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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 of endpoints are not ready to do it, or they're poor at… 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 posturing very easy to do. Once the device is on the network… 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 ForeScout to talk with them, we'll get much better information… 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 with the network to make this product work and make it… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We compared ForeScout to Cisco ISE. There were some other vendors in this space, but we felt they were for mid-sized companies at largest. Cisco looked like they had an offering that would be able to compete head-to-head with it in terms of… more»
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Chief Operating Officer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Mar 20 2016

What is most valuable?

* Alerting as to non-compliant machines * Ability to quarantine infected machines * Ability to determine if patches are not up to date

How has it helped my organization?

If a machine becomes infected by a user accessing the web, ForeScout has the ability to immediately quarantine that machine, isolating it from the network. Before this… more»

What needs improvement?

It needs enhanced mobile support, but I have heard that this is coming.

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

They are competitively priced for a medium-to-large sized organization.

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

This was the first of its kind in the environment.

What other advice do I have?

They also offer a monitoring service which is a good value if you do not have someone in house to monitor ForeScout on site. This can be full or part time. ForeScout is a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

This is not a very crowded segment for this kind of a product, and ForeScout is the best known of this small field.
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Pre-Sales Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 16 2016

What is most valuable?

CounterACT is a very flexible product in terms of deployment where the users will have a Layer 2 or Layer 3 deployment depending on their network infrastructure while maintaining the product's… more»

How has it helped my organization?

As a distributor's engineer working on CounterACT, there are a few vast changes that I have seen after deploying CounterACT for our customers. A few of our customers reportedly had an easier time with… more»

What needs improvement?

There are few areas which will need vast improvements. The CounterACT graphical user interface could use a revamp as it may not look appealing enough to the end users. Another area which the… more»

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

For pricing and licensing, CounterACT is not an overly expensive product. They can fit most of our customers' budgets.

What other advice do I have?

ForeScout CounterACT is like a Pandora's box, which contains a lot of functionalities that can be used to improve the customer's daily operation tasks and reduces manual workforce. It is recommended… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We managed to evaluate Cisco ISE. Cisco ISE is a complex solutions to deploy where it only supports users who use Cisco switches. ForeScout CounterACT is a much more appealing product because of the… more»

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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