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.
|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|
“I was able to deploy Forescout within days whereas the competitive solution took weeks just to profile half a lab. The visibility you get is fast and efficient.”— Neil Clauson, Director of Security Operations
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“The whole time-consuming process has now completely disappeared. Effectively, the user makes that change, and the Forescout platform just deals with it, and we don’t have to get involved at all. Our users are happier because they don’t see any interruption to the service. It’s completely transparent to them.”— Bernard Crane, Infrastructure Architect, Boden
“Forescout gives us the critical integrity piece of the CIA triad. Without integrity, the other two are of no value. You need to be able to trust your systems when they tell you your data is confidential and available. The Forescout platform lets us know whether their data can be trusted.”— Richard White, Cybersecurity Architect, Tennessee Department of Transportation
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