAC market in 2009 was approximately $199 million, a decrease of approximately 10% over the market in 2008."* Countering this trend, Forescout has achieved record growth and market share gains. Following on double-digit revenue growth in 2009, Forescout has seen 49% bookings growth in 1H 2010 compared with 1H 2009.
* Gartner, “Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control", Lawrence Orans and John Pescatore, July 2 2010.
About the Magic Quadrant
The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2010 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the “Visionary" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
About Forescout Technologies, Inc.
Forescout is the leading provider of network access control and endpoint 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.