Forescout has announced interoperability between its CounterACT product, and Palo Alto Networks’ next-generation firewalls and WildFire to secure network and application access, enforce endpoint compliance, and fortify threat management.
Enabled via ForeScout’s ControlFabric architecture, allow mutual customers of ForeScout and Palo Alto Networks to enforce user and role-based access to network resources and web applications, to ensure endpoint compliance, and to identify and contain advanced persistent threats (APTs) and zero-day attacks.
Scott Gordon, CMO of ForeScout, told IT Security Guru that it had developed the interoperability with ControlFabric so users get the benefit of both technologies. “You can see processes running and identify peripherals based on them,” he said. “It is not unknown for policy to block a removable device without seeing the network.”
The integration will provide real-time visibility and compliance management of devices on enterprise networks, effective response to APTs and zero-day threats, and automation to efficiently mitigate APTs and reduce mean-time-to-resolution.
The integration also works with Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls to deliver comprehensive insight into corporate and personal devices accessing and on a network in order to effectuate bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy, enforce endpoint compliance and mitigate risks.