Cupertino, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of automated security control solutions for Fortune 1000 enterprises and government organizations, has been named a Government Security News Homeland Security Awards Winner in the "Best Continuous Monitoring Solution" category. The award recognizes outstanding security products developed by security vendors and government agencies in a wide range of homeland security categories.
"ForeScout helps government agencies at the federal, state and municipal level meet the numerous access control and continuous endpoint compliance requirements with an agentless, easy to deploy and scalable solution," said Niels Jensen, vice president of federal sales at ForeScout. "To be recognized as a security leader among the government community is truly an honor. As the federal government embarks on its continuous mitigation and diagnostics efforts, we welcome agencies' commitments to ForeScout for help in meeting advance port control requisites, real-time asset management, and endpoint compliance objectives."
ForeScout is the world's largest independent vendor of network access control solutions. The company's flagship product, CounterACT, is used by many government agencies at the federal, state and municipal level to accelerate the "connect to comply" mandate, strengthen security enforcement and improve regulatory compliance. When teamed with a host based security systems (HBSS), endpoint configuration and policy management systems and security information management systems (SIEM) the solution helps customers realize continuous monitoring and mitigation benefits. ForeScout CounterACT is Common Criteria EAL 4+ certified and supports DISA STIG, FISMA and FDCC security guidance for port control and endpoint compliance.
A panel of objective judges selected the award winners. Commenting on the awards, Jacob Goodwin, editor-in-chief of Government Security News, said, "We received a number of outstanding entries and handed winners' plaques to an exceptional group of companies and government agencies."
About ForeScout CounterACT
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 you see and control everything connected to your network, no matter the device or user. The platform employs 802.1X, RADIUS and multi-factor authentication, and 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.
The company has received numerous awards honoring its technology prowess, is ranked as a leader in the 2011 Gartner Magic Quadrant for NAC and is listed as the fastest growing NAC vendor on the market according to the Frost & Sullivan 2012 NAC report.
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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.
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