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Forescout Sponsors SANS Webinar on What Works to Prevent Network and Host-based Attacks

Waqas Akkawi, Senior Manager of Global Information Security at SIRVA Inc., Explains How His Organization Advanced Security Controls and Best Practices

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Cupertino, Calif. — July 13, 2011 — Forescout Technologies announced that Alan Paller, director of research for the SANS Institute, and Waqas Akkawi, senior manager of global information security at SIRVA Inc., will discuss what works to prevent network attacks.  Hosted by the SANS Institute, the online seminar will examine drivers, technology tradeoffs and implementation considerations with regards to automating controls across network access, endpoint compliance and threat prevention.  Security practitioners are encouraged to register for the July 22nd (11A.M. EDT) SANS What Works webinar at:  https://www.sans.org/webcasts/whatworks-blocking-network-based-attacks-automating-network-access-endpoint-compliance-thr-94593.

IT organizations are seeking the means to gain real-time visibility and automate controls that reduce security risks while yielding greater operational efficiency.  SIRVA, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of relocation and moving solutions, sought to fortify their network and data security safeguards.  The SANS What Works initiative employs SANS research to illuminate user stories that bring to life the benefits (and problems) of effective security tools. Presented as a webcast interview, it is a lessons learned conversation between SANS Director of Research Alan Paller and a security professional utilizing a state-of-the-art security solution. The program attempts to answer all the questions a prospective buyer might ask a satisfied, but unbiased, user.

For a hard-hitting, in-depth discussion of What Works in a real-world implementation, join these experts as they explore:

  • Drivers for seeking more advanced network access control, endpoint compliance and intrusion prevention technologies
  • Real-world selection processes, test criteria and technology tradeoffs
  • Means to gain operational buy-in, minimize implementation risks and extend control coverage
  • Subsequent changes made to policies, procedures and the infrastructure
  • Results achieved and lessons learned

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.

Forescout Technologies, Inc. is a privately held Delaware corporation.  Forescout, the Forescout logo, CounterACT and ActiveResponse are trademarks of Forescout.  Other names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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