ForeScout Technologies, a leading provider of clientless Network Access Control (NAC) and intrusion prevention solutions, today announced that it has joined the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). TCG is a not-for-profit organization formed to develop, define, and promote open standards for hardware-enabled trusted computing and security technologies across multiple platforms, peripherals, and devices. More than 135 companies worldwide are current TCG members, including Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Sony, and Sun Microsystems.
“We are delighted to have ForeScout join as they bring such rich network security — and specifically Network Access Control — expertise to the Trusted Network Connect (TNC) efforts of the Trusted Computing Group,” said Brian Berger, chair, TCG marketing work group. “ForeScout will be instrumental in helping the Trusted Computing Group´s efforts to further accelerate the adoption of the open security specification and benefit end user organizations by providing interoperable products across product lines.”
ForeScout´s NAC appliance, CounterACT, enables the enforcement of business policies by transparently granting access to compliant users, while providing a full range of measured enforcement options for non-compliant and/or unauthorized users. This is accomplished by seamlessly integrating into the network and without the need for a client/agent on the endpoint, enabling the enforcement of security policies on all devices connected to the network. Additionally, with a patented signature-less intrusion prevention engine built into the solution, the network is always protected from the most disruptive threat to network operations and user productivity: “zero-day” self-propagating malware.
“With the need for different levels of access for different types of employees and corporate visitors, organizations are faced with tremendous security challenges,” said Ray Wizbowski, senior director of market development and communications. “Network access control solutions like CounterACT are meeting those complex challenges for leading edge enterprises. Our membership in the Trusted Computing Group will allow us to share our expertise as we develop security standards and products that meet our customers´ needs today and into the future.”