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ForeScout recognised as a Visionary in 2009 Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control (NAC)

March 2009 by Marc Jacob

ForeScout Technologies announced it received recognition as a “Visionary” within the Gartner March 2009 “Magic Quadrant for Network Access Control”. The Gartner Magic Quadrant positioned 18 vendors based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.

“Gartner’s Magic Quadrants are regarded as a means to evaluate the depth of a company’s product and service offerings,” said T. Kent Elliot, CEO of ForeScout. “We believe ForeScout’s position in this Gartner Magic Quadrant provides further validation of our company’s market leadership and ability to deliver an enterprise-grade NAC on a worldwide scale. The number of ForeScout’s global deployments really speaks for itself: close collaboration with our customers is the driving force behind our innovation leadership, and the reason CounterACT continues to be the choice of Government and Fortune 500 enterprises worldwide.”

According to the report, in 2008 the NAC market showed signs of maturing and grew to approximately $221 million, 51 percent over 2007. The report also noted that NAC usage has grown beyond blocking non-compliant devices to cover a wider range of applications, including guest networking services, endpoint baselining, identity-aware networking and monitoring/containment.

About the Magic Quadrant

The Magic Quadrant is copyrighted 2009 by Gartner, Inc. and is reused with permission. The Magic Quadrant is a graphical representation of a marketplace at and for a specific time period. It depicts Gartner’s analysis of how certain vendors measure against criteria for that marketplace, as defined by Gartner. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in the Magic Quadrant, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors placed in the "Visionary" quadrant. The Magic Quadrant is intended solely as a research tool, and is not meant to be a specific guide to action. Gartner disclaims all warranties, express or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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