The Forescout Continuum Platform – Security Automation

Additional Info

CompanyForescout Technologies Inc.
Company size (employees)1,000 to 4,999
Headquarters RegionNorth America
Type of solutionSoftware


Forescout’s Continuum Platform is the world’s first automated cybersecurity solution for organizations’ entire digital terrains. This includes 100% asset visibility, continuous compliance, network segmentation, automatic remediation of risks and a strong foundation for Zero Trust.

The Continuum Platform aligns an organization’s digital reality with its security framework by discovering, assessing and governing across all cyber assets. Through discovery, the platform identifies and classifies every connected asset across IT, OT, IoT and IoMT networks. It then assesses these assets for compliance and risk using real-time multi-factor risk analysis and scoring, on-connect and continuously thereafter.

After discovery and assessment, the Continuum Platform automates security policies to ensure the compliance of all devices across enterprise systems, enabling many of the most highly regulated organizations to comply with rigorous standards such as NIST, CIS, HIPAA, and PCI.

Aside from automating compliance, the Continuum Platform automates responses to emerging risks and threats by enforcing flexible mitigation actions, from modest to stringent, to protect vulnerable, high-risk and compromised devices while keeping critical assets online. These actions may include automatically remediating devices and enabling updates if patching is out-of-date— including orchestration with third-party systems— as well as automatically making dynamic network access control and network segmentation decisions.

The Continuum Platform ultimately builds on 20+ years of Forescout innovations that protect many of the world’s largest and most trusted organizations in finance, government, healthcare, manufacturing and more. The platform deploys efficiently at large-enterprise scale– managing more than two million endpoints per deployment– without the need for infrastructure upgrades, resulting in faster ROI and lower TCO. It is the most scalable solution (4M devices in a single deployment across multi-vendor environments), and it is the most widely deployed enterprise-class solution for agentless asset visibility.

How we are different

1. Automation for Compliance and Risk Mitigation: Forescout’s Continuum Platform is the only platform that continuously identifies and automatically remediates risk from all cyber assets in the modern enterprise, including billions of IT, IoT, IoMT, and OT devices. It leads the industry by covering 250+ protocols (growing monthly), and it is also the only solution that can automate security policies to ensure the compliance of every connected device across an organization’s digital terrain. These capabilities save valuable time and manual attention, and they put organizations in an excellent position to pass audits and avoid unnecessary budgetary complications.

2. Visibility and Asset Intelligence: The Continuum Platform provides the most comprehensive visibility into all connected assets with no blind spots and with the flexibility to choose from 30+ active and passive techniques for complete coverage across all locations, networks and asset types. The automatic, real-time asset inventory leverages asset intelligence from over 15 million devices in Forescout’s Device Cloud and enables targeted remediation actions based on potential business impact. After deployment, connected device visibility is at least 30% higher on average than customers originally anticipated for their networks. These capabilities empower customers to refine their network traffic policies, which can be simulated to ensure a non-disruptive segmentation project.

3. Leveraging Existing Networking Infrastructure: The Continuum Platform allows organizations to maximize their investments by working alongside customers’ existing networking equipment infrastructures. This enables customers to mix-and-match networking equipment and, furthermore, enables 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 that are entirely avoided with Forescout.