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SoftBank Technology Deploys BYOD Security Solution Built on Forescout CounterACT for SEGA Corporation

Campbell, Calif.  — September 24, 2013— Forescout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of real-time network security solutions for Fortune 1000 enterprises and government organizations, today announced that its Japan-based technology partner, SoftBank Technology (SBT), has introduced its BYOD inspection and operation service based on Forescout CounterACT™ to SEGA Corporation, a major game manufacturer.

With the introduction of this BYOD security service, SEGA enjoys an SBT managed service to monitor both wired and wireless networks to detect and assess devices and prevent devices, such as PCs and smartphones that are unmanaged or do not adhere to SEGA’s security policy, from connecting to its network. Overall, the system enhances SEGA’s in-house network security, reduces the load on management by using SBT’s operation and maintenance service and achieves a secure network environment, which allowed SEGA to deploy a full-fledged BYOD program.

“SBT’s offering based on CounterACT is highly acclaimed. It also provides a wide variety of operating systems, which can be classified and inspected, as well as an array of endpoint protection software options. Furthermore, all devices on both wired and wireless LAN can be managed on one system. [As a managed service], operations management can be preserved as SBT remotely supports the implementation and monitoring,” stated Mr. Uehara, senior staff, IT service team at SEGA.

As the engine of SBT’s BYOD inspection network, Forescout CounterACT automatically identifies devices that are not following corporate defined security policies. CounterACT can dynamically identify, classify and inspect all systems, such as PCs or smart devices, connected to the network and automatically detect and prevent unauthorized access, as well as defend against worms and attacks. CounterACT’s inspection and policy enforcement can automatically identify, limit or quarantine device access without requiring agents.

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About Forescout Technologies, Inc.
Forescout enables organizations to accelerate productivity and connectivity by allowing users to access corporate network resources where, how and when needed without compromising security. Forescout’s real-time network security platform for access control, mobile security, endpoint compliance and threat prevention empower IT agility while preempting risks and eliminating remediation costs. Because the Forescout CounterACT solution is easy to deploy, unobtrusive, intelligent and scalable, it has been chosen by more than 1,700 of the world’s most secure enterprises and military installations for global deployments spanning 37 countries. Headquartered in Campbell, California, Forescout delivers its solutions through its network of authorized partners worldwide.  Learn more at: www.forescout.com.
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