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Miguel Santiago
Real User
Owner at Securnet
Mar 10 2020

What is most valuable?

Now that I'm used to it I don't see many places to improve it. We really like it as it is. We think it's simple. We think it's very useful and we really like reports and everything. We like it very much.

How has it helped my organization?

We are really adapted to the product. So we find it perfect.

What needs improvement?

The biggest disadvantage is the pricing. I can see that the product has value. I see that the product is really good. I think that the pro is it's really stable, but price-wise, I think it's bad. But you have to pay for quality. But the… more»

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

The pricing is really bad. We think that it's expensive. So the pricing part is expensive.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend doing a compression demo. If people use it, they will buy it. So they have to see the product in place. That's the main recommendation is to do a proof of concept. If they do, they will buy it. I would rate Forscout Device… 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, its core use * Asset Intelligence for deskside * "What port is it plugged into" intelligence for deskside * Patch-level Auditing * Emergency… more»

How has it helped my organization?

* Immediate relocation of network devices to segregated "Vendor" network based on autonomous analysis. Prevents scanning, malware spread, corporate asset (i.e. printer)… more»

What needs improvement?

* JAVA Memory management - leaving the app running for multiple days requires relaunch * Search - needs boolean functionality (or psudeau operand now working)

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 hardware. Under their old model, licensing was tied to… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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 inspections. We've avoided the use of traps by centralizing… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

This was chosen without hands-on evaluation based on reviews and industry feedback.
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Real User
Information security at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 22 2020

What is most valuable?

It's a great solution. We use it for the internet here and it's been helpful. It's a great product for our Mac PCs and we can implement it to both our wireless and our wired network. It's very quick. The compliance aspects of the solution are excellent and one of the solution's best features. It helps us maintain the compliance of our endpoints. In terms of physical tools, we are very satisfied… more»

What needs improvement?

There's always room for improvement for the solution. Off the top of my head, I really can't determine anything that is lacking right now. Basically there is no room for improvement that I can describe. 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.

What other advice do I have?

I'd advise companies to ensure their teams are well trained in ForeScout before starting implementation of any kind. Those setting up and using the solution should have a basic background in networking. If users are comfortable with configuring, they can create processes for the environment. That way, it will be deployed properly. Teams should also test the solution first before they launch so… more»
RobertoMarinozzi
Real User
System Engineer at Maticmind S.p.A.
Dec 02 2019

What is most valuable?

The last two or three versions that have been released on CounterACT Forescout have allowed for the possibility to search for any kind of device. Before that, I could only search for guest domain… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It permit to treats the access policy without lists of macaddresses but by mean a dynamic policy it permits to discover and classify a lot of devices that the organization forgets to have to manage

What needs improvement?

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… more»

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

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… more»

What other advice do I have?

I have installed the solution for two customers. For one, I have used the CounterACT CT 1000. In another environment, I did a more complex installation and I have used the appliances and management in… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

no, I have used only forescout and I haven't need to use anything else
Surodas Deb Roy
Real User
Chief Technology Officer at Penta Global Limited
Mar 05 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution offers very good management. It allows for good detection of all the vendor products we have on-site. The solution is very similar to other solutions, so it's not hard to figure out how to use it.

What needs improvement?

The solution could always improve by adding more features to make it more robust.

What other advice do I have?

I'm basically focusing on the product line right now. It's pretty good. The nice thing about it is that at last, we have a kind of software that's very easy to work with. While most people in most of the cases do not want to go for Mac, in the case of cybersecurity, I believe it is very important to do so. In enterprise cases, the common culture is the DYD. Organizations need to add some sort of… more»
Real User
Chief Executive Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Mar 12 2020

What is most valuable?

We really like that we get full visibility of devices in the local network.

What needs improvement?

It could be better, they could work on the wide-area network and easier because it's a bit clumsy at the moment when we go on to a remote site. It works well in the head office but we've had challenges trying to install it across other sites. So pricing and support for branch offices. The interface… more»

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

The Forescout Device and Visibility Control Platform is quite expensive. I would recommend it depending on the environment, but I would tell them to look at things that depend on their environment. There is other software as well.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate the Forescout Device and Visibility Control Platform at a six out of ten.
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 our environment.

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 device. They should develop the ability to analyze… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I 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 make sure that the solution works with a lot of vendors… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also looked at Fortinet.
Manuel Keller
Consultant
Managing Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Oct 18 2018

What do you think of Forescout Platform?

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

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What is Forescout Platform?

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
Forescout Platform, CounterACT for Endpoint Compliance, ForeScout CounterACT
Forescout Platform customers

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

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