In today’s digitally-driven world, enterprises require to not only have in place the best-in-class tools but also need to keep pushing its limits with frequent updates to execute business operations, stay on par with the competition, and most importantly, maximize ROI. However, due to constant changes within the environment, many organizations fail to pay attention to the dying security of these systems—paving the way for attacks; both physical and cyber. In an era where such attacks are a regular yet harmful occurrence, companies need a solution that can help them extend their operations and secure it thoroughly. Addressing this critical necessity since its inception in 2000, California-based Forescout Technologies provides state-of-the-art device visibility and control solutions. “Our unified security platform enables enterprises to achieve complete situational awareness of their extended enterprise environment and manage actions to reduce cyber and operational risk,” says Michael DeCesare, CEO of Forescout Technologies.

With capabilities such as quick-deployment without the interference of agents, real-time discovery and classification of all IP-connected devices, and continuous posture assessments, the firm has established itself as a unique security solution provider in the marketplace. By leveraging its infrastructure-agnostic solutions, Forescout enables enterprises to successfully reduce the risk of business disruption from security incidents, ensure security compliance, and increase security operations productivity. eyeControl, being one of them, is designed with the capability to enforce and automate policy-based networks and host controls through integrations with heterogeneous physical and virtual network infrastructure. This helps in reducing manual effort to enforce network access, improve device compliance, implement network segmentation, and accelerate incident response.

Forescout’s ideal device visibility solution—eyeSight— discovers, classifies, and assesses devices in the enterprise ecosystem in a nimble fashion without disrupting critical business operations. The firm’s novel solution leverages over 20 passive and active monitoring techniques to discover managed and unmanaged devices connecting to the organizations’ heterogeneous network infrastructure.
It auto-classifies traditional, IoT and OT devices using multidimensional classification taxonomy to successfully identify device function and type, operating system and version, and vendor and model. With the capability to determine connected devices’ risk profile, it monitors the network and assesses the configuration, state, and security posture.

Furthermore, Forescout offers an advanced threat detection (ATD) product— eyeExtend—providing security coordination between the company’s platform and enterprises’ ATD systems. With this combined solution, enterprises can automatically detect indicators of compromise on their networks and quarantine infected devices, thereby, limiting malware propagation and breaking the cyber kill chain. The firm delivers another tool known as the eyeManage to monitor its deployments across the extended enterprise. It unifies assets, compliance, and risk reporting across IT and OT networks for cross-functional stakeholders, audit teams and executives.

To further broaden its client base, Forescout also establishes its footprints to the asset management space by helping its clients to make intelligent security and business decisions about their networked assets. This solution enables clients to reroute from their legacy, manual, error-prone and complex processes to an advance and result-driven one.

With such holistic solutions and capabilities, Forescout has successfully redefined enterprise security across 80 countries serving over 3,300 customers. In one instance, the company helped Boden, a fast-growing UK fashion company to expand their visibility, monitor devices connectivity and ease management operations. The client was not only able to reap great benefits from increased visibility and control but also glean a vast reduction in the amount of time and effort that goes into configuring and implementing network changes when devices connect. “What we have on the anvil is the plan to sharpen our technical edge to align well with the new threats in the space,” concludes DeCesare.