CUPERTINO, Calif., March 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of real-time network security solutions for Global 1000 enterprises and government organizations, today announced that the company's flagship platform, ForeScout CounterACT 7, has achieved the industry's highest level of security certification for a Network Access Control (NAC) solution involving assurances at the Common Criteria EAL 4+level. ForeScout CounterACT™ addresses access, mobile and endpoint compliance challenges impacting government and commercial enterprises. The certification provides ForeScout's government and other clients with high confidence in the implementation of security mechanisms in CounterACT.
"Achieving the demanding Common Criteria EAL4+ certification demonstrates that ForeScout uses advanced means for designing and testing the security of its automated security control solutions," said Niels Jensen, vice president of federal sales at ForeScout. "With EAL4+, government agencies can be assured that the specification, implementation and effectiveness of CounterACT for network access control has been rigorously evaluated in a standardized manner to meet situation awareness, security and compliance requirements."
Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Levels (EAL) offer a simple scale for comparative measurement, enabling technology buyers to verify that products meet the vendor's security claims. The comprehensive evaluation process attests to ForeScout's secure development practices. ForeScout CounterACT is used extensively in military, federal and supporting contractor applications for: port-control DISA-STIG adherence, Host-based Security System (HBSS) deployment, Command Cyber Readiness Inspections (CCRI), and Information Assurance & Vulnerability Assessment (IAVA) projects.
With real-time visibility, automated control and agentless assessment features, CounterACT offers a reference platform for government and commercial entities to realize continuous monitoring and remediation objectives. Beyond the conventional NAC capabilities of roles-based device access authentication, policy-based enforcement and guest management, CounterACT delivers dynamic asset intelligence to help IT organizations find and mitigate rogue, vulnerable and BYOD devices, as well as remediate endpoint integrity gaps, such as those posed by inactive, corrupt or non-existent host-based systems security and management software. The appliance employs a scalable, plug-n-play architecture that readily works with diverse and legacy infrastructure to ensure rapid deployment, low cost of ownership and accelerated time to value. Additionally, administeringmultiple appliances can be accomplished in a single CounterACT console capable of managing hundreds of thousands of endpoints.
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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 real-time network security platform for access control, mobile security, endpoint compliance and threat prevention empower IT agility while preempting risks and eliminating remediation costs. Because the ForeScout CounterACT solution is easy to deploy, unobtrusive, intelligent and scalable, it has been chosen by more than 1,400 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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