Forescout Platform Pros and Cons

Forescout Platform Pros

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SecEng3904
Senior Security Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ 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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Jonathan Soto
Ingeniero Senior en seguridad y telecomunicaciones at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The user management has been very easy for the most part.
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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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Avraham Sonenthal
Senior Network Engineer at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
You can quickly filter your view of devices and zero in on the ones you want using a variety of tools, such as what subnet it is on or what it has been classified as.
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reviewer1363347
Product Manager - IT Security at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Its feature that I have found most valuable is that it is very granular. You can configure granular controls just as you want those policies to be implemented. It gives you that flexibility to go granular in how you want your controls to be implemented. That's something I like about it.
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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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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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Dilan Jayamantri
Product Manager at South Asian Technologies
The initial setup is quite simple. It's not too complex or difficult to set up.
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Forescout Platform Cons

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SecEng3904
Senior Security Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ 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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Jonathan Soto
Ingeniero Senior en seguridad y telecomunicaciones at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The licensing costs are quite high. With the amount of hardware we have, we need too many licenses to make the product effective and it's ultimately just too costly.
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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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Avraham Sonenthal
Senior Network Engineer at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees
The reporting feature needs improvement.
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reviewer1363347
Product Manager - IT Security at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
I should be able to integrate my Forescout with any other third party security technology, to build that connected security strategy.
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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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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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Dilan Jayamantri
Product Manager at South Asian Technologies
The solution needs more definitive pricing. The costs are hard to nail down.
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Learn what your peers think about Forescout Platform. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: May 2021.
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