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Higher education IT security recognition for two products

ForeScout Technologies : 28 January, 2015  (Company News)
CounterACT and ControlFabric have achieved recognition for successful deployment within higher education
Higher education IT security recognition for two products

The HigherED Tech Decisions'13 Best Higher Education Products of 2014 list includes both the CounterACT and ControlFabric products from ForeScout Technologies as a result of a successful implementation at Broward College in Florida.

This prestigious industry recognition places the continuous monitoring and mitigation product supplier within the top echelon of suppliers to the higher education industry and results from a nomination from Broward College's CISO, Matt Santill. The college, based in Davie, Florida, has over 68,000 students and consists of four campuses and seven satellite locations. With a large range of devices connected simultaneously to its core network, the college had a challenging IT security environment.

According to Matt Santill, visibility and control were increased as a result of the use of ForeScout Technology products and there was an overall risk reduction across the network. The implementation also enabled a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programme to be established which automatically provides limited access to network resources by personal devices that don't meet the security policies of the college.

“To further boost Broward’s network security, ForeScout’s ControlFabric technology has also allowed us to integrate CounterACT with our existing security software,” said Santill. “Currently, Broward integrates it with QRadar security information and its event management (SIEM) system, enabling its IT team to correlate CounterACT information with all logs sent in from campus-wide servers.”

Commenting on the success, ForeScout's Chief Marketing Officer, Scott Gordon said, “As a vendor, it’s always an honour to win an award and see ForeScout make headlines. However, the true excitement comes in hearing how our customers achieve results and learning about all the creative ways they are applying our CounterACT platform to support their students and safeguard their institutions. We highly regard the education market and earning two spots out of 13 in this prestigious award further reinforces our commitment to offering a best-in-class network security solution.”

Read more about the Broward College success story

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