THE LEADER IN DEVICE VISIBILITY AND CONTROL

    A unified IT-OT Security Platform


    As organisations across the board are turning to digital transformation to improve CX, increase agility, and streamline operations, an increasing number of smart devices and ‘things’ with sensors and connectivity are attaching to their networks, coming and going from multiple sources.

                                                                                                                

    Digital transformation is also seeing separate IT and OT networks converging, which is putting new demands on CIOs and CISOs  as they are faced with a massive and growing visibility gap. After all, you can’t secure what you can’t see.

                                                                                                                

    This is where the Forescout platform comes in, offering organisations visibility of everything that is on their extended enterprise networks. It guarantees 100% device visibility, providing an accurate device inventory, situational awareness, continuous compliance enforcement, policy-based access control and rapid response to security incidents.

                                                                                                                

    The Forescout platform continuously discovers all IP-connected devices, without the need for agents, the second they enter the company’s network. It provides in-depth visibility into those devices using a combination of active and passive discovery, profiling and classification techniques.

                                                                                                                

    The platform enables enterprises and government agencies to gain complete situational awareness of their extended enterprise environment and orchestrate actions to reduce cyber and operational risk. Moreover, the solutions deploy rapidly with agentless, 100% real-time discovery and classification, as well as continuous posture assessment.

                                                                                                                

    It offers asset management to effectively manage and secure business assets, providing in-depth, up-to-date details about every device on the network, allowing businesses to make intelligent, up-to-date security and business decisions about your networked assets. No more manual, error-prone processes. No more guesswork.


    The platform also offers device compliance,  because when it comes to compliance, there is no grey area - to both regulators and threat actors, partial compliance means non-compliance. A variety of vulnerable platforms, unpatched devices and weak passwords expose the network to risk, creating compliance gaps that continue to widen as more devices are added or become virtual and extend into the cloud. The Forescout platform allows businesses to automate the process of bringing devices into compliance and keeping them that way. It validates that physical and virtual devices meet compliance criteria, and takes immediate action when they don’t.

    The platform also offers device compliance,  because when it comes to compliance, there is no grey area - to both regulators and threat actors, partial compliance means non-compliance. A variety of vulnerable platforms, unpatched devices and weak passwords expose the network to risk, creating compliance gaps that continue to widen as more devices are added or become virtual and extend into the cloud. The Forescout platform allows businesses to automate the process of bringing devices into compliance and keeping them that way. It validates that physical and virtual devices meet compliance criteria, and takes immediate action when they don’t.


    It also offers network access control, giving the organisation a consolidated view of all its devices, and simultaneously control them, as well as automate incident response based on its policies, which is crucial in a world where physical and virtual devices are continuously joining and leaving the network. 

          

    With the platform, dynamic network segmentation is also made possible by integrating a visibility and control platform with next-generation firewalls. It enforces granular identity and context-aware security policies, across the campus, data center and cloud. It’s this granularity and real-time context that provides secure access to critical applica­tions, prevents unauthorised access to sensitive resources, and minimises data breaches and their impact.

          

    Finally, it offers co-ordinated, automated incident response, with no agents or blind spots. The instant network security is breached, the clock starts ticking. Multiple of security tools can only succeed if they work together, and in the meantime, the window of vulnerability is wide open. To combat this, Forescout offers a foundation for automated information sharing and orchestrated threat response.

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