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