San Jose, CA (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - ForeScout Technologies (NASDAQ:FSCT), a leading Internet of Things (IoT) security company, today announced new foundational innovations in ForeScout CounterACT® 8 that raise the bar on device visibility and control to mitigate risk, reduce the attack surface and automate incident response across the extended enterprise network – from the campus to data center, cloud and critical infrastructure. The enhanced ForeScout device visibility platform adds increased scalability, cloud-based device intelligence, IoT device assessment and flexible centralized licensing to help enterprises see and control more than five billioni IP-connected devices, including traditional, mobile, virtual, IoT and operational technology (OT).
“The industry has a massive visibility problem that is only growing as the number of corporate unmanaged IP-connected devices continues to explode. Enterprises can’t protect their networks if they don’t know what’s on their networks,” said Michael DeCesare, CEO and president, ForeScout Technologies. “The result of two years of engineering innovation, our enhanced device visibility platform represents a step forward and sets a foundation for the deep, scalable device visibility and control required to secure the new generation of enterprise networks.”
In the last year, organizations have had to keep pace with the rapid growth of devices while managing security hygiene and compliance. Companies are discovering up to 60 percentii more devices on their network than previously known with an increasing majority that cannot support management and security agents. Threat actors have also begun to exploit the expanded attack surface represented by non-traditional IoT and OT devices as entry points into the enterprise. To solve these challenges, ForeScout has expanded its device visibility platform to deliver the following key features and benefits:
According to a January 2018 Forrester report by Chase Cunningham, The Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) Ecosystem, “IoT and network-enabled device technologies have introduced a massive area of potential compromise for networks and enterprises. Smart TVs, mobile devices, and even smart coffee makers are all over the market now, and each of those items introduces new avenues of code and assets that security teams must track and treat as untrusted in any infrastructure. In order to really move toward a Zero Trust strategy, security teams must be able to isolate, secure, and control every device on the network at all times.”
“Instead of kicking the thousands of IoT off our network, which would impact business operations and productivity, ForeScout gives us complete visibility and control of these devices. During the outbreak of WannaCry, ForeScout detected, prioritized and automated patching, saving HubSpot’s security practitioners hours on manual processes to safeguard against ransomware infections,” said Nick Duda, principal security engineer, HubSpot. “Since we can’t trust the system integrator to implement our device configuration best practices, we use ForeScout policies to inspect their security posture and automate risk mitigation actions if they are non-compliant.”
ForeScout Technologies, Inc. helps make the invisible visible. Our company provides Global 2000 enterprises and government agencies with agentless visibility and control of traditional and IoT devices the instant they connect to the network. Our technology integrates with disparate security tools to help organizations accelerate incident response, break down silos, automate workflows and optimize existing investments. For more information, visit www.forescout.com.
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i Figure based on ForeScout Device Model Methodology
ii Based on ForeScout end-customer feedback
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