Forescout Platform Pros and Cons

Forescout Platform Pros

SecEng3904
Senior Security Engineer at a marketing services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Being able to sort on device types or devices with open ports is helpful when narrowing down assets of possible misconfigured devices that may be vulnerable on the network. We can take action on those devices based off of corporate policy.
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reviewer1348908
Senior Network Engineer at Tessy Plastics
Being able to actively identify the client without a certificate allows you to control every device on your network regardless of the make, model, and software running. This allows for end-to-end security.
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reviewer1348911
Sr. Network Engineer at William Blair & Company
Forescout CounterACT has allowed us to better open our access and control wireless access globally from our HQ. This allows us to monitor the network access for every office globally. This has improved overall security, reducing risk and opening up the opportunity to provide greater end user flexibility.
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Miguel Santiago
Owner at Securnet
We think it's simple. We think it's very useful and we really like reports and everything.
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Michael Varga
IS-Operations Security Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Emergency response, risk assessment information to get a view of the of the vulnerability.
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reviewer1155042
Chief Information Security Officer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The user interface is quite simple.
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RobertoMarinozzi
System Engineer at Maticmind S.p.A.
I have noticed that in the last year the license model has changed from licensing the whole appliance to licensing the number of devices. It's more simple for a large installation, or a user to have CounterACT as their peripheral site in the company. It's a good choice to have changed the license policy.
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Surodas Deb Roy
Chief Technology Officer at Penta Global Limited
It allows for good detection of all the vendor products we have on-site.
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Adesoji
Head IT Infrastructure and Security at United Capital Plc
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.
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reviewer1297917
Chief Executive Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We really like that we get full visibility of devices in the local network.
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Forescout Platform Cons

SecEng3904
Senior Security Engineer at a marketing services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
When adding what is in scope to a policy, it would be nice if you could select multiple policies instead of one policy at a time to add what is in the scope for network segmentation. I have found that during the install and configuration of the policies that if you want to modify multiple policies or enable multiple policies that you need to define what is in the scope (IP range or segments) one rule at a time. This caused some slow downs when implementing policies.
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reviewer1348908
Senior Network Engineer at Tessy Plastics
They need to handle their Tier 1 cases differently. The biggest negative regarding Forescout is their support. Not having the ability to get instantly transferred to a support engineer for Tier 1 cases is pretty ridiculous.
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reviewer1348911
Sr. Network Engineer at William Blair & Company
More detailed analysis during the authentication process, especially for troubleshooting access issues. We have found that troubleshooting RADIUS controls is quite arduous, as it is today. A trace function could easily resolve this by providing a means by which access issues from a certificate to passwords or accounts could easily be identified and remediated.
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Miguel Santiago
Owner at Securnet
The biggest disadvantage is the pricing.
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Michael Varga
IS-Operations Security Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Search - needs boolean functionality (or pseudo operand now working).
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reviewer1155042
Chief Information Security Officer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The solution does have a bit of complexity, and there's some complexity in the deployment. Users need to be trained before undertaking an initial setup.
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RobertoMarinozzi
System Engineer at Maticmind S.p.A.
For the user, the policy that they have implemented sometimes needs adjustments. Sometimes the features that the customer asks for aren't involved in the main installation, and I need to bolt an add-on in. However, I never know if this policy is the right one when I do this.
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Surodas Deb Roy
Chief Technology Officer at Penta Global Limited
The solution could always improve by adding more features to make it more robust.
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Adesoji
Head IT Infrastructure and Security at United Capital Plc
The initial setup is a bit complex.
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reviewer1297917
Chief Executive Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It's scalable, but not without a big investment. It doesn't do so well at the branch. At the home office, it does okay and not so well at the branch.
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Learn what your peers think about Forescout Platform. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
417,803 professionals have used our research since 2012.