21 Jan 2015

ForeScout Earns Two Slots in HigherED Tech Decisions’ 13 Best Higher Education Products of 2014

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CAMPBELL, Calif. – January 21, 2015 – ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of continuous monitoring and mitigation solutions for Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations, today announced that its flagship solution, CounterACT™ and its integration architecture, ControlFabric™, were listed among HigherED Tech Decisions’13 Best Higher Education Products of 2014. HigherED Tech Decisions accepts nominations from integrators and educators for products they consider to be the best of breed for use in higher education IT departments.

The solutions were nominated by Matt Santill, former chief information security officer at Broward College in Davie, FL, based on the results his team achieved in Broward’s deployment of the solution. As one of the largest colleges in the U.S. with more than 68,000 students, Broward maintains four large campuses and seven satellite locations in South Florida, and supports a broad array of devices simultaneously connected to its core network at any given time. ForeScout CounterACT and the ControlFabric architecture were both recognized as best products in the roundup.

“Implementing ForeScout has provided Broward with increased visibility, control and overall reduction of risk,” said Santill. “CounterACT gives Broward the ability to provide its students and faculty with a solid Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) experience that automatically limits network resource access for personal devices that don’t adhere to the college’s security policies and notifies users to promote acceptable behavior.”

“To further boost Broward’s network security, ForeScout’s ControlFabric technology has also allowed us to integrate CounterACT with our existing security software,” Santill continued. “Currently, Broward integrates it with QRadar security information and its event management (SIEM) system, enabling its IT team to correlate CounterACT information with all logs sent in from campus-wide servers.”

“As a vendor, it’s always an honor to win an award and see ForeScout make headlines,” said Scott Gordon, chief marketing officer at ForeScout. “However, the true excitement comes in hearing how our customers achieve results and learning about all the creative ways they are applying our CounterACT platform to support their students and safeguard their institutions. We highly regard the education market and earning two spots out of 13 in this prestigious award further reinforces our commitment to offering a best-in-class network security solution.”