IoT Security

Eliminate Blind Spots and Automatically Secure Every IoT Device

Increasing reliance on Internet of Things (IoT) devices for business operations, efficiency, automation and digital transformation initiatives comes with additional risks of an ever-expanding attack surface. Forescout’s Zero Trust approach provides actionable visibility and automated risk-based segmentation and compliance enforcement of every IoT, OT, medical device and IT device the instant they connect to your network without ever requiring an agent. From connection to a device’s end of life, Forescout efficiently manages asset inventory and lifecycle management of every device.



IoT security must be based on a Zero Trust approach that combines complete device visibility, proactive network segmentation and least-privilege access control of all digital assets – devices, users, apps and workloads.

Complete device visibility and classification

Providing complete visibility into unmanaged and managed IoT, Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), OT devices, and IP-connected systems the instant they connect to your network.

Real-time continuous monitoring

Providing real-time insight and continuous monitoring of IoT devices’ communications and risky behaviors.

Assessing devices with weak credentials

Assessing and identifying IoT devices with factory-default or weak credentials and automating policy actions to enforce strong passwords.

Dynamic network segmentation

Segmenting devices into trusted zones by enforcing least-privilege access by Zero Trust policy.

Automated Zero Trust policy orchestration

Automating unified Zero Trust policy orchestration across multi-vendor environments and multiple network domains.

Asset inventory and lifecycle management of all devices

Efficiently manage asset inventory and lifecycle management of every device.

Forescout Differentiators – IoT

Required Capabilities for Implementing IoT Forescout Other IoT Solutions
Actionable visibility for every device on your network Unified platform instantly discovers every device the instant they connect to the network - IoT, IoMT, ICS/OT and IT devices Focused on IoT only and some IoMT

Provide device visibility at the cost of alert fatigue with no automated actions
Automated device classification Automatically classifies IoT (and every other device on your network) leveraging three-dimensional classification taxonomy (device function & type, operating system & version, vendor & model) Basic visibility requiring manual intervention
Automated segmentation Automatically segment based on device classification leveraging passively collected data (device function & type, operating system & version, vendor & model)

Eliminates alert fatigue by automatically taking the action that turns red alerts green
Require manual action

Most solutions flood with alerts but do nothing to turn red alerts green
Reliance on SPAN ports SPAN ports are supported but not required Reliant on SPAN, adding extreme complexity and costs to distributed deployment environments
Scale to enterprise Proven to scale with multiple deployments of over 2 million devices

Proven to scale over a thousand locations
Rely on deployments that require extensive third-party deployments that often run in the millions to tens of millions of dollars

Customer Confidence

Related Resources

Solution Brief Icon   Solution Brief

Internet of Things (IoT) Solution Brief

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Rise of the Machines: Transforming Cybersecurity Strategy for the Age of IoT

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The 10 Riskiest IoT Devices of 2020

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Enterprise of Things Security Report: The State of IoT Security in 2020


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