ForeScout Joins IBM's Security Intelligence Partner Program
ForeScout and IBM Security Team on Network Security Intelligence and Automated
Cupertino, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ForeScout Technologies,
Inc., a leading provider of automated security control solutions for Fortune
1000 enterprises and government organizations, today announced that it has
been certified by Q1 Labs, an IBM company and global provider of security
intelligence solutions, for its Security Intelligence Partner Program (SIPP).
This partnership will allow joint customers to greatly improve real-time
visibility, security intelligence and automated control while delivering
real-time monitoring and enterprise risk assessment of non-compliant managed
and unmanaged network devices.
Increasingly, security threats are originating from unmanaged devices such as
smartphones and tablets, a problem solved by integrating ForeScout CounterACT
Network Access Control (NAC) with the IBM QRadar Security Intelligence
Platform. The joint solution provides customers with a real-time view of
enterprise-wide threats that can originate from non-compliant devices and
rapid remediation of them to reduce overall business risk. CounterACT
identifies all network devices in real-time, assesses whether or not it is
compliant, and if necessary blocks the device or redirects it to a secure
guest access network, and attempts to remediate the issue - all from a single
Through this integration, QRadar captures, retains and analyzes events
generated from ForeScout CounterACT, including network access incidents and
policy violations for endpoints and mobile devices. As a member of Q1 Labs'
Security Intelligence Program, ForeScout leverages Q1 Labs' open protocols,
including LEEF (Log Event Enhanced Format) to enhance correlation of security
and application layer event data. Furthermore, QRadar can be configured to
send action response commands to CounterACT to mitigate QRadar-correlated
threats and violations. This level of network access control (NAC), log
management and security event management integration enables security
professionals to further streamline incident response, forensics and
"Any unmanaged, unknown or insecure devices, including personal mobile
devices, on a corporate network present serious security risks and potential
operational impact to IT," said Avi Zelovich, director of product management
for ForeScout. "Our alliance with IBM Security helps to alleviate this
challenge by giving enterprises visibility into every single device on their
network, which greatly improves their overall security posture and GRC
"By integrating ForeScout CounterACT with IBM's QRadar, customers can better
see and manage access and endpoint compliance policies and controls for all
users and devices, whether using managed or unmanaged BYOD personal mobile
devices, as well as take directed action on eminent threats and known
violations," said Matt Ward, senior product manager, IBM.
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ForeScout is a fully integrated NAC solution that delivers hybrid 802.1X and
agentless NAC functionality making it the easiest and most flexible to deploy,
administer and scale. CounterACT lets organizations see and control everything
connected to their network, no matter the device or user. The platform employs
802.1X, RADIUS and multi-factor authentication, identity and endpoint
assessment technologies to grant, limit or block access, as well as manage
guests and mobile devices in real-time. Advanced policy enforcement
capabilities allow administrators to set rules that can dynamically find and
fix endpoint configuration and security issues with little or no intervention,
or to automatically quarantine or remove devices in compliance violation or
exhibiting malicious behavior.
About ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
ForeScout enables organizations to accelerate productivity and connectivity by
allowing users to access corporate network resources where, how and when
needed without compromising security. ForeScout's automated solutions for
network access control, mobile security, endpoint compliance and threat
prevention empower IT agility while preempting risks and eliminating
remediation costs. Because the ForeScout CounterACT platform is easy to
deploy, unobtrusive, intelligent and scalable, it has been chosen by more than
1,300 of the world's most secure enterprises and military installations for
global deployments spanning 37 countries. Headquartered in Cupertino,
California, ForeScout delivers its solutions through its network of authorized
partners worldwide. Learn more at www.forescout.com.
ForeScout Technologies, Inc. is a privately held Delaware corporation.
ForeScout, the ForeScout logo, CounterACT and ActiveResponse are trademarks of
ForeScout. Other names mentioned may be trademarks of their respective owners.
CONTACT: Deb Montner
Montner & Associates, Tech PR
ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
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