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Games manufacturer takes BYOD inspection and security

ForeScout Technologies : 25 September, 2013  (Application Story)
The BYOD security system in use at SEGA corporation is based on ForeScout's CounterACT network access control technology
Games manufacturer takes BYOD inspection and security

ForeScout Technologies' Japan-based technology partner, SoftBank Technology (SBT), has introduced its BYOD inspection and operation service based on ForeScout CounterACT to SEGA Corporation, a major game manufacturer.

With the introduction of this BYOD security service, SEGA enjoys an SBT managed service to monitor both wired and wireless networks to detect and
assess devices and prevent devices, such as PCs and smartphones that are unmanaged or do not adhere to SEGA’s security policy, from connecting to
its network. Overall, the system enhances SEGA’s in-house network security, reduces the load on management by using SBT’s operation and maintenance service and achieves a secure network environment, which allowed SEGA to deploy a full-fledged BYOD program.

“SBT’s offering based on CounterACT is highly acclaimed. It also provides a wide variety of operating systems, which can be classified and inspected, as well as an array of endpoint protection software options. Furthermore, all devices on both wired and wireless LAN can be managed on
one system. [As a managed service], operations management can be preserved as SBT remotely supports the implementation and monitoring," stated Mr Uehara, senior staff, IT service team at SEGA.

As the engine of SBT’s BYOD inspection network, ForeScout CounterACT automatically identifies devices that are not following corporate defined
security policies. CounterACT can dynamically identify, classify and inspect all systems, such as PCs or smart devices, connected to the network and automatically detect and prevent unauthorised access, as well as defend against worms and attacks. CounterACT’s inspection and policy enforcement can automatically identify, limit or quarantine device access without requiring agents.

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