Network Access Control (NAC)
Simplify Network Access Control in Heterogeneous Networks
You need a way to implement and maintain zero trust access for your many network types and array of connected things – including employee devices returning back to the office post-COVID, remotely connected devices, transient devices, guest/BYOD devices and IoT, OT and smart devices. Forescout’s modern network access control (NAC) gives you the ability to continuously identify all connected things, assess their posture, automate remediation workflows and implement access controls for provisioning least-privilege access.Read Solution Brief
Forescout is Recognized as a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Network Access ControlEntirely driven by independent customer feedback and insights, Forescout received the high overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars for the second consecutive year. Read More
Forescout Wins the 2021 Best Practices Customer Value Leadership Award for Network Access ControlWith NAC capabilities accommodate the heterogeneous environments of its customers, Forescout has been awarded one of Frost & Sullivan’s highest accolades. Read More
Network Access Control Capabilities
Forescout’s modern NAC solution goes beyond simple device authentication to identify every device, assess its security posture, trigger remediation workflows and implement access control across heterogeneous networks. It continuously monitors all connected devices and automates response when noncompliance or unusual behaviors are detected.
Best of all, Forescout doesn’t rely on agents or 802.1X. It uses a combination of 20+ passive and active techniques for granular visibility, with options to use passive-only methods for sensitive and critical infrastructure environments. You gain comprehensive visibility of all devices within days, and policy-based controls are often functional within weeks.
Visibility into every IP-connected device
Discover and classify every workstation, laptop, printer, IP phone, camera, access point, IoT device, OT device, medical device and more.
Real-time asset inventory
Quickly build a detailed inventory of every device’s configuration and compliance state to streamline asset management, security operations and IT support.
Automated security posture assessment and remediation
Assess device security posture in real time without agents and remediate noncompliant devices upon connection.
Policy enforcement across heterogeneous networks
Improve security and business uptime by preventing unauthorized, rogue and impersonating devices from connecting.
Zero trust security
Enforce least-privileged access based on device and user identity, device hygiene and real-time compliance status across heterogeneous networks.
Workflow orchestration with existing security tools
Choose plug-and-play integration modules or customize apps using APIs to boost security, accelerate response and maximize ROI.
Why Forescout for NAC Security
|Asset visibility and inventory||Single platform for all managed and unmanaged devices – IT, IoT, IoMT, ICS/OT and virtual/cloud instances|
|Discovery methods||20+ passive and active techniques with passive-only options|
|Device identification and classification||Actionable three-dimensional classification taxonomy (device function & type, OS & version, vendor & model), which can be used for policy creation|
|Posture and compliance assessment||In-depth agentless assessment for Windows, macOS, Linux and IoT devices|
|Policy engine and automation||Unified policy engine for automating posture assessment, remediation, incident response and network access workflows|
|Network access enforcement methods||Flexible 802.1X and non-802.1X options for post-connect and pre-connect, without the need for SW/HW upgrades|
|Network infrastructure support||Heterogeneous platform that works in multi-vendor environments across 30+ wired, wireless and software-defined network infrastructure vendors and hundreds of models in both IT and OT networks|
NAC Customer Confidence
“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
“I could see clearly that every one of my direct reports would have an application for the Forescout platform. There’s no question it would help dramatically in security, compliance and desktop support.”— Michael Hussey, Chief Information Officer, State of Utah
“In short, Forescout is the front line of our active defense. It gives us the information we need to make smart decisions about security as well as infrastructure and operations.”— Hector Mendez, Chief Security Officer, Mobility ADO
"The ability to remotely find the infected device and immediately neutralize or quarantine it to keep the network safe has been a game changer. Now we get an alert in our Splunk SIEM and, via Forescout integration, we know details such as whether or not the infected device is critical. If it is critical, it is immediately quarantined; if not, the incident is escalated for review. Our SOC typically responds to a ransomware incident in under 30 minutes, versus four, six, eight hours or more."— Kashif Parvaiz, Chief Information Security Officer, University Health Network
Related Network Access Control Resources
Modern NAC Solution BriefDownload
Agentless Visibility and Control White PaperDownload
Using Cyber Threat Intelligence Effectively: The Importance of Device Visibility and Network MonitoringRead More
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