Emarat selects ForeScout suite for device security
NAC platform said to have delivered $80,000 annual cost saving
California-based real-time network security solution provider ForeScout Technologies, Inc today announced that UAE petroleum company Emarat has selected ForeScout CounterACT for device security on its corporate network.
ForeScout claimed that since deployment the network access control (NAC) platform has delivered a rapid payback to Emarat, saving the organisation approximately $80,000 per year.
"We chose ForeScout CounterACT because we could see how very easily and efficiently the product worked through their proof of concept trial; whereas other vendors... were not able to show us that level of integration and functionality," said Wahib M Yusuf, IT security administrator for Emarat.
"Further, ForeScout provided ease of installation and management, plus their NAC product didn't require any changes to our network infrastructure, which resulted in additional cost savings."
Prior to the deployment, Emarat was controlling network access and endpoint compliance more manually, via various log checks and systems updates. Since deployment, according to ForeScout, Emarat has been able to "detect, in real-time, any type of device - wired or wireless, managed, personal or rogue - connecting to the network, while also having the ability to block unauthorised endpoints or limit access to non-compliant devices".
"By deploying CounterACT, Emarat immediately started reaping the benefits of real-time visibility across its corporate network," said John Hagerty, EMEA sales director for ForeScout.
"Emarat also needed an NAC solution that would support their plans to allow users to bring their own devices onto the network; CounterACT does this by integrating with the industry's leading MDM vendors to enable secure and flexible BYOD policies."