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In 3 bullets, summarize why this company is different from the competition and deserves recognition:

- Following ForeScout’s launch in 2000, the company quickly became the leader in network security with its network access control product and has now carved out a leadership position in the emerging IoT security market. ForeScout has a proven business and technology, which has led them to tremendous market validation.
- The company raised an additional $80 million in funding to scale operations and meet the global demand of its technology—receiving a valuation of $1 billion in a market that's estimated to be worth $170 billion by 2020. The company achieved in excess of $125 million in revenue in fiscal year 2015 (77% YOY growth) and is one of the fastest-growing cybersecurity companies in a high growth security segment, with more than 2,000 customers worldwide.
- The company has a very well established sales channel—with more than 90 percent of its business being sold through distribution partners, which enables ForeScout to meet the growing demand for IoT security. The company has a distinguished and experienced leadership team with CEO Michael DeCesare (former McAfee/Intel Security president) and two industry luminaries, David Dewalt (FireEye CEO) and Enrique Salem (former Symantec CEO), on its Board of Directors.

In less than 300 words, summarize the achievements of the company in the nominated category

It’s forecasted that two-thirds of all enterprises will have an IoT-based security breach within the next two years. While there is no shortage of ongoing attacks in the enterprise today, businesses are still naive when it comes to their level of risk. Complacency around IoT as a serious enterprise threat vector is the biggest risk. Moreover, it took 25 years for the world to get to 5 billion connected devices, but with the explosion of the IoT we can expect to see around 30 billion devices by 2020, and an entirely new approach to security is required. Device proliferation and IoT deployments are easy targets for cyber criminals, and enterprises are often unaware just how vulnerable their network is. Networks and users have become very dynamic—companies need to see what’s connected to the network and be able to control that in order to secure their assets. Endpoints such as IP-connected medical devices, smart thermostats, conference-calling equipment and power grids within the network are generally left out of the security sphere. ForeScout’s security solution provides the unique ability to see the “invisible” Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and IoT devices, enforce policy-based control of these devices, orchestrate information sharing and automate workflows among disparate security and IT management tools. The technology enriches over 70 security tools with its warehouse of device context enabling deliberate security orchestration across enterprise networks. ForeScout’s solutions integrate with leading network, security, mobility and IT management products to overcome security silos, automate workflows and enable significant cost savings.

28 Responses to “ForeScout Technologies, Inc”

  1. Ryan Angott on February 12, 2016

    Great company, great technology, and top notch culture

  2. jason simonds on February 12, 2016


  3. Crabboy on February 13, 2016

    Great product and great people making it happen

  4. Doug Laughlin on February 17, 2016

    In my unbiased opinion, this company may perhaps have the broadest set of tools a company can buy from one vendor to secure their network!

  5. Mark D on February 17, 2016

    Great technology. Solves real-world issues for large enterprises.

  6. The Michael Cyber Guy! on February 17, 2016

    Great company, Great culture, Great leaders, and a product that WORKS!!!!

  7. Tom Dolan on February 17, 2016

    This technology solves real world issues related to the expanding end point population on today’s networks with the explosion of IOT. There is no better way to reduce risk of non-managed end point based threats at a network level.

  8. Christine R. on February 17, 2016

    A much needed product to help IT organizations tackle their security needs, and top-notch professionals that help execute in a high-growth organization!

  9. Jim Roberts on February 17, 2016

    Product actually works as advertised and delivers immediate ROI. Real-time visibility of our security posture what we now cannot live without

  10. Asmara Hagos on February 17, 2016

    Most innovative security offerings of our time. Not only can this company’s tools enforce your security policies, but they also work in conjunction with your other tools. Simply brilliant.

  11. Jeff H on February 17, 2016

    This product is something that every company in the world needs in their toolbox. It gives you complete visibility and control over everything that is connected to your network.

  12. Kevin C on February 17, 2016

    High growth company in an extremely high growth market. Great product that really works. Very seasoned and proven leadership.

  13. Very unique value prop that is filling a huge gap – lack of security products sharing valuable information and automating manual processes.

  14. Gerardo G. on February 17, 2016

    You can’t protect what you can’t see — Forescout products address that capability gap. Forescout delivers a product that is easy to deploy and manage. On top of all that, it automates most of our scanning and auditing processes. Five stars!

  15. TVincent on February 17, 2016

    If you’re dealing with the explosion of IP-connected devices on your network, then using ForeScout’s security solution is paramount to reducing your risk of a breach by seeing and controlling these devices, and sharing information across your other security tools.

  16. IoT is upon us, and Forescout is a ready product to control it.

  17. Raul Bottle on February 17, 2016

    Iot devices are vulnerable. With this creative system they will no longer be!

  18. Manny singh on February 17, 2016

    The best cyber security company out! Protects your network from the bad guys by providing you AGENTLESS visibility and control of all devices connected to your network. Also, automates the process for you!

  19. Marty D on February 17, 2016

    ForeScout solves the real world problems for organizations through the ability see All the devices on their network (agentless), control those devices and security/configuration posture AND orchestrate responses to cyber situation with integrations with other leaders in the Cyber Security world, in real time.

  20. Will L on February 17, 2016

    Right product in the right place at the right time. In today’s ever growing IOT (Internet of Things) cyber-threats must be mitigated. (Even the President recognizes this!) Their products need to on everyone’s tool belt.

  21. Great product to protect own assets and to point out issues on the network and endpoints as well as react faster on outbreaks, security accidents even if a human is not around!

  22. Kason Kim on February 18, 2016

    Best NAC !!!

  23. M. Talapo on February 18, 2016

    See. Control. Orchestrate.

    It is that simple.

  24. John Lam on February 18, 2016

    Great solution to help save time and money by automating your common control task on your network. Help protect your network with from the new wave of byod and IOT devices.

  25. Jonathan on February 18, 2016

    Great company and great product

  26. We begin every security engagement with ForeScout to learn what our customers have to protect in their IT Infrastructure.

  27. Great product with a great team of people!

  28. Keven Dulberg on March 13, 2016

    At the endpoint level, ForeScout’s products can detect whether the computer is compliant with an organization’s security policy and can fix common security issues such as a broken security agent, a misconfiguration, or a malicious process running on the endpoint.

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