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Forescout Platform Primary Use Case

Senior Security Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees

Asset Discovery. 

We were not able to accurately see devices in our network and/or have the ability to either remove rogue devices from the network or move them off to another VLAN. With corporate owned assets, we also have the ability to see if something is missing or not up-to-date on a product, then we have the ability to push the update down to the asset. 

We have not integrated the wireless access points into the product, but we are able to gain better visibility with wireless access points for mobile devices to do the same thing.

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Ingeniero Senior en seguridad y telecomunicaciones at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We needed some protection in our environment. We use this product in some areas in our network to monitor the security of the endpoints of our users. 

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Senior Network Engineer at Tessy Plastics

We primary use the Forescout appliances to identify, segment, and control all of our internal, manufacturing, automation, and IoT networks. In addition, we use Forescout to deploy guest wireless by utilizing self-registration to allow employees and guests onto our network. Forescout is also responsible for maintaining and showing us all threat data, such as vulnerabilities. We also use it to identify and prevent all malicious network scans throughout our entire network. These powerful tools allow us to secure our network end-to-end.

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Senior Network Engineer at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees

We are using this product as a NAC to secure our network and to meet IRS audit requirements. For example, we are using it to lock down our VPN solution.

Until now we had strict requirements for people logging in through VPN, including AD credentials and multifactor authentication, but no requirements for the actual hardware they were using. With Forescout, we can inspect every computer using VPN and block ones we don't permit, or remediate the ones we do permit.

Also, we will be able to quarantine and block computers that are not agency equipment on regular switch ports or wireless.

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Products & Solutions Manager Cyber Security | Forensics at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

I am a freelance cybersecurity consultant. I provide and implement products for our clients.

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Product Manager - IT Security at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

Our primary use case is for device compliance and access control.

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Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The use case is for a compliance check for the users who get into your organization. We identify the host for Windows PC, Mac, Linux, and servers. These are some of the use cases for user control and policy management. Some of the other use cases are to kill some applications and peer-to-peer applications. It's mainly for visibility and control, and we also integrate with various firewalls and other system security solutions. For example, LogRhythm, Splunk, Qreader, McAfee Orchestrator, and Trend Micro.

I work on multiple technologies and security technology. The solution is deployed on-premise. We don't use it for our own company. We are the system integrators and we deploy for various customers across the region we work with and we deploy most of the verticals.

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Sr. Network Engineer at William Blair & Company

To be able to improve security within our network. We needed Network Access Control (NAC). As such, we reviewed the available vendors who could provide this service to us and selected the Forescout CounterACT (CA) product primarily because we needed to be able to position the product in several regional locations. At the same time, we managed and controlled it locally and dynamically where we have it responding to a single control center. While we have implemented today strictly for wireless access, we will be extending that to include wired access in the future.

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Owner at Securnet

We are using the Forescout Platform mostly for the Bring Your Own Device features. So we like it very much. We like the dashboard, the usability, and the Bring Your Own Device feature. That's our main usage of the Forescout.

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Chief Information Security Officer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees

We've been able to use the solution for a couple of tasks including using it to monitor for anti-virus compliance. We also use it to monitor the health of the security history of our endpoints.

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System Engineer at Maticmind S.p.A.

In both the environment I have used CounterACT to permit guests access and recognize automatically domain/white list members

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Technical Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We are using the Forescout Platform for authentication and for 100% device visibility.

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Product Manager at South Asian Technologies

We're Forescout partners and offer this as a solution to our clients.

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GM Technical Management at a tech services company with 201-500 employees

We are a solution provider and we are currently implementing this product for our customers.

One of the reasons we use Forescout is to differentiate between our employees and guests in the office. For employees, we want to make sure that all of the Wi-Fi devices connected to our infrastructure comply with our security regulations. For guests, or for subcontractors, our goal is to monitor and regulate access.

This also provides us with the ability to use automation during our compliance and review. For example, we can automate processes with third-party solutions such as Splunk, or our own firewall can have an automatic response based on the compliance results from Forescout.

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Chief Technology Officer at Penta Global Limited

Right now, we are looking to implement the solution in a hospital where a lot of people come to the lobby and are outsiders or guests. The VOD and guests' mobile phones will be able to connect to the Wi-Fi. This is the latest use case we are working on.

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Head IT Infrastructure and Security at United Capital Plc

My company is in the financial services industry. The primary use case is Network Access Control and control endpoint access to network. The environment is used to process sensitive data. We want to ensure that rogue devices and unauthorized devices are unable to join the network. This will reduce our exposure to attacks.

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Chief Executive Officer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

To find out what devices are in the network for our clients. We manage client's networks, so we have it on the client's network and they use it so they can make sure they know who's on the network and if it's secure.

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Sr. Security Engineer at Topvision

We use the Forescout Platform to manage all of the devices connected to our network.

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