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Forescout Sponsors SANS Analyst Webcast: “Your Pad or Mine?” – Enabling Personal and Mobile Device Use on the Network

Interactive Panel Provides Key Considerations When Applying Guest Networking, Bring Your Own Device and Endpoint Security Policies

Cupertino, Calif. — October 26, 2011 — Personal mobile devices in the workplace can help increase productivity and speed up responsiveness for businesses; however, they also introduce serious security risks.  How do you design, measure and enforce the necessary policies, procedures and countermeasures needed to allow personal devices on your network?  What are the real-world technical and business considerations in order to manage security, accessibility and risk?

A new SANS Analyst Webcast, “Your Pad or Mine?,” will address these questions and others related to enabling secure connectivity for personal and mobile computing device use on the network. The webcast will be hosted by Mark Kadrich, the author of the popular book “Endpoint Security,” and will feature interactive participation from Shibu Pillai, network security specialist for the City of Guelph; Justin Webb, security analyst at Marquette University; and Scott Gordon, vice president at Forescout.

When:   Tuesday, November 15th at 1:00 PM EST (10:00 AM PST)

The session will present considerations and critical success factors with regards to applying guest networking, BYOD (bring your own device) and endpoint security policies, and keeping your network secure while enabling employees to use their personal devices in the office. Other real-world recommendations will include “how to”:

  • Bind a device to a specific user identity
  • Limit access based on specific user identities and multiple device attributes
  • Determine the location, state of security and remediation options of devices requesting access
  • Sandbox compromised or vulnerable systems requesting access and take specific actions
  • Provide visibility into all guest access both wired and wireless
  • Support whitelisting and blacklisting to secure against the “unknown”

The SANS Analyst Webcast, presented by Forescout, a leading provider of automated security control solutions, will take place on Tuesday, November 15th at 1:00 PM EST (10:00 AM PST). Registrants will also receive a complementary whitepaper on the subject written by Mark Kadrich.

About Forescout Technologies, Inc.
Forescout enables its customers to unleash the full power of their network through enterprise-class security and control.  Forescout’s automated solutions for network access control, mobile security, threat prevention and endpoint compliance empower organizations to gain access agility while preempting risks and eliminating remediation costs.  Because Forescout security solutions are easy to deploy, unobtrusive, intelligent and scalable, they have been chosen by more than 1,000 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.

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