November 20, 2012

Network access control provider ForeScout Technologies and IBM have teamed up to enhance network security, specifically for BYOD initiatives.

ForeScout announced it has been selected as part of IBM's Security Intelligence Partner Program (SIPP). This partnership will allow joint customers to benefit from real-time visibility, security intelligence and automated control while delivering real-time monitoring and enterprise risk assessment of non-compliant managed and unmanaged network devices, said the company.

The two technology companies will integrate ForeScout'a CounterACT Network Access Control (NAC) with the IBM QRadar Security Intelligence Platform. The joint solution will provide customers with a real-time view of enterprise-wide threats that can originate from non-compliant devices and rapid remediation of them to reduce overall business risk.

According to ForeScout, CounterACT identifies all network devices in real-time, assesses whether or not it is compliant, and if necessary blocks the device or redirects it to a secure guest access network, and attempts to remediate the issue. It is operated from a single management console.

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