Forescout Technologies Offers Buyback Program to Help ConSentry Customers “Switch Over” to Easy NAC
CounterACT NAC replacements are made available to ConSentry NAC customers on a credit-per-appliance basis
Cupertino, Calif. – September 1, 2009 – Forescout Technologies, the leading provider of network access control (NAC) appliances for global enterprises and government organizations, today announced a buyback program designed to help customers continue forward with their network security strategies by replacing NAC solutions purchased from ConSentry Networks, Inc. with Forescout CounterACT.
“When ConSentry closed its doors on August 20, their customers were suddenly faced with the need for a plan B," said Gord Boyce, president of Forescout. “We see this as an opportunity — or escape plan — for customers who bought into an expensive, switch-dependant NAC solution and have lived to regret it. Through our replacement program, we’re giving them a second chance to switch over to our powerful, easy-to-deploy CounterACT NAC."
The Forescout buyback program offers ConSentry and other switch-based NAC customers a CounterACT replacement on a credit-per-appliance basis. The offer expires December 31, 2009, as detailed on www.forescout.com/pub_support/buyback.
Customers who have evaluated or purchased switch-based NAC solutions will find that Forescout CounterACT is easier to deploy and provides more extensive endpoint control. Forescout CounterACT delivers out-of-the-box connectivity with a wide range of existing network switches and routers. Furthermore, Forescout CounterACT works with all existing endpoints – Macs, PCs, VoIP phones, smart cell phones, printers, etc. No infrastructure overhauls or massive endpoint rollout of endpoint agents are required. Forescout CounterACT can be rolled out and delivering high-value access control in hours versus weeks or months for traditional NAC solutions.
Boyce concluded: “The demand for CounterACT from Fortune 500 companies and federal organizations continues to grow because it is easy to deploy and provides a very high return on investment. Unlike many NAC providers Forescout’s business is strong and healthy, even during this economic downturn. We look forward to supporting ConSentry customers as our own … once they make the switch to easy NAC."
About Forescout Technologies, Inc.
Forescout is the leading provider of access control and 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.