Forescout Platform Review

Provides visibility into the workings of our routers and switches


What is our primary use case?

My company is in the financial services industry. The primary use case is Network Access Control and control endpoint access to network. The environment is used to process sensitive data. We want to ensure that rogue devices and unauthorized devices are unable to join the network. This will reduce our exposure to attacks.

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped with improving our security posture in terms of controlling the access of rogue devices into our network through identification. We have been able to prevent rogue device activities on the network, check the health of the system, and ensure remediation. 

It has provided visibility into the workings of our routers and switches. We also extended this capability to our branch offices through a WAN connection.

What is most valuable?

Access control: Being able to set policies that determine how devices join our network and how they are expected to behave while on the network. The fact that we are able to access the hygiene of our endpoint and monitor it continuously makes it fit for purpose.

What needs improvement?

I would advise Forescout through their research and development to look for features that they can add. Also, based on the what other competition may be selling, if they find any useful feature, they should add those to their product.

For how long have I used the solution?

The last three months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable and reliable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is a good product that is fit for purpose.

How are customer service and technical support?

Fantastic

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is a bit complex.

What was our ROI?

Not applicable.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The setup cost, pricing, and licensing are on the high side.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No. I heard of Forescout, then went ahead and bought it.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
**Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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