CUPERTINO, Calif. -- ForeScout Technologies, a provider of tailored network access control (NAC) for enterprises, today announced the release of CounterACT 6.0 and the addition of two new products to the CounterACT family. With this announcement, ForeScout responds to the demand of its enterprise customers to meet the need to rapidly deploy NAC globally as well as gain granular control over all devices entering or connected to the enterprise network. By meeting the availability, scalability, and access control demands of the world's largest organizations, the newly upgraded CounterACT family delivers Enterprise Grade NAC.
With this upgrade, CounterACT is the industry's first NAC solution with a built-in application termination function, which enables administrators to automatically stop high risk applications (such as peer-to-peer applications) that can cause significant security risks to the network. Also included in this release is the ability to deeply inspect Macintosh devices, highly customizable and simplified policy creation, a high availability feature offering complete redundancy and protection in the event of a failure and a set of advanced reporting features for ease of management.
"With the new release, ForeScout is truly meeting the NAC demand of global organizations like ours," said Kenneth Corriveau, CIO, Omnicom Media Group. "CounterACT 6.0 enables greater application level enforcement and provides more automatic remediation options, which even further tightens the security we already enjoyed with CounterACT. Add to that the fact that ForeScout simplifies policy creation and is easy to deploy and you've got a must-evaluate product."