Forescout joins global cyber security alliance for operational technology

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New cyber security alliance will develop comprehensive cyber security guidelines for operational technology infrastructure

October 23, 2019Forescout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT), the leader in device visibility and control, has announced that it has joined a new alliance to provide a technical and organisational framework for safe and secure operational technology (OT). The Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance (OTCSA) aims to bridge dangerous gaps in security for OT and critical infrastructures and industrial control systems (ICS) to support and improve the daily lives of citizens and workers in an evolving world. Industry leaders ABB, Check Point Software, Cylance, Fortinet, Microsoft, Mocana, NCC Group, Qualys, SCADAFence, Splunk and Wärtsilä have partnered with Forescout to establish the OTCSA.

The OTCSA mission is five-fold:
· strengthen cyber-physical risk posture of OT environments and interfaces for OT/IT interconnectivity
· guide OT operators on how to protect their OT infrastructure based on a risk management process and reference architectures/designs, which are demonstrably compliant with regulations and international standards such as IEC 62443
· guide OT suppliers on secure OT system architectures, relevant interfaces and security functionalities
· support the procurement, development, installation, operation, maintenance, and implementation of a safer, more secure critical infrastructure
· accelerate the time to adoption of safer, more secure critical infrastructures.

With 60 per cent of organisations using ICS indicating that they experienced a breach in their systems in the past year, and 97 per cent acknowledging security challenges because of the convergence of IT and OT(1), the need for the OTCSA is critical. Cyber-attacks on OT and critical infrastructures are on the rise and they are impacting business risk across all industries – from disrupting manufacturing systems to halting safety services. Threats to OT can have potential impacts in scope and scale greater than in information-only environments, including negative financial impact, ecological damage and loss of life.

“Critical infrastructures and industrial control systems are essential to organisation revenue and profits and the global economy,” said Damiano Bolzoni, vice president of industrial and OT business, Forescout. “As the market leader in device visibility and control, Forescout is committed to collaborating with the industry to establish architectural, implementation and process guidelines that further strengthens the cyber security risk posture and resiliency of operational technology.”

Until now, there has been no industry group focused on improving cyber risk posture by providing tangible architectural, implementation, and process guidelines to OT operators and solution providers so that they can navigate necessary changes, upgrades and integrations to evolving industry standards and regulations. These robust security guidelines will cover the entire lifecycle – procurement, development, deployment, installation, operation, maintenance and decommission – and address aspects related to people, process, and technology.

OTCSA promotes collaboration amongst IT and OT operators and leading companies in the industry. Membership is open to any company that operates critical infrastructure or general OT systems to run its business (OT operators) as well as companies providing IT and OT solutions (solution providers).

To learn more about the OTCSA or becoming a member, visit: www.otcsalliance.org.

Operational Technology Cyber Security Alliance (OTCSA) is a group of global industry-leading organisations focused on providing operational technology (OT) operators with resources and guidance to mitigate their cyber risk in an evolving world. Founded in 2019, OTCSA is the first group of its kind to architect a technical and organisational framework – the who, what and how – for safe and secure OT. Membership is open to all OT operators and solution providers. Current members include ABB, Check Point Software, Cylance, Forescout, Fortinet, Microsoft, Mocana, NCC Group, Qualys, SCADAFence, Splunk and Wärtsilä.

About Forescout
Forescout Technologies, Inc. provides security at first sight. Our company delivers device visibility and control to enable enterprises and government agencies to gain complete situational awareness of their environment and orchestrate action. Learn more at www.forescout.com.
© 2019 Forescout Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Forescout Technologies, Inc. is a Delaware corporation. A list of our trademarks and patents can be found at https://www.forescout.com/company/legal/intellectual-property-patents-trademarks. Other brands, products, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

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1) Forrester consulting study commissioned and published by Fortinet, May 2018

Forescout delivers industry’s first impact-based security risk assessment tool for industrial control system and operational technology networks

SilentDefense mitigates risks against increased ICS security threats with new performance analytics and compliance standards for large enterprises

Oct. 15, 2019 – Forescout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT), the leader in device visibility and control, has announced new innovation to its industrial control system (ICS) security solution SilentDefense that will help organisations aggregate and prioritise risks targeting operational technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The new Asset Risk Framework will provide users with intuitive, impact-based scores in a central dashboard so they can determine their current security risk exposure, identify assets that have a high potential of being attacked and enable engineers to take action on the assets that need attention.

Network security monitoring tools create large amounts of information which can be very challenging for cybersecurity and operational stakeholders to review. By aggregating and prioritising operational and cyber security-based risk, real time decisions can be made quickly saving money and reducing probable issues to the networks.

“The convergence of IT and OT networks and threats posed by the adoption of industrial IoT devices and services in the cloud has left enterprises more vulnerable than ever before,” said Damiano Bolzoni, vice president of OT and industrial business, Forescout. “It is essential that organisations have access to real time data and visibility of its entire network so they can quickly understand their risk exposure and take preventative measures to mediate against the threats.”

This automated and intuitive approach to network security and operational monitoring will enable customers to deploy an advanced and holistic OT/ICS cybersecurity solution to address the increased threats. Forescout’s latest release of SilentDefense, available in October, will also offer newly expanded capabilities to provide a predictable and preventative form of risk analysis to lessen the exposure organisations face:

· Active programmable logic controller (PLC) queries: Seamless process for cyber security analysts to create alert parameters so they can quickly set up custom compliance and monitoring directives so that no PLC/controller can go unseen.

· Enhanced compliance reporting: Critical infrastructure managed by utility and energy organisations have compliance obligations when securing its networks. Forescout has now automated the compliance and reporting process for North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC CIP) compliance.

· FIPS compliant: All government and federal organisations have to ensure they are Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) compliant. SilentDefense now includes tools and functions to allow these organisations to easily adhere to the security requirements of OT and ICS Networks of FIPS for implementing crypto algorithms, encryption schemes, handling important data, and working with various operating systems and hardware.

About Forescout
Forescout Technologies, Inc. provides security at first sight. Our company delivers device visibility and control to enable enterprises and government agencies to gain complete situational awareness of their environment and orchestrate action. Learn more at www.forescout.com.

© 2019 Forescout Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Forescout Technologies, Inc. is a Delaware corporation. A list of our trademarks and patents can be found at https://www.forescout.com/company/legal/intellectual-property-patents-trademarks. Other brands, products, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. This press release contains forward looking statements, development of our products and release dates are subject to change.

Forescout expands integration with Microsoft technologies for device visibility and control across diverse endpoints

  • Forescout expands integration with Microsoft technologies to improve security, compliance and control of endpoints across physical, virtual and public cloud environments
  • Forescout now integrates with Microsoft Intune, building on previous integrations with Microsoft Azure and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • Integrations provide continuous endpoint compliance monitoring and automated response and remediation to reduce security and business risk
  • Forescout joins the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association

September 17, 2019Forescout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT), the leader in device visibility and control, has announced an expanded integration with Microsoft to integrate the Forescout platform with Microsoft Intune, a unified endpoint management (UEM) solution. Building on previous integrations with Microsoft Azure and System Center Configuration Manager, Forescout is extending its device visibility and control platform to improve security, compliance and control across a diverse landscape of interconnected campus, data centre, public cloud and operational networks. Additionally, Forescout has joined the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association, a collaborative initiative to help organisations defend against increasingly sophisticated, fast moving threats worldwide.

“Nearly every employee today is using corporate or personal devices in the workplace, and thus the management of device hygiene and compliance is crucial,” said Pedro Abreu, chief product and strategy officer at Forescout. “Our expanded work with Microsoft empowers our joint customers to embrace the emerging cloud- and mobile-first world by addressing the complicated security and compliance challenges through device visibility and control.”

Mobile devices and cloud instances expand the enterprise attack surface and create compliance challenges. To address these risks and achieve compliance, organisations need visibility into all devices across physical and virtual environments. The joint Forescout and Microsoft solutions increase security operations efficiency and reduce cost via orchestration of workflows and automation of remediation and response.

“We are in an era in which mobility is the new normal – people expect to have the ability to work where, when and how they choose, using the devices they love and the apps they are familiar with,” said Ryan McGee, director of security product marketing, Microsoft. “Working with Forescout, we’re helping businesses manage their security risk with device visibility and control.”

Integration with Intune
Forescout eyeExtend for Microsoft Intune helps drive mobile device onboarding and enrolment by discovering devices previously unseen by Intune, removing visibility gaps on the network. Forescout continuously discovers, classifies and assesses devices as they connect without requiring agents or disrupting critical business operations, thus increasing operational efficiency.

Integration with Azure
The Forescout platform extends visibility into Azure public cloud environments to provide organisations with a single pane of glass across campus, data centre, public cloud and operational networks. As virtual instances are created, Forescout orchestrates with Azure to continuously assess their configuration compliance and security posture. If virtual instances are deemed to be non-compliant with security policies, Forescout automates remediation actions and incident response workflows.

Integration with System Center Configuration Manager
As devices connect to the network, Forescout discovers unregistered devices and automates workflows for System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) registration. Forescout continuously assesses device configuration and security posture and initiates automated workflows to streamline software updates and patch installation on devices managed by SCCM. In addition, if devices are non-compliant or compromised, Forescout can limit network access or quarantine devices until they are deemed compliant.

About Forescout
Forescout Technologies, Inc. provides security at first sight. Our company delivers device visibility and control to enable enterprises and government agencies to gain complete situational awareness of their environment and orchestrate action. Learn more at www.forescout.com.

© 2019 Forescout Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Forescout Technologies, Inc. is a Delaware corporation. A list of our trademarks and patents can be found at https://www.forescout.com/company/legal/intellectual-property-patents-trademarks. Other brands, products, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Forescout expands executive roles to scale business and drive best-in-class customer experience

Appoints Steve Redman to Chief Revenue Officer and Jason Pishotti to Chief Customer Officer

Sydney, AustraliaForescout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT), the leader in device visibility and control, is announcing the promotions of Steve Redman to the newly-created role of Chief Revenue Officer and Jason Pishotti to Chief Customer Officer to help scale its business, support growing market demand and improve overall customer experience.

“Forescout is in the early innings of a large market opportunity for device visibility and control, with our integrated, best-in-class platform to mitigate cybersecurity threats that target Internet of Things (IoT) and operational technology (OT) devices,” said Michael DeCesare, president and CEO, Forescout. “Steve and Jason are two of the best sales and support leaders in the industry, and both possess the exceptional functional and operational expertise required to effectively get us to $1 billion in revenue and beyond.”

Redman will now oversee both sales and marketing at Forescout. Redman is a highly accomplished sales and marketing executive, with extensive experience leading large sales and marketing teams. At Forescout, he previously oversaw the tripling of the company’s APJ regional sales revenue and took its global marketing efforts to the next level as Chief Marketing Officer. His prior experience includes leading a 2,000+ global sales organisation at McAfee, and large regional sales organisations at Palo Alto Networks and EMC.

In the newly created role of Chief Customer Officer, Pishotti will serve as an advocate for customers and bring those insights into Forescout. He will drive the strategy and operations for the company’s professional services and customer support organisations, as well as oversee a newly-created customer success organisation. These efforts will further deepen and expand Forescout’s relationships with its new and existing customers and help further ensure their success. Pishotti’s prior experience includes leading service organisations at EMC and VCE.

For more information on Forescout’s leadership team, please visit here.

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About Forescout
Forescout Technologies, Inc. provides security at first sight. Our company delivers device visibility and control to enable enterprises and government agencies to gain complete situational awareness of their environment and orchestrate action. Learn more at www.forescout.com.
© 2019 Forescout Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Forescout Technologies, Inc. is a Delaware corporation. A list of our trademarks and patents can be found at https://www.forescout.com/company/legal/intellectual-property-patents-trademarks. Other brands, products, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Forescout reveals risk of enterprise IoT devices utilising unencrypted protocols

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  • Newly formed Forescout Research Labs aims to execute pioneering research on the threats facing network connected enterprise devices
  • Latest research demonstrates ease with which malicious actors could disrupt the normal functioning of a smart building by attacking its video surveillance systems
  • Research exploits unencrypted video streaming protocols of a surveillance camera as an example of a cyber-physical attack

Sydney, Australia – Forescout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT), the leader in device visibility and control, has announced new research, Rise of the Machines: Transforming Cybersecurity Strategy for the Age of IoT,” which investigates how surveillance cameras, smart lights, and other Internet of Things (IoT) devices within smart buildings could be attacked by cyber criminals and how to mitigate those attacks.

Elisa Costante, Sr. Director of Forescout Research Labs, said, “Today’s connected world is made up of billions of devices that use a myriad of operating systems and network protocols to exchange data across industries and boundaries. We created Forescout Research Labs to explore the security implications of this hyper-connected world and research the associated threats and risks coming from these devices.”

To demonstrate the cyber risks of a smart building, Forescout Research Labs set up a real-world smart building environment containing video surveillance, smart lighting, and other IoT devices, and analysed how an attacker could obtain initial access to this network and some of the attacks they could implement for each subsystem.

The research highlights the following findings:

  • Many IoT devices, including surveillance cameras, are set up by default to communicate over unencrypted protocols, allowing for traffic sniffing and tampering of sensitive information.
  • Forescout Research Labs demonstrated how sensitive information could be tampered with using surveillance cameras commonly used by enterprises. Researchers successfully replaced a network video recorder’s footage with previously recorded fake content.
  • Compromising the video surveillance system is an example of a cyber-physical attack.
  • A search on Shodan pulled up nearly 4.7 million devices that could be potentially impacted by using these unencrypted protocols.

“We are at the forefront of the IT/OT convergence that brings massive benefits to enterprises, but unfortunately it also comes with an increased level of cyber risk,” said Costante. “You can expect to hear more from our team as we set out on a mission to educate the market on how to protect businesses and infrastructures from the bad actors that leverage device, network, and protocol vulnerabilities to damage or disrupt their functions.”

Forescout Research Labs will leverage unique insights and data gathered from the Forescout Device Cloud, which is one of the world’s largest crowdsourced device repositories and now contains more than 10 million devices from nearly 1,200 customers who share anonymised device insights.

Read the blog and the full report to learn more about the research into how IoT devices can be leveraged as an entry point to a building’s network.

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About Forescout

Forescout Technologies, Inc. provides security at first sight. Our company delivers device visibility and control to enable enterprises and government agencies to gain complete situational awareness of their environment and orchestrate action. Learn more at www.forescout.com.

© 2019 Forescout Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Forescout Technologies, Inc. is a Delaware corporation. A list of our trademarks and patents can be found at https://www.forescout.com/company/legal/intellectual-property-patents-trademarks. Other brands, products, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Forescout study reveals cybersecurity concerns on the rise amid M&A activity

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  • Global research survey discovers that 65 per cent of respondents experience buyers’ remorse after closing an M&A deal due to cybersecurity concerns
  • Among IT Decision Makers (ITDMs), 53 per cent say they find unaccounted IoT and OT devices after completing the integration of a new acquisition

Sydney, Australia – Forescout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT), the leader in device visibility and control, has announced the results of its global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) cybersecurity risk survey. The study, The Role of Cybersecurity in M&A Diligence, surveyed more than 2,700 IT and business decision makers across the United States, France, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Singapore and India to examine the growing concern of cyber risks and the importance of cyber assessment during M&A and the subsequent integration process.

According to the survey, 53 per cent report their organisation has encountered a critical cybersecurity issue or incident during an M&A deal that put the deal into jeopardy. Cybersecurity concerns discovered after consummation of the deal often present costly risks that would have been factored into the deal negotiations and/or may have led to the dissolution of the deal. After closing the acquisition, 65 per cent experienced buyers’ remorse, regretting the deal due to cybersecurity concerns.

“M&A activity can be a game-changing moment in a company’s history, but recent breaches shine the spotlight on cybersecurity issues and make one thing abundantly clear: you don’t just acquire a company, but you also acquire its cybersecurity posture and a potential trojan horse,” said Julie Cullivan, chief technology and people officer, Forescout. “Cybersecurity assessments need to play a greater role in M&A due diligence to avoid ‘buying a breach.’ It’s nearly impossible to assess every asset before signing a deal, but it’s important to perform cyber due diligence prior to the acquisition and continually throughout the integration process.”

“Acquiring a company without proper cybersecurity due diligence is like buying a used car and taking the seller’s word it is in good condition,” said Joe Cardamone, senior information security analyst and NA privacy officer, Haworth. “A company should not automatically trust the hygiene of IT assets. It’s critical to have full visibility into all connected devices and determine whether they are patched, configured properly, and free of malware.”

The survey highlights the following findings:

  • Proper cybersecurity evaluation takes time, but acquisitions often run on fast track. Many deals face a race to get across the finish line. Only 36 per cent of respondents strongly agree that their IT team is given adequate time to review a targets’ cybersecurity standards, processes and protocols before completing an acquisition.
  • More focus on cybersecurity risk during M&A is needed. Eighty-one per cent of IT decision makers (ITDMs) and business decision makers (BDMs) agree that they are putting more focus on an acquisition target’s cybersecurity posture than in the past, highlighting that cyber is a top priority.
  • Connected devices and human error put organisations at risk. When asked what makes organisations most at risk during the IT process, two answers stood out: human error and configuration weakness (51 per cent) and connected devices (50 per cent). Devices often get overlooked and missed during integration as over half (53 per cent) of ITDMs say they find unaccounted devices, including IoT and OT devices, after completing the integration of a new acquisition.
  • Prevalence of cybersecurity issues. More than half (53 per cent) of survey respondents report their organisation has encountered a critical cybersecurity issue or incident during an M&A deal that put the deal into jeopardy. Further demonstrating the potential consequence of a security incident, undisclosed data breaches have become a deal breaker for most companies. Seventy-three per cent of respondents agreed that a company with an undisclosed data breach is an immediate deal breaker in their company’s M&A strategy.

 Internal IT teams may lack the skills to conduct cybersecurity assessments. Among ITDMs, only 37 per cent strongly agree that their IT team has the skills necessary to conduct a cybersecurity assessment for an acquisition. Due to lack of resources, organisations must allocate outside resources to their cybersecurity assessments and/or may not be able to complete a robust assessment.

For additional information, read the full The Role of Cybersecurity in M&A Diligence report here or a blog by Julie Cullivan, Forescout’s chief technology and people officer here.

 About the Study

Forescout’s Report, “The Role of Cybersecurity in M&A Diligence,” is based upon a survey conducted from February 20 through March 10, 2019 commissioned by Forescout Technologies with respondents sourced from Quest Mindshare. Results were based on a total of 2,779 respondents of IT decision makers and business decision makers across industries from the U.S., France, U.K., Germany, Australia, Singapore and India. The data was weighted to evenly represent audiences and regions. To qualify, respondents had to be employed full-time, senior manager level or higher, and the primary decision maker for IT purchasing decisions or involved in M&A strategy.

About Forescout

Forescout Technologies, Inc. provides security at first sight. Our company delivers device visibility and control to enable enterprises and government agencies to gain complete situational awareness of their environment and orchestrate action. Learn more at www.forescout.com.

© 2019 Forescout Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Forescout Technologies, Inc. is a Delaware corporation. A list of our trademarks and patents can be found at https://www.forescout.com/company/legal/intellectual-property-patents-trademarks. Other brands, products, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

State of Utah projected to save millions of dollars with Forescout’s integrated ServiceNow solution

 

State of Utah projected to save millions of dollars with Forescout’s integrated ServiceNow solution

Orchestrated security approach delivers improved asset intelligence through device visibility and real-time reporting for rapid time to value

Sydney, Australia – Forescout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSCT), the leader in device visibility and control, has announced it has created an integrated solution with ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW) to deliver an asset intelligence solution for customers, such as the State of Utah. To protect approximately 60,000 network-connected devices across state agencies that serve 3.1 million inhabitants, the State of Utah relies on Forescout’s integrated solution with ServiceNow’s offerings for automated, agentless visibility and real-time asset management, resulting in projected compliance cost savings and a dramatic improvement in network visibility and control.

“The powerful Forescout solution that integrates ServiceNow’s offerings helps the State of Utah eliminate network blind spots and maintain an accurate asset inventory at all times, which is critical to achieving regulatory compliance and minimising security risk,” said Pedro Abreu, chief strategy officer, Forescout. “We believe collaboration across the industry is key and this integrated solution brings together the right ingredients for Utah to orchestrate a successful security management system and as a result, improve its cybersecurity posture, IT efficiencies and overall bottom line.”

The State of Utah began looking for trusted security partners as manual compliance tasks on its large network were projected to cost more than one million dollars. With Forescout’s ServiceNow integration, Utah is projected to save millions of dollars resulting from faster audits by automating real-time asset management, compliance remediation and incident response workflows.

“As a trusted and strategic digital transformation partner to more than 40 per cent of the world’s largest public companies, ServiceNow delivers digital workflows that create great experiences and unlock productivity,” said Pablo Stern, vice president and general manager, IT operations management, ServiceNow. “The combination of our world-class security operations management and IT operations management with Forescout increases operational efficiency, service reliability and cybersecurity effectiveness to transform how people work.”

Utah’s security strategy combines Forescout’s agentless network visibility, continuous monitoring and automated response capabilities with ServiceNow’s asset configuration, automated service mapping and regulatory compliance management. The integrated solution helps Utah enhance asset management, improve operational efficiencies and effectiveness as well as streamline compliance. Additional anticipated benefits from the Forescout and ServiceNow technology integration include:

  • reliable, single-source-of-truth repository that increases asset compliance and cybersecurity effectiveness
  • reduced labour costs for regulatory audits and asset inventory assessments
  • real-time monitoring and rich contextual asset intelligence across campus, data centre, cloud, IoT and operational technology (OT) environments
  • reduced risk through automated incident response workflows.

Throughout the duration of the partnership and continued product innovation, Forescout and ServiceNow have made it a best practice to actively collect feedback from their customers, including the State of Utah, using their integrated solution. This enables customers to receive continuous product updates that keep their solution up to date, and is one of the many ways that Forescout and ServiceNow continue to deepen and expand their partnership to deliver world-class solutions.

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Forescout Technologies, Inc. provides security at first sight. Our company delivers device visibility and control to enable enterprises and government agencies to gain complete situational awareness of their environment and orchestrate action. Learn more at www.forescout.com.

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ForeScout encourages ANZ partners to get on board with network visibility and IoT security

Sydney, AustraliaForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSCT), a leading Internet of Things (IoT) security company, is encouraging the channel in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) to transform security through visibility.

Today’s enterprises are challenged with the increasing adoption of IoT devices, which has created new opportunities for the channel community to partner and engage with end-user organisations in need of stronger security. Coupled with an increase in cyber attacks, such as WannaCry, Locky and Mirai, which focused on IoT devices, the need for increased visibility for organisations has never been more important.

The ForeScout Forward Partner Program has been designed to maximise opportunity for channel partners to grow and profit through a more scalable program that benefits partners and their investments. Through a three-level partner model, the channel program fits the growing needs of ForeScout’s ANZ channel partners and provides them with more opportunity to support end-users security needs with professional services and closer integration with complementary solutions.

According to Gartner worldwide IoT security spending will reach $1.5 billion in 2018. [1]

“Gartner is forecasting a huge spend on IoT security and ForeScout is already seeing increased interest from many sectors including financial services and healthcare,” said Adam Gordon, regional director, Australia and New Zealand, ForeScout. “Channel partners see the value in the ForeScout offering because they can demonstrate to their customers time to value in just hours. Once ForeScout is implemented, customers gain immediate visibility of their network, which is a great selling point for our partners.”

“Now is the perfect time for channel organisations in the security space, or looking to expand into security, to partner with ForeScout. There are few solutions being offered that focus on the IoT security market, which means they can get their foot in the door first with ForeScout’s new technology before channel saturation,” added Gordon.

Content Security and Cube Networks are two of ForeScout’s ANZ channel partners who are using ForeScout with their customers to provide visibility across their network. On average, they find up to 60 per cent more devices on their customers’ network than first expected, which then lets them provide more control on what devices should be allowed on the network.

“As a security-focused company with 18 years of experience, we saw the value of getting on board early with ForeScout and being able to offer customers complete visibility of their network, including IoT devices,” said Louis Abdilla, CEO and co-founder, Content Security.

“As a trusted advisor to our customers, we look to partner with technology innovators who provide an agnostic approach in solving real business challenges,” said Matthew Reid, co-founder and director of technical consulting, Cube Networks. “Connecting IoT and OT devices to traditional IT infrastructure introduces many challenges. The synergy between Cube Networks and ForeScout gives our customers ultimate visibility, security, segmentation, policy and control – overcoming those challenges.”

About ForeScout
ForeScout Technologies, Inc. helps make the invisible visible. Our company provides Global 2000 enterprises and government agencies with agentless visibility and control of traditional and IoT devices the instant they connect to the network. Our technology integrates with disparate security tools to help organisations accelerate incident response, break down silos, automate workflows and optimise existing investments. Learn more at www.forescout.com.

References

[1] – https://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/3869181

Konica Minolta announces the availability of the AccurioPress C3080 series

Sydney, Australia – Enhanced productivity, expanded print services and brilliant quality

Konica Minolta has launched the AccurioPress C3080 series, its revolutionary production digital colour press with features developed to let commercial printers expand into new markets and print revenue streams.

The versatility and reliability offered by the AccurioPress C3080 series lets print professionals surpass their requirements for on-demand printing, which customers now expect. With high print speeds of up to 81ppm that equates to 4,399 A4 sheets per hour or 2,113 SRA3 sheets per hour, the C3080 will help commercial printers manage print deadlines with ease.

The AccurioPress C3080 and the C3070 are both available with the new IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimiser that provides a higher level of colour consistency, automated sheet registration (image-on-image, image-on paper and front to back side registration) on every page, measured and managed automatically, in real time, by the digital press.

The IQ-501 Intelligent Quality Optimiser drives results and will further assist to meet customer expectations by: eliminating variability in colour and registration; reducing waste through real-time auto correction/detection; reducing manual intervention; increasing uptime with automated, system self-correction; and executing the highest standards of colour accuracy.

 

Sue Thelfro general manager, Production & Industrial Print, Konica Minolta, said, “This innovation in digital printing delivers time savings for print operators of up to 60 per cent and can increase system print productivity by up to 20 per cent, ensuring a better experience for customers and increasing overall productivity.

 

“In an increasingly competitive market it is more important than ever that commercial printers are able to take advantage of new technology that improves their service, speed, and range to customers to ensure business growth. Konica Minolta is dedicated to helping ensure their success into the future by bringing to market new technology like the AccurioPress C3080 series.”

Konica Minolta’s integrated print controller delivers a powerful, affordable colour management solution that supports Konica Minolta Solution Platform Open API and IWS-related applications. The new web-based job management interface lets the user manage their jobs in any web browser without the need to install proprietary software.

Other features of the AccurioPress C3080 include:

  • high-speed digital colour printing up to 81ppm in colour and black and white
  • high-speed dual colour scanning at up 240ipm
  • 3600 x 1200dpi print resolution with 8-bit processing for smooth, superb colour reproduction
  • SEAD IV Screen-Enhancing Active Digital Processing providing the highest quality image output
  • Simitri HDE toner that brings colours to life while reducing environmental impact
  • 18,000 sheet maximum media capacity for long uninterrupted printing
  • Media weights from 62 to 350 gsm, 350gsm auto duplex
  • Long sheet banner printing: simplex up to 1300mm and up to 762mm auto duplex.

Backed up by the service and support commercial printers have come to expect from Konica Minolta, the new AccurioPress C3080 series is available now.

About Konica Minolta

 Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia Pty Ltd is a market leading provider of integrated solutions and managed services with the power to transform business environments.

Konica Minolta works with organisations large and small to provide integrated print and content management solutions and services to improve productivity, reduce costs, increase security and achieve sustainability outcomes. Optimised Print Services (OPS) combine consultancy with hardware and software implementation and operation.

Headquartered in Sydney, Konica Minolta Australia delivers expert professional services with experienced and responsive client support, in addition to the world-class service provided through its extensive network of direct sales offices and authorised dealers.

For more information: konicaminolta.com.au/home

ForeScout and Carbon Black integrate to reduce business impact of cyber threats

 

  • New technology integration improves endpoint security hygiene and fortifies threat defences across the enterprise
  • Together, ForeScout and Carbon Black maximise threat hunting across managed corporate endpoints and unmanaged BYOD and IoT devices
  • Automated threat response and network containment limits malware propagation, shortens dwell time and reduces remediation costs

ForeScout Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSCT), a leading internet of things (IoT) security company, and Carbon Black (NASDAQ:CBLK), a leader in next-generation endpoint security, announced a new integration to fortify endpoint defences and accelerate threat containment across enterprise networks. The ForeScout Extended Module for Carbon Black combines ForeScout’s agentless visibility capabilities with Carbon Black’s advanced endpoint protection, offering intelligence from Carbon Black for Indicators of Compromise (IoCs), threat hunting, and ForeScout’s automated remediation and threat response.

“Enterprises are at risk as they continue to lack visibility into the devices connected to their networks as well as confidence that their corporate endpoints are properly configured, patched and free of malware,” said Brendan O’Connell, vice president of product management, ForeScout. “The most prevalent attacks target traditional corporate endpoints and the vast majority exploit known software vulnerabilities and basic configuration errors. By integrating with Carbon Black, we are taking an important step to help our mutual customers harden their endpoint defences and keep threats out.”

According to recent research, traditional antivirus solutions are only able to detect endpoint compromises 47 percent of the time, indicating that signature-based defences are no longer sufficient in protecting modern enterprises. The research also found that 42 percent of breached endpoints involve employee-owned laptops, supporting that most organisations are unaware of a significant number of unmanaged endpoints on their network – BYOD, guest or IoT devices – which often remain invisible to most security tools. If undetected, compromised devices can be used as launch pads to target higher-value assets, gain access to sensitive information and cause significant business impact.

Now, joint customers can leverage ForeScout’s integration with Carbon Black’s Cb Response and Cb Protection for advanced endpoint protection and threat intelligence to proactively combat threats across Carbon Black and ForeScout-managed endpoints, and orchestrate workflows to isolate and remediate compromised devices.

“By integrating with ForeScout, an industry front-runner in device visibility and automated response, we believe we are enabling our customers to gain unmatched threat hunting and containment across their enterprises,” said Tom Barsi, senior vice president of corporate and business development at Carbon Black. “As a result, security teams can accelerate threat response in order to reduce the negative effects of potential security incidents.”

The integration between ForeScout and Carbon Black will provide joint customers with:

  • Comprehensive visibility across network-connected devices including BYOD, guest, IoT and off-premises corporate devices
  • Improved security hygiene and Carbon Black agent coverage on supported corporate devices
  • Joint threat hunting to reduce mean time to detect (MTTD) and mean time to respond (MTTR) for advanced threats
  • Automated threat response and reduced manual processes for improved security operations

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About ForeScout:
ForeScout Technologies, Inc. helps make the invisible visible. Our company provides Global 2000 enterprises and government agencies with agentless visibility and control of traditional and IoT devices the instant they connect to the network. Our technology integrates with disparate security tools to help organisations accelerate incident response, break down silos, automate workflows and optimise existing investments. Learn more at www.forescout.com.

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About Carbon Black:
Carbon Black (NASDAQ:CBLK) is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. Carbon Black serves more than 4,000 customers globally, including 33 of the Fortune 100. As a cybersecurity innovator, Carbon Black has pioneered multiple endpoint security categories, including application control, endpoint detection and response (EDR), and next-generation antivirus (NGAV). Leveraging its big data and analytics cloud platform – the Cb Predictive Security Cloud – Carbon Black solutions enable customers to defend against the most advanced cyber threats, including malware, ransomware, and non-malware attacks. Deployed via the cloud, on premise, or as a managed service, customers use Carbon Black solutions to lock down critical systems, hunt threats, and replace legacy antivirus.

Carbon Black and Predictive Security Cloud are registered trademarks or trademarks of Carbon Black, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions.

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