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2015-11-16T12:34:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Forescout Platform?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Forescout Platform, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Forescout is a very powerful NAC product that does not rely on port level configuration. It can detect and block unauthorized devices very quickly. But it has a lot of capabilities and really would take at least one person dedicated to train up in Forescout, plus a backup for him. You need to be able to pay for training and pro services.


In terms of being able to hunt down and kill rogue/unauthorized devices trying to connect to the network, I don't see anything better.

2020-11-04T13:57:45Z
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Top 20LeaderboardConsultant

I was a partner of the company who was a Forescout Platform partner and I was responsible for bringing in Forescout, and establishing the service line for the Forescout Platform sales, pre-sales, and the implementation, but I am no longer with that company. I would rate Forescout Platform an eight out of ten.

2021-09-10T15:11:57Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

I do not recall which version of the solution we are using. We use the on-premises deployment model, however, we also have some clients on the cloud. I would advise other organizations that, if they have multi-vendors in their network, use Forescout. However, if most of the devices are Cisco, it is best to use Cisco ISE. It is a great tool and solution. We looked into it with the Magic Quadrant of Gartner and we have seen that it is a leader in the space. However, for us, it just doesn't work as well in terms of compatibility. I'd recommend the solution. I would rate it at an eight out of ten.

2021-02-25T07:45:14Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

It is the only NAC product I know of that does not require 802.1x on every switch port. Big win. But, make sure that you invest in training up your personnel. It is not a simple product. Importantly, the vast capabilities make it worthwhile.

2020-09-18T14:27:00Z
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Top 20Reseller

I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-09-13T07:02:22Z
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Top 10Reseller

We try to always use the latest version of the solution. We're a partner. We use various deployment models, depending on the company we are implementing the solution for. We use both cloud and on-premises deployment models. I'd recommend the solution to other users and companies. We've been quite pleased with the solution so far. The customers seem to be very happy with the product as a whole. It's just the pricing that worries everyone. There's the competition to consider. If others can offer better pricing, I believe we would probably consider deploying it instead. That said, overall, I'd rate the solution nine out of ten.

2020-09-08T09:10:02Z
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Top 20Real User

On a scale of one to ten I would give Forescout Platform a nine.

2020-08-12T07:01:00Z
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Top 10Real User

This is a good product and I recommend it. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-06-14T08:03:11Z
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Top 10Real User

The product has proven to be worth the cost and time savings alone in finding rogue devices. It helps with ROI and increasing our security posture. You can't protect what you don't know about or can't see.

2020-05-13T13:50:00Z
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Top 20Real User

The product has been fantastic for us, meeting our needs. We have hardly had any bugs to speak of. With that being said, please allow Tier 1 cases to be directly transferred to an available engineer.

2020-05-12T16:20:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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

2020-03-08T10:06:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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 network access control to prevent many issues. I'd rate the solution itself eight out of ten overall. It's quite good, but it could always continue to improve.

2020-03-05T08:39:39Z
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Top 10Real User

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 Visibility and Control Platform at a nine out of ten.

2020-03-03T08:47:00Z
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Top 10LeaderboardReal User

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 there won't be any surprises. If they need to make changes, they need to manage the process properly. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten. If it was a bit less complex, I'd give it perfect marks.

2020-02-20T06:38:06Z
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Top 10Real User

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 a tray. Forescout is a very good company that delivers very good features. I love it. I'd rate it nine out of ten.

2019-11-28T11:33:00Z
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Real User

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. Choose a product that doesn't change your environment.

2019-02-12T10:09:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

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 our DHCP at HQ, but it causes black holes during inspection schedules in case of a static device being plugged in.

2015-11-16T12:34:00Z
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