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Unidad Editorial Chooses Forescout CounterACT to Protect Diverse Network

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CUPERTINO, Calif. — May 8, 2013 Forescout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of real-time network security solutions for Global 1000 enterprises and government organizations, today announced that Unidad Editorial, Spain’s leading multimedia group, providing information and entertainment to households worldwide, has selected Forescout CounterACT™ to provide real-time visibility of all devices and protect the organization’s diverse network, encompassing 2,600 endpoints across 14 locations.

Unidad Editorial, owner of cutting edge media outlets including El Mundo, Marca, Expansión, Telva, and Radio Marca, was searching for a dynamic and intuitive network access control (NAC) solution to manage and protect its network by users and devices. Specific NAC requirements included: agentless, out-of-band, automatic identification of devices, built-in policies and reports. Unidad Editorial also required a solution enabling greater authentication and flexibility, without disrupting user productivity.

Unidad Editorial had already evaluated traditional NAC solutions before being introduced to Forescout CounterACT by security service provider Factum IT and Spanish distributor Ingecom. Mario Trotta Moreu, chief information security officer (CISO) at Unidad Editorial said, “We quickly saw that CounterACT was extremely simple to implement since the 802.1X protocol does not need to be orchestrated throughout the organization, nor does it require agents to be installed. Once the NAC is connected and the initial settings are determined, it allows all devices to be automatically detected, classified and analyzed – that alone was very valuable.”

Trotta added, “Forescout CounterACT was the right choice because we have been able to deploy it extraordinarily quickly and enjoyed immediate results. It provides us with full network visibility and protection, efficiently and with lower operating costs.”

“Given the nature of the organization and the sector in which it works, Unidad Editorial has to simultaneously protect and manage a very diversified environment. CounterACT allows them to monitor all devices connecting to the network, both authorized and unauthorized, in real time, with flexible policy enforcement. Complete wireless and mobile platform integration with guest device management is also managed through one console. Further, CounterACT incorporates our patented ActiveResponse technology, which identifies anomalous or malicious activity, such as zero-day threats or worms. All of these capabilities work together to protect Unidad Editorial’s multifaceted network,” said John Hagerty, EMEA sales director for Forescout.

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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 1,400 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. Learn more at www.forescout.com.

 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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