ForeScout and FireEye Announce Strategic Partnership
March 2016 by Marc Jacob
ForeScout Technologies Inc. and FireEye, Inc. today’s advanced cyber attacks, are today announcing 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.
The 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 percent 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.
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.