ForeScout and AirWatch Partner to Offer Comprehensive Solution for Corporate BYOD Deployments
February 05, 2013 --
CUPERTINO, Calif. and ATLANTA, Feb. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ForeScout Technologies,
Inc., a leading provider of real-time network security solutions
for Fortune 1000 enterprises and government organizations, and
AirWatch, the largest
mobile device management (MDM) provider in the world, today
announced a partnership to deliver a comprehensive mobile security
solution that combines the benefits of ForeScout's network
access control offerings with AirWatch's MDM solution. As a
result, companies can quickly enable enterprise mobility and
bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategies that are flexible, scalable
"Companies are looking for an integrated approach to manage and
secure the invasion of employee-liable devices connecting to
corporate networks, particularly in BYOD environments," said Chris
Hazelton, research director for mobile and wireless at 451
Research. "We see strong synergy between NAC and MDM in their
capabilities to provide visibility into devices regardless of
ownership - corporate or personal. The combination of NAC with MDM
technologies offers organizations the means to easily identify who
and what type of device is connecting to the enterprise, to
automatically enroll and monitor roles-based controls for any
device and user, and to secure the movement of corporate data
across smartphones and tablets."
"IT organizations need solutions that help them easily manage
enterprise accessibility and meet BYOD demands regardless of the
types of users and devices connecting to their networks," said Gord
Boyce, CEO of ForeScout. "The ForeScout-AirWatch partnership
delivers a layered approach to overcome the unique challenges of
BYOD via integrated mobile device visibility, end-to-end management
Together ForeScout CounterACT™
and AirWatch MDM offer enterprises:
- Security automation to dynamically detect unmanaged devices in
real-time -- such as iPads, iPhones and Androids attempting to
connect to the corporate network-- and to readily gain network and
device-based controls for a variety of actions including: allow,
block, limit, register as guest, segregate, and initiate device
- Automated installation of AirWatch's MDM agent on unmanaged
devices through a simple automated self-enrollment process.
- Detection of jail-broken and rooted devices with the means to
negate or limit access until remediated.
- Real-time mobile device compliance re-assessment whenever a
mobile device tries to connect to an enterprise WiFi network.
- Over-the-air device configuration and corporate app catalog
management to instantly provision access to corporate email, WiFi,
VPN and applications.
- Enforcement of passcode policies and strong encryption keys to
protect sensitive data on mobile devices.
- Mobile application blacklisting, minimum OS level verification
and device feature restrictions.
- The ability to remotely locate, lock and fully or selectively
wipe lost or stolen devices.
- Powerful compliance rules engine, at the device and network
level, with automated responses for defined events and contextual
- Unified visibility, control and compliance reporting for all
mobile endpoint devices including PCs, smartphones, tablets, and
laptops through the ForeScout CounterACT platform.
"It is imperative that organizations recognize the importance of
deploying a comprehensive security strategy that encompasses
network access control, mobile device management and mobile
application management," said John Marshall, president and CEO,
AirWatch. "By partnering with ForeScout, we provide a comprehensive
solution that solves the enterprise mobility challenges
organizations are facing."
The integration between ForeScout CounterACT and AirWatch MDM is
provided by ForeScout
Mobile™, which is an add-on module to ForeScout CounterACT, the
company's award-winning network access control platform. By
providing a range of mobile
security solutions, ForeScout allows IT organizations to
phase-in BYOD and "right size" their mobile security investments.
The price of the ForeScout Mobile integration module for 1,000
devices or more is $18 per device (perpetual). The integration will
be available by March 1.
To learn more about the joint ForeScout-AirWatch mobile security
solution, attend AirWatch Connect
2013, Feb 25-28 in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress.
AirWatch is the global leader in mobile device security and
management (MDM) systems, and, with 5,300 customers and nearly
1,000 global associates, is more than twice the size of any other
MDM company. Having no outside capital, AirWatch is predominately
funded by operating cash flow, resulting in an estimated install
base four to five times larger than any other MDM provider. The
largest customer base, combined with the largest research and
development team in the industry, allows AirWatch to provide the
broadest functionality at the lowest cost. This, combined with a
scalable high-availability architecture, results in virtually every
mobility project with more than 20,000 devices being managed by
AirWatch. Examples of this market leadership include the top four
global Fortune companies, nine of the top 10 U.S. retailers, six of
the top 10 global airlines, the top four global energy companies,
six of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies, seven of the top
10 global CPG companies, three of the top five U.S. medical device
companies, five of the top 10 global luxury goods companies and two
of the top three global hotel groups.
For more information, visit www.air-watch.com.
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About ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
ForeScout enables organizations to accelerate productivity and
connectivity by allowing users to access corporate network
resources where, how and when needed without compromising security.
ForeScout's real-time network security platform for access control,
mobile security, endpoint compliance and threat prevention empowers
IT agility while preempting risks and eliminating remediation
costs. Because the ForeScout CounterACT solution is easy to deploy,
unobtrusive, intelligent and scalable, it has been chosen by more
than 1,400 of the world's most secure enterprises and military
installations for global deployments spanning 37 countries.
Headquartered in Cupertino, California, ForeScout delivers its
solutions through its network of authorized partners worldwide.
Learn more at www.forescout.com.
ForeScout Technologies, Inc. is a privately held Delaware
corporation. ForeScout, the ForeScout logo, CounterACT and
ActiveResponse are trademarks of ForeScout. Other names mentioned
may be trademarks of their respective owners.
CONTACT: Deb Montner
Montner & Associates, Tech PR