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NwkSecSpecialist794
Real User
Global Network Security Specialist at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 12 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of ForeScout is the fact that it can do network access control either with 802.1x or without 802.1x. Many network devices are not ready to do 802.1x. Lots… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We did not have a NAC prior to ForeScout. It provides constant monitoring of the endpoints either through an agent or periodic monitoring with a local admin account. This makes… more»

What needs improvement?

Definitely, having more third-party integration would be an improvement. This is something that they're doing. Other products that we have on our network, if we're able to get… more»

What other advice do I have?

The most important thing would be that a NAC project involves more than just the network. You've got to have client people, PKI people, active directory people all working together… more»
Michael Varga
Real User
IS-Operations Security Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 22 2019

What is most valuable?

* Network Access Control, it's core use * Asset Intelligence for deskside * "What port is it plugged into" intelligence… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Immediate relocation of network devices to segregated "Vendor" network based on autonomous analysis. Prevents scanning… more»

What needs improvement?

* JAVA Memory management - leaving the app running for multiple days requires relaunch * Search - needs boolean… more»

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

Forescout's flex licensing has made our deployment more agile and helps us adapt our environment without buying more… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

No previous solution was used.

What other advice do I have?

If you have distributed services (DHCP), strategically ensure you generate reliable traffic to establish timely… more»
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Ricardo Martins
Real User
Network System Administrator at Compugraf
Feb 13 2019

What is most valuable?

I can create granular policies. This is amazing. I really appreciate the granularity to create policies.

How has it helped my organization?

The visibility is the main benefit. We now know how many devices are connected, what the use for each device is and what kind of devices we have in… more»

What needs improvement?

They should improve features related to IT security. ForeScout should analyze behavior to see if the behavior is malicious behavior and block this… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We switched because ForeScout is the best tool for Mac.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten because it's the best solution. I would advise someone considering this or a similar solution to… more»
Real User
VP IT Security at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 25 2017

What do you think of ForeScout CounterACT?

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for us is the visibility into all connected devices. Also, the plugins are very robust -- the ability scanner, patch management system, and SQL integrator.

How has it helped my organization?

You can query a lot of information from the connected device, including their compliance statuses.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

We've had no issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There have been no issues with scaling it.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was complex, but that was due to the nature of the network architecture.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We didn't…
Manuel Keller
Consultant
Managing Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 18 2018

What do you think of ForeScout CounterACT?

What is our primary use case?

Obtaining visibility into the network and connected devices is very simple with this tool. It takes me three minutes to do a base deployment when all the parameters are available.

How has it helped my organization?

The reporting for audits start with the knowledge of the devices in the network and the services running on them. ForeScout provides the foundation for the needed information.

What is most valuable?

Using passive and active methods to learn about the network. Even hybrid parts, like production, can be discovered with the passive method, while the office LAN can be discovered with both.

What needs improvement?

Multitenancy should be included in the next version so it could be used as a managed service provider.

For how long have I

Olugbenro Iluyemi MSOR, CCNA-Security, SENSS, ITIL V3
Real User
Network and Security Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Nov 25 2018

What do you think of ForeScout CounterACT?

What is our primary use case?

Primarily used to define which host to admit onto the network, by tying a policy to the MAC address.

How has it helped my organization?

Identifying issues on why some hosts are not on the network, and assisting with possible remediation options.

What is most valuable?

SNMP Traps on switches Getting the MAC address of the host from the ARP table of the switch and applying policy.

What needs improvement?

Battled with the use of SNMP v1 instead of v2c Direct web interface rather than installation of a client.

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

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What is ForeScout CounterACT?

ForeScout offers Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations the unique ability to see devices, including non-traditional devices, the instant they connect to the network. Equally important, ForeScout lets you control these devices and orchestrate information sharing and operation among disparate security tools to accelerate incident response. Unlike traditional security alternatives, ForeScout achieves this without requiring software agents or previous device knowledge. The company’s solutions integrate with leading network, security, mobility and IT management products to overcome security silos, automate workflows and enable significant cost savings.

Also known as
CounterACT for Endpoint Compliance
ForeScout CounterACT customers

NHS Sussex, SAP, SEGA, Vistaprint, Miami Children's Hospital, Pioneer Investments, New York Law School, OmnicomGroup, Meritrust


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