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Forescout Platform Valuable Features

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

There are so many to list: 

  • The policies and what you can do with them is amazing. 
  • The ability to narrow down devices online versus offline.
  • Get the MAC Addresses last attributed with a device or IP address on a device and connect that to its switch port or router. This is very beneficial when assisting in tracing back physical connectivity, if needed. 
  • The ability to move a device off the network is very useful. The hardest part is showing the help desk what they need to do when troubleshooting a device connectivity issue.
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Ingeniero Senior en seguridad y telecomunicaciones at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The environment was easy to configure. 

The user management has been very easy for the most part.

The initial setup is pretty easy.

Technical support has been very helpful.

The stability overall is good.

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Senior Network Engineer at Tessy Plastics

The biggest benefit to our organization is the fact that being in manufacturing you have many different types of devices. Only a small section of these types of devices support dot1x authentication. This makes Network Access Control very difficult to implement. With Forescout, the difficulty becomes significantly less. Being able to actively identify the client without a certificate allows you to control every device on your network regardless of the make, model, and software running. This allows for end-to-end security.

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

I think the most valuable feature is that the port-based 802.1x configuration on switch ports is not required. It operates by listening to the wire and talking to networking devices. That is a huge reduction in configuration complexity.

You can quickly filter your view of devices and zero in on the ones you want using a variety of tools, such as what subnet it is on or what it has been classified as.

Another good thing about the product that it can examine every endpoint and give information about it, even IoT devices.

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

Forescout Platform is a very good NAC solution.

It's a very good product.

The agentless visibility is definitely unmatched and outstanding. 

The actions that the agentless visibility, allow us to perform on the endpoint, are really amazing, especially in the way that it is done. 

It is a good solution, Garner rated because their leadership quadrant position is responsible for their market.

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

Its feature that I have found most valuable is that it is very granular. You can configure granular controls just as you want those policies to be implemented. It gives you that flexibility to go granular in how you want your controls to be implemented. That's something I like about it. 

The pricing, technical support, stability, scalability, initial set up, interface, dashboards, management, and monitoring are fantastic. They are excellent. 

The licensing of the solution is pretty simple. The process of deploying the solution is pretty straightforward. The dashboard, in terms of monitoring and management, is pretty simple. Maybe because I have a very robust technological background is why I don't struggle with these things. In terms of management, deployment, and support, although I really don't require their support, so far, so good.

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SA
Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

This is far better than any other Mac solution. Within three or four days, we have complete visibility of your infrastructure on the network. Compared to other solutions, the deployment of the solution is easier and we can close the project quickly.

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Sr. Network Engineer at William Blair & Company

The key feature we use is AD integration. That feature needs the least amount of attention once set up. 

Monitoring and logging are the pieces that we use most day-to-day. These are used by both our network and security teams to ensure proper operation with minimal risk. Whether machines attempting access are firm managed, vendors visiting, or IoT, all are available within the CA appliance. We plan to extend the use to further support growth functionalities and new work from home initiatives going forward.

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Owner at Securnet

Now that I'm used to it I don't see many places to improve it. We really like it as it is. We think it's simple. We think it's very useful and we really like reports and everything. We like it very much.

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

It's a great solution. We use it for the internet here and it's been helpful. It's a great product for our Mac PCs and we can implement it to both our wireless and our wired network.

It's very quick.

The compliance aspects of the solution are excellent and one of the solution's best features. It helps us maintain the compliance of our endpoints.

In terms of physical tools, we are very satisfied.

In our organization, the solution provides us with a sound perimeter. 

The user interface is quite simple.

The version we're currently on, 8.6, has a lot more plugins than past versions. Now you can plug in anything you want. It helps us to utilize the product more fully.

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System Engineer at Maticmind S.p.A.

The last two or three versions that have been released on CounterACT Forescout have allowed for the possibility to search for any kind of device. Before that, I could only search for guest domain users.

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

Forescout Platform provides multiple features. They have a very effective device fingerprinting in their cloud. You do not need to add any devices manually, such as in Mac devices. Other solutions you have to add IoT devices and OT devices manually. This is one of the major areas that Forescout Platform is excelling in.

There are features that you can protect your organization.

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Product Manager at South Asian Technologies

The solution's most valuable aspects are its network visibility and its ability to extend into other solutions for integration purposes. 

The initial setup is quite simple. It's not too complex or difficult to set up.

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

The most valuable feature is the ease of deployment, which does not require the use of an agent.

We are satisfied with the interface.

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SD
Chief Technology Officer at Penta Global Limited

The solution offers very good management.

It allows for good detection of all the vendor products we have on-site.

The solution is very similar to other solutions, so it's not hard to figure out how to use it.

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Head IT Infrastructure and Security at United Capital Plc

Access control: Being able to set policies that determine how devices join our network and how they are expected to behave while on the network. The fact that we are able to access the hygiene of our endpoint and monitor it continuously makes it fit for purpose.

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

We really like that we get full visibility of devices in the local network.

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Sr. Security Engineer at Topvision

The interface is easy to use.

The 802.1X configuration, which is difficult for all switches, is not required. It makes it easier to work with switches and IoT devices.

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AN
Instrutor at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature of the Forescout Platform is the large capacity it can handle. Additionally, the interface of the platform is good.

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Learn what your peers think about Forescout Platform. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
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