ForeScout and FireEye combine efforts for detecting and responding cyber threat

ForeScout Technologies Inc., provider of agentless cybersecurity, and FireEye, Inc., cyber attack prevention solution provider, have announced a strategic partnership.

The collaboration is designed to give joint customers broad agentless visibility into their networks, along with FireEye technology, intelligence and expertise to close the gap between detecting and responding to a cyber threat.

Addressing the challenges of today’s distributed enterprise requires a holistic and consolidated approach to securing all devices. ForeScout and FireEye deliver on this need by providing customers with actionable intelligence and visibility from across their enterprise network. Further, with the combined ForeScout agentless visibility approach and FireEye endpoint security capabilities, customers can isolate endpoints that have a high probability of being compromised and initiate defensive responses.

fireeye-2-colorThe cybersecurity attack surface is growing due to the growing number of IoT devices connecting into the enterprise and the networks of industrial control systems. IDC predicted that 90% of all IT networks will have an IoT-based security breach by December 2016. To minimise the attack surface, agentless visibility is used to discover and classify IoT devices. The ForeScout-FireEye partnership directly tackles this problem with a cybersecurity solution that monitors the network for unknown devices, dynamically segments them, and deploys system-wide responses to defend against advanced threats.

David DeWalt, chairman of the board and CEO, FireEye
David DeWalt, chairman of the board and CEO, FireEye

“With an increasing number of IoT devices connecting into both the enterprise as well as critical infrastructure providers, security teams need complete visibility into their networks and the capability to quickly detect and shut down a compromised device,” said David DeWalt, chairman of the board and CEO at FireEye. “The ForeScout-FireEye partnership will enable visibility and situational awareness across connected devices and help keep the internet of things from becoming a cybersecurity nightmare.”

ForeScout and FireEye already have a number of customers successfully using the combined solution of ForeScout agentless visibility, control and automation with FireEye network security. The partnership will expand to include ForeScout integrations with FireEye email protection, endpoint, and cloud-based analytics platform.

Michael DeCesare, CEO and president, ForeScout
Michael DeCesare, CEO and president, ForeScout

“The current siloed approach to security simply does not work,” said Michael DeCesare, CEO and president at ForeScout. “This partnership is a great example of how security companies can work together to automate response to threats that we are battling every day in information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).”

“The integrated ForeScout-FireEye solution offers our customers an agentless way to not only monitor their global networks, but to also take action to neutralise threats if and when they are identified,” offered Mike Quattrochi, CEO of CipherTechs, a global information security company. “Our customers operate anywhere between 1,000 and 50,000 endpoints on their networks all around the globe. The visibility and actionability of this technology means that our customers are saving hundreds of hours every week through automated remediation and consistent uptime.”

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