Forescout 8.1 cybersecurity platform

Tuesday, 12 March, 2019 | Supplied by: ForeScout Technologies Inc.

Forescout Technologies has announced what it says is the industry’s first unified device visibility and control platform for IT and operational technology (OT) security. Integrating recently acquired SecurityMatters technology into its core platform, Forescout offers robust visibility and control capabilities to manage cyber risk across both IT and OT domains. Additional enhancements will enable visibility for multicloud infrastructures, provide auto-classification for medical and industrial devices, automate network segmentation controls across firewalls, as well as cloud and software-defined network (SDN) environments.

Forescout’s visibility into multicloud infrastructures now includes Microsoft Azure, adding to existing offerings with AWS and VMware, while integration with Cisco ACI provides visibility into SDNs for data centre environments. Integration with the full line of Belden industrial switches, along with passive monitoring of the lower layers of OT network stacks, provides deeper visibility into industrial control systems and OT devices.

Enhancements in auto-classification capabilities now allow organisations to auto-classify more devices and leverage this context for policy enforcement. Expanded coverage identifies over 500 different operating systems and over 5000 different device vendors and models.

With the growing connectivity between IT and OT networks it is important to understand the risk profile of devices in both domains. Forescout has added risk assessment capabilities, including vulnerability assessment for OT devices and industrial control systems (ICS). Additionally, rogue device detection identifies impersonators using spoofing techniques and helps organisations prevent malicious access, as well as improve audit compliance.

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