28 Aug 2014

CipherTechs to Extend Managed Network Security Service Offerings Leveraging ForeScout CounterACT Platform

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 ForeScout Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of pervasive network security solutions for Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations, today announced that CipherTechs, a privately held information security services provider, will offer a new suite of managed network security services to its customers enabled by ForeScout’s CounterACT™ solution. This offering will provide CipherTechs customers dynamic network and endpoint intelligence, context-based access controls and policy-based mitigation of violations and threats.

According to the IDG Connect 2014 Cyber Defense Maturity Report, one in six organizations had five or more significant security incidents, and 96 percent experienced at least one in the past year. More so, over 61 percent cited low to no confidence on network device intelligence, maintaining configuration standards and defenses on devices, and ensuring virtual machines and remote devices adhere to policy. Increased demand to use personal mobile devices in the workplace (BYOD) and have easy access to IT resources and sensitive data makes it more critical for IT to implement the security policies that effectively protect networks while preserving user experience.

Network complexity, exposure diversity and threat velocity are challenging security operations. The ForeScout CounterACT platform enables companies to gain real-time visibility, control and response over users, devices, systems and applications attempting to access or on their networks. CipherTechs security services, facilitated by CounterACT, are designed to support organizations that don’t necessarily have the resources to purchase, deploy and maintain on-premise solutions, or choose to simply shift this process to a dedicated service offering, allowing staff to focus on other IT priorities. And, because CounterACT and its ControlFabric™ architecture offer extensive network and security infrastructure interoperability, ForeScout can be reliably implemented as part of an advanced managed security service provider (MSSP) offering.

“We’ve developed this service based on our customers’ demands for tools that give them comprehensive insight into who and what is accessing their networks, greater enforcement of security policies and a more effective approach to preempt and contain threats” said Bill Dorney, director of Engineering at CipherTechs. “With this managed offering, we can significantly improve our customers’ operational oversight, risk profile and response to exposures, while at the same time improving their means to maintain compliance – all without the need to dedicate additional IT resources.”

“There are various reasons companies don’t opt to implement advanced network security solutions – the lack of resources being high on that list – but this doesn’t mean that they don’t need such tools to protect their networks against cyberthreats and expedite compliance processes,” said Nic Alicandri, chief sales and marketing officer at CipherTechs. “As an engineering organization, we are evaluated by the partners we keep, and the solutions we offer. We’ve been working with ForeScout for over a decade because we believe in its technology and its ability to provide meaningful value to our customers.”

“Traditionally, network access control (NAC) technology has eluded the service provider set because of first generation limitations with regards to deployment and management complexity,” said Devin Archer, Americas channel director at ForeScout Technologies. “Our CounterACT platform enables a more rapid, flexible and extensible implementation that exceeds IT organizations’ perceptions of NAC and gives MSSPs a reliable and integrated approach for offering network intelligence, endpoint compliance and threat response services.”

CipherTechs Managed Service offering with CounterACT is available now. For more details, visit www.ciphertechs.com.

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