London, 27 March 2008 – ForeScout Technologies, the leading provider of clientless network access control (NAC) for Fortune 500 enterprises and government organisations, today announced a buyback programme designed to help customers successfully continue forward with their NAC strategies by replacing NAC appliances purchased from Lockdown Networks (which announced it has ceased operations as of 18 March 2008).
The ForeScout Buyback Programme offers customers a direct credit per appliance based upon the specific CounterACT replacement appliance(s) selected. This programme will be available until 30 June 2008.
"We’re introducing this Lockdown buyback programme to ensure customers strengthen their confidence in NAC technology. Vendors who cannot fulfill their promises simply do not have the right solution to meet customer’s demands. ForeScout wants to assist those customers who understand the value of NAC protection but are now left with an unsupported platform,” said Gord Boyce, president of ForeScout.
CounterACT is the leader in clientless network access control. In the 2007 Network World roundup test, CounterACT ranked above NAC solutions from Lockdown, Juniper, ConSentry, StillSecure, Check Point, Vernier, Bradford, Trend Micro, Info Express, Cisco and McAfee.
“This programme offers a way forward to achieve a full NAC deployment with an in-field, proven solution that works,” continued Boyce. “With a growing number of customers and thousands of appliances deployed globally in production networks, we are confident in the future of NAC and our ability to continue to gain market share against Cisco. ForeScout is here to stay!”
CounterACT is an out-of-band, clientless network access control appliance that delivers business-ready NAC by providing the ability to detect every device, interrogate the device for policy compliance, enforce network security policies and remediate non-compliant systems. This is accomplished without any form of network disruption. CounterACT provides complete pre- and post- connect access control policy enforcement ensuring devices remain fully compliant with network security policies. In addition, CounterACT’s built-in intrusion prevention module ensures the network is always protected from malicious threats no matter where or how a device connects.
About ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
ForeScout's clientless network access control (NAC) solutions enable customers to implement and enforce network access policies of both managed and unmanaged devices in both a pre and post connect mode to gain complete control over network security without disrupting end-user productivity. ForeScout's flagship product, CounterACT, combines network access control and signature-less intrusion prevention in a single network appliance that interrogates and enforces controlled access of every device while seamlessly integrating with any existing IT infrastructure. ForeScout's NAC is completely transparent and enables enterprises to tailor enforcement to match the exact level of each policy violation, eliminating disruptions during device interrogation. Today, Fortune 500 corporations and government agencies have deployed ForeScout appliances globally controlling access to their networks and resources, defending against hackers and self-propagating malware and ensuring business continuity. ForeScout's headquarters are located in Cupertino, California.
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