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Overall Shortage of Network-Analytics Software in Germany

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Industry report recommends deployment of Network Access Control (NAC) solutions to detect devices accessing corporate networks

CAMPBELL, California – February 23, 2015 – Forescout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of continuous monitoring and mitigation solutions for Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations, agrees with the recommendations in the BSI’s report “The Status of IT Security in Germany.” According to BSI, network access controls are often not used.[1] Such access controls can differentiate between a company’s official devices and external devices, thus providing, limiting or blocking access to the internal network. In addition, authorized computers can be checked to determine if they comply with the security guidelines.

The BSI’s report shows that cyber threats are frequently underestimated. Not only do extremely large numbers of serious security gaps exist in the most widely disseminated IT systems, the number and quality of the attacks are also increasing. Tools to exploit security loopholes are available for use by an ever-growing number of cyber criminals.

Businesses and state agencies should respond to the report by rethinking their security concepts. Forescout, which Gartner lists as a leading provider of “Network Access Control” (NAC) solutions, offers intelligent and relevant approaches to addressing network security challenges. The Company’s flagship solution, CounterACT, is certified in accord with BSI-recognized Common Criteria V3.1 and upholds security level EAL4+. You can find more detailed information about Common Criteria at http://bit.ly/1zD7ivc

With CounterACT, businesses can reliably close the most frequent security gaps. Such gaps result, for example, from the use of antiquated software, unpatched systems or the absence of network-access control. CounterACT is easy to install too. With its innovative next-generation NAC technology, the CounterACT platform can offer transparency in near real-time for users, devices (including BYOD devices), systems and applications. IT departments can implement detailed guidelines to understand their real security status and to automate responses to a wide spectrum of security-related problems. Thanks to the ControlFabric® technology, the platform can also swap information with network, security and administrative solutions, turning it into actionable intelligence, which allows CounterACT to detect and mitigate any potential issues before they become serious problems. This allows companies to respond more effectively to problems and to make better use of their existing security investments.

At CeBIT, users can view the integration potential and capabilities of CounterACT at the upcoming CEBiT show 16 – 20 March 2015 in Hannover, Germany. Forescout is represented by its partner Protea at Stand B 16 in Hall 6, where visitors can form an onsite impression of the NAC solution.

Visit www.forescout.com to get more information describing how Forescout CounterACT can help businesses to improve the status of security in their networks as recommended by the BSI.

[1] BSI status report on internet security 2014: http://bit.ly/13cGiGL accessed on Feb. 6, 2015 page 14.

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About Forescout Technologies, Inc.

Forescout enables organizations to continuously monitor and mitigate security exposures and cyberattacks. The company’s CounterACT® appliance dynamically identifies and evaluates network users, endpoints and applications to provide visibility, intelligence and policy-based mitigation of security problems. Forescout’s open ControlFabric® architecture allows a broad range of IT security products and management systems to share information and automate remediation actions. Because Forescout’s solutions are easy to deploy, unobtrusive, extensible and scalable, they have been chosen by more than 1,800* of the world’s most secure enterprises and government agencies in over 62 countries. Headquartered in Campbell, California, Forescout offers its solutions through its global network of authorized partners. Learn more at www.forescout.com.

© 2015. Forescout Technologies, Inc. is a privately held Delaware corporation. Forescout, the Forescout logo, ControlFabric, CounterACT Edge, ActiveResponse and CounterACT are trademarks or registered trademarks of Forescout. Other names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.

*Data current as of 1/1/2015

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