The Forescout platform provides a real-time inventory of every device on your network – without requiring agents. Eliminate the error-prone manual processes to maintain asset inventories, allowing you to make intelligent decisions by automatically discovering every device the moment they connect to your network, giving you a real-time asset repository.
Complete Asset Inventory
Real-time asset inventory across all physical and virtual devices - IoT, IoMT, OT, mobile devices and network infrastructure - across your campus, data center, cloud and oT networks.
Use profiling information to auto-classify devices as they connect to the network - by function and type, operating system and version and/or the vendor and model.
Gain unparalleled visibility into all IP-connected devices across your extended enterprise the instant they connect to the network – no agents required.
Passive-only profiling techniques to gain device visibility into sensitive IoT, IoMT, OT and critical infrastructure systems without impacting system uptime, introducing operational risk or disrupting critical business processes.
20+ Active and Passive scanning techniques.
Use numerous active scanning techniques to provide you with more in-depth information.
Efficiently manage the security posture and lifecycle of devices.
Use classification attributes to automatically apply security policies for compliance, network access controls, segmentation and incident response.
Share contextual data with security operations, help desk staff and ITAM tools such as ServiceNow.
Rich device context to prioritize and remediate issues. Leverage policy driven remediation to to restrict or block access of non-compliant devices.
|Required Capabilities for Asset Inventory||Forescout||Other Asset Inventory Solutions|
|Discover and assess every device on your network||Unified platform instantly and automatically discovers every device the instant it connects to the network (IoT, IoMT, ICS/OT and IT)
Automatically classifyies and segments every device
Update asset repository with real-time hardware and software information
Not reliant on SPAN
|Focused on IT devices found in the data center and limited to no ability to see and monitor every device
Many solutions rely on SPAN
Provides visibility only for required manual actions to be taken
|Periodic scans||Eliminates blind spots by not relying on periodic scans
Real-time visibility for every IoT, IoMT, OT and IT device the instant they connect to the network
|Rely on periodic scans; lack real-time visibility
Those products that don’t rely on periodic scans only provide visibility and give alerts
|Continuous awareness and device monitoring||Actionable visibility the instant a device connects to the network
Aware of device configuration, including operating system, installed software and vulnerabilities
Automatically enforce security and IT policies
|Many products rely on the point-in-time periodic scans
Most do not provide continuous monitoring of every device natively
|Integration with ITSMs||Integrates with ITSM solutions (such as ServiceNow), automating workflows that reduce security risks and operational costs
Shares extensive device properties, configuration information and network context, which keeps your CMDB/asset repository updated in real time without requiring 802.1x
Automatically create “intelligent” incidents within ITSM or Security Operations
Facilitate network and system-level incident responses and remediation actions
Reduce inventory audit costs by automating manual tasks
|For those that integrate with ITSMs, they either lack the ability to see every device or there is no automated action taken|
|Keep unauthorized devices out||Identifies devices in real time, sharing information with CMDB as well as collecting additional properties from the CMDB
Authenticates the device against CMDB asset data, automatically assigning to authorized VLAN
Continuously monitors and creates an IT or security incident ticket if the device deviates from policy
When device is stolen, retired or at its end of life, updating the CMDB tells Forescout to deny network access, and create an incident
|Do not see every device or require manual action to be taken|
“Forescout showed us things that we didn’t know existed – mainly biomedical and environmental devices that were plugged into our network and talking out of the network as well.”— CISO, major Florida medical center
“When we start enriching data from other tools with accurate, real-time data from Forescout, our cybersecurity team is able to make data-driven decisions with confidence. It allows me to sleep at night.”— Bilal Khan, Chief Technology and Security Officer, NJ TRANSIT
“When there is trust, there is speed. The Forescout platform is invaluable because it provides the level of visibility that gives us that trust – trust that we know exactly what devices are on our network, along with the situational awareness both to be proactive and to address issues as they arise.”— Chief Technology Officer, U.S. State Government Agency
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