ForeScout adds mobile security module to NAC platform

ForeScout has added a mobile security module to its hosted network access control (NAC) platform, CounterAct, for managed service providers (MSPs).

ForeScout said that this was introduced to allow MSPs to offer a flexible and integrated approach for 'bring your own device' (BYOD) services.

According to the company, the Mobile Security Module provides extensive information about the device, its user, its configuration, its apps and its security posture for iOS and Android platforms and combines network with device-level security via a ForeScout Mobile app that offers policy-based controls.

It said that the module allows organisations to leverage their existing mobile device management solution and consolidate information about all endpoints on the network, including unmanaged mobile devices and those managed by their MDM system.

Gord Boyce, CEO of ForeScout, said: “IT departments don't have a complete view of exactly what's on their network at any given time, which affects operations and compliance. Enabling BYOD initiatives, while increasing end-user connectivity and productivity, introduces access and data leakage risks.

“ForeScout delivers MSP's a smart, flexible and integrated approach to address demand for BYOD and mobile security, while at the same time offers a compelling suite of access and endpoint compliance services.”

Earlier this year ForeScout announced modules to enable management of Android and iOS devices and a plug-in module for mobile device management integration. ForeScout also merged its technologies with Fiberlink to produce a combined mobile device management and NAC offering.

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