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Cupertino, Calif. — 31 March, 2008 — ForeScout Technologies, the leading provider of clientless network access control (NAC) for Fortune 500 enterprises and government organisations, today announced an expansion of its Lockdown Networks buyback programme to cover any qualified NAC product from competing vendors including Bradford Networks, Cisco, ConSentry Networks, Juniper Networks, StillSecure, Vernier Networks, and others. This comes after a week of partner requests to apply credit to other NAC products which have not satisfied customer needs in order to migrate to ForeScout’s easy to deploy, easy to use CounterACT NAC platform.

The ForeScout Buyback Programme offers customers a direct credit per NAC appliance based upon the specific CounterACT replacement appliance(s) selected. This programme will be available until 30 June 2008.

“ForeScout expects to be the go-to market alternative to Cisco as well as the complimentary NAC extension to every network where Microsoft and Symantec's end point agents are deployed,” said T. Kent Elliott, CEO of ForeScout. “Our ease of use, intuitive deployment interface, business logic based policy creation, and broad experience in real-life global deployments in enforcement mode are the foundations of this success and what will continue to keep ForeScout to the forefront of this market.”

The buyback programme is being extended to demonstrate to customers the benefits of a mature NAC solution that is flexible and scalable. CounterACT is an award winning, globally deployed NAC solution that has gained a solid reputation for its ease of use, business-centric policy enforcement, and non-disruptive approach to network security policy enforcement.

“ForeScout’s ability to offer a buyback programme like this is the best indicator of its success in the NAC space to date,” said Grahame Smee, Managing Director of Cohort Technology. “As a distributor, it allows us to work with partners to support enterprise customers with NAC deployments from vendors whose support organisation has suddenly vanished, and offer a technically and commercially stronger solution. The fact that we can offer an attractive credit for a product that could potentially be obsolete as its manufacturer has gone under says much about the stability and future of ForeScout.”

“In addition, to offer such an attractive scheme to customers who have potentially made the wrong choice of NAC vendor and now want to switch painlessly is perhaps the strongest endorsement of all”, Smee continued.

About CounterACT

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 Cohort Technology

Cohort Technology Ltd is an evolution of the traditional value add distribution model. As the products and technologies present in the UK and European markets emerge and evolve, the need to offer value to both vendors and partners remains a rare constant in our dynamic and rapidly changing environment. Cohort’s value add philosophy is demonstrated on both a commercial and services level.

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About ForeScout

ForeScout’s clientless network access control (NAC) solutions enable customers to implement and enforce network access policies on 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. 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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ForeScout Contact:

Tim Alden
ForeScout Technologies
Tel: 44 792 080 1120

Cohort Contact:

Grahame Smee
Cohort Technology
Tel: 44 845 094 8828

Media Contact:
Sally Bratton
Bratton PR
Tel: 44 793 030 1601

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