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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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.

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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.

© 2018 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.

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.

ForeScout expands device visibility platform to secure the extended enterprise

 

  • Supports up to 2 million devices in a single enterprise manager for industry-leading scalability and increased visibility across entire enterprise environment, including operational technology and critical infrastructure
  • ForeScout’s Device Cloud now includes 3+ million devices from more than 500 customers for crowd-sourced IoT device insight and enables auto-classification of enterprise devices
  • New IoT assessment capability identifies vulnerable IoT devices for compliance and risk mitigation
  • New software-centric licensing model gives enterprises flexible purchasing, deployment and management options

Sydney, Australia ForeScout Technologies (NASDAQ: FSCT), a leading Internet of Things (IoT) security company, announced new foundational innovations in ForeScout CounterACT® 8 that raise the bar on device visibility and control to mitigate risk, reduce the attack surface and automate incident response across the extended enterprise network – from the campus to data center, cloud and critical infrastructure. The enhanced ForeScout device visibility platform adds increased scalability, cloud-based device intelligence, IoT device assessment, and flexible centralised licensing to help enterprises see and control more than 5 billion[i] IP-connected devices, including traditional, mobile, virtual, IoT and Operational Technology (OT).

“The industry has a massive visibility problem that is only growing as the number of corporate unmanaged IP-connected devices continues to explode. Enterprises can’t protect their networks if they don’t know what’s on their networks,” said Michael DeCesare, CEO and president, ForeScout Technologies. “The result of two years of engineering innovation, our enhanced device visibility platform represents a step forward and sets a foundation for the deep, scalable device visibility and control required to secure the new generation of enterprise networks.”

In the last year, organisations have had to keep pace with the rapid growth of devices while managing security hygiene and compliance. Companies are discovering up to 60 percent[ii] more devices on their network than previously known with an increasing majority that cannot support management and security agents. Threat actors have also begun to exploit the expanded attack surface represented by non-traditional IoT and OT devices as entry points into the enterprise. To solve these challenges, ForeScout has expanded its device visibility platform to deliver the following key features and benefits:

  • Expanded device visibility: The platform now provides better insight into some of the fastest growing enterprise devices, including industrial and critical infrastructure systems, IPv6 addressable devices and devices managed by cloud controllers such as Cisco Meraki.
  • Increased device intelligence: Launched in July 2017, the ForeScout Device Cloud has grown to be one of the largest crowd-sourced device repositories in the world, now housing more than three million enterprise devices from more than 500 customers that share anonymised device insight. ForeScout’s platform uses the data to analyse device types and publish new and improved device profiles for better auto-classification. Additionally, ForeScout’s platform now includes a new IoT risk assessment capability that allows organisations to identify devices with default or weak credentials and automate policy actions to ensure compliance and mitigate risks. Lastly, the device visibility platform adds new passive-only discovery and profiling to provide organisations with real-time OT and industrial device inventory without introducing operational risk or impacting reliability.
  • Improved scalability and deployment: Improved management scale from one million to two million devices per single deployment allows enterprises to keep pace with device growth. They can also optimise rack space and data center utilisation by managing up to 20,000 devices on a single 1U appliance with full 10Gbps traffic monitoring. A new virtual deployment option includes KVM support, in addition to VMware and Hyper-V. The new auto IP-allocation feature allows customers to automate IP distribution and management across a multi-appliance cluster and reduce manual administrative tasks.
  • Flexible purchasing and deployment options: New ForeScout Flexx licensing provides customers choice and simplifies portability and entitlement management by enabling them to purchase ForeScout’s CounterACT and Enterprise Manager platform as a centralised software license.

Supporting Comments:

According to a January 2018 Forrester report by Chase Cunningham, The Zero Trust eXtended (ZTX) Ecosystem, “IoT and network-enabled device technologies have introduced a massive area of potential compromise for networks and enterprises. Smart TVs, mobile devices, and even smart coffee makers are all over the market now, and each of those items introduces new avenues of code and assets that security teams must track and treat as untrusted in any infrastructure. In order to really move toward a Zero Trust strategy, security teams must be able to isolate, secure, and control every device on the network at all times.”

“Instead of kicking the thousands of IoT off our network, which would impact business operations and productivity, ForeScout gives us complete visibility and control of these devices. During the outbreak of WannaCry, ForeScout detected, prioritised and automated patching saving HubSpot’s security practitioners hours on manual processes to safeguard against ransomware infections,” said Nick Duda, principal security engineer, HubSpot. “Since we can’t trust the system integrator to implement our device configuration best practices, we use ForeScout policies to inspect their security posture and automate risk mitigation actions if they are non-compliant.”

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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 organizations accelerate incident response, break down silos, automate workflows and optimize existing investments. Learn more at www.forescout.com.

[i] Figure based on ForeScout Device Model Methodology

[ii] Based on ForeScout end-customer feedback

 

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