ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
ForeScout has pioneered an agentless approach to network security to address the explosive growth of mobile computing, IoT and cloud computing. Their scalable and heterogeneous platform provides Global 2000 enterprises and government agencies with agentless visibility and control of traditional and non-traditional devices, including physical and virtual infrastructure, PCs, laptops, tablets, smartphones and the latest IoT devices, the instant they connect to the network. Then it continuously assesses, remediates and monitors devices and works with disparate security tools to help accelerate incident response, break down silos, automate workflows and optimize existing investments. As of June 30, 2017, ForeScout has more than 2,700 customers in 90.
ForeScout was founded in 2000 by Israeli entrepreneurs Oded Comay, Hezy Yeshurun, and Dror Comay. As of December 31 2017, the company has more than 2,700 enterprise and government agency customers in over 80 countries.
ForeScout’s core offering, ForeScout CounterACT® is a software-based agentless device visibility and control platform) that dynamically identifies network infrastructure and evaluates devices and applications as they connect to a network.
CounterACT Enterprise Manager provides centralized management and control of multiple CounterACT deployments. It is available as a physical or virtual appliance.
ForeScout Extended Modules are add-on modules developed by ForeScout and ForeScout Technology Partners to provide integration between CounterACT and third-party security tools.
ForeScout has a history in NAC. Yet customers use them for many other use cases. Their asset intelligience is used to true-up CMDBs so becoming very popular for ITAM and is way better than using Excel spreadsheets. Device compliance because ForeScout can trigger scans for VA and remediate broken or out-of-date agents. In Network Segmentation, ForeScout is used to identify all the devices and then can notify NGFWs so that network segmentation can be dynamic. Finally, ForeScout is used in Incident Response deployments. ForeScout works with the Incident Response vendors and serves as an enforcement point so there is actually a response. Incident response vendors all use the ForeScout device intelligence.
ForeScout Technologies’ products function at both the network and host levels. At the network level, they identify the kinds of devices connecting to the network, including Internet of Things (IoT) devices and operational technologies (OT), and enforce policy-based network access control. At the host level, they can detect whether a device is compliant with security policies and can remediate common security issues such as broken security agents, misconfigurations, and malicious processes running on devices.
ForeScout was named by Gartner, Inc. as a leader in its Magic Quadrant report for network access control for four consecutive reports2and included in the Gartner Market Guide for IoT Security.
The company was named as a Forbes Top 100 Cloud Companyand named to the JP Morgan Chase Hall of Innovation.
The ForeScout Platform is recognized by Forrester as a Zero Trust Platform and part of their Zero Trust eXtended for Device Visiblity, Workload Security and Network Segmentation.
ForeScout Technologies has integration and technology alliances with vendors including Attivo Networks, ArcSight, Check Point, FireEye, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, IBM, McAfee, Palo Alto Networks, Qualys, Rapid7, SAP, Splunk, Tenable, and VMware. The latest list is posted here: https://www.forescout.com/products/extended-modules/
1. "Forescout Technologies Profile," CrunchBase
2. "ForeScout Recognized as a Leader in the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control," NASDAQ Global Newswire, Jan. 6, 2015
3. “Market Guide for IoT Security,” Gartner, Inc., October 3, 2016
4. “Forbes Cloud 100: Meet The Private Companies Leading Cloud Computing In 2016,” Forbes, September 7, 2016
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