Forescout – Zero Trust Security
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Forescout – Zero Trust Security
|Company||Forescout Technologies Inc.|
|Company size (employees)||1,000 to 4,999|
|Headquarters Region||North America|
|Type of solution||Software|
The ongoing convergence of IT and OT networks, multiple stakeholders, specialized expertise required, and security and operational risks have made it increasingly difficult for organizations to implement zero trust. Forescout understands the importance and intricacies in establishing zero trust and, through its methodically constructed solutions and IoT security based on a zero trust approach, Forescout helps organizations implement zero trust without interfering with business operations.
Knowing the importance of complete network visibility in establishing zero trust, Forescout launched its Continuum Platform – the world’s first automated cybersecurity solution for organizations’ entire digital terrains. This solution helps organizations take an expedited path toward zero trust by continuously identifying and automatically mitigating cyber threats related to all types of connected assets in network environments as soon as they appear.
The Continuum Platform provides 100% connected asset visibility across IT, OT, IoT and IoMT environments with no blind spots and the flexibility to choose from 30+ active and passive techniques for complete coverage across all locations, networks and asset types. After achieving complete visibility, the platform assesses connected assets using real-time multi-factor risk analysis and scoring and automatically maps traffic flows to a logical taxonomy of users, applications, services, functions, locations, devices and risk levels across the entire enterprise network. These capabilities empower customers to better visualize device and network communications contexts and understand the network and its relationship to business operations.
Forescout’s approach to zero trust enables maximum visibility and operational control, allowing organizations to model the impact of segmentation policies before enforcing anything, so they save valuable time and resources and ensure there are no disruptions to business processes. Once non-disruptable policies have been chosen, the platform automates security policies to ensure the continuous compliance of all connected assets across enterprise systems, enabling highly regulated organizations to comply with rigorous standards.
How we are different
● Forescout’s solution helps organizations take an expedited path toward zero trust by continuously identifying and automatically mitigating cyber threats related to all types of connected assets (IT, OT, IoT and IoMT) in enterprise network environments as soon as they appear. The platform automates responses to emerging risks by enforcing flexible mitigation actions from modest (e.g. opening a service ticket) to stringent (e.g. enforcing network segmentation) to protect vulnerable devices while keeping critical assets online. Automating mitigation actions in real time cuts down on response time and potential human error from manual mitigations, to help ensure critical systems operate securely without disruption.
● Forescout’s solution allows organizations to model the impact of segmentation policies before enforcing anything, so they are able to save valuable time and resources and ensure there are no disruptions to business processes. Customers can therefore effectively choose the most appropriate policies to define effective least-privilege network access, govern overall network security and align security frameworks with unique business goals. Once non-disruptable policies have been chosen, the Forescout Continuum Platform automates security policies to ensure the continuous compliance of all connected assets across enterprise systems, enabling highly regulated organizations to comply with rigorous standards such as NIST, CIS, HIPAA, and PCI. Today, over 3,800 global companies, including many Fortune 1000 companies, rely on Forescout and its 20+ years of cybersecurity governance and asset intelligence to mitigate risks from network-connected devices.
● Forescout’s solution allows organizations to maximize their security investments by working alongside customers’ existing networking equipment infrastructures. Forescout offers a flexible platform that works in multi-vendor environments, enabling customers to mix-and-match networking equipment and even support acquisitions of organizations that use networking equipment from multiple vendors. Other vendors demand that customers use only the networking equipment provided by those vendors, which locks customers to those vendors and requires up-front investments