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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.

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Forescout is Recognized as a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Network Access Control

Entirely 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.

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Forescout Wins the 2021 Best Practices Customer Value Leadership Award for Network Access Control

With NAC capabilities accommodate the heterogeneous environments of its customers, Forescout has been awarded one of Frost & Sullivan’s highest accolades.

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Network Access Control

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

Related Network Access Control Resources

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Modern NAC Solution Brief

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Agentless Visibility and Control White Paper

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