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Device Visibility and Control: Streamlining IT and OT Security with Forescout

White Paper Published By: ForeScout EMEA
ForeScout EMEA
Published:  Apr 28, 2020
Type:  White Paper
Length:  18 pages

Device visibility remains a daunting challenge for the modern enterprise. Forescout provides a multifaceted information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) platform designed to solve visibility challenges for the modern enterprise by providing complete device discovery and classification, risk assessment, compliance, orchestration and automated security controls.

Forescoutís latest release significantly extends the platformís long-standing reputation for network admission controls and device visibility. In addition to deep device visibility in IT environments, the updated platform uses passive analysis to assess devices at all layers of the OT network, as outlined in the Purdue Enterprise Reference Architecture model.2 Passive analysis is particularly important in terms of ensuring safety and avoiding disruption of critical services in OT and medical device networks, given the business processes those networks and devices support.

Gartner has recently stated that CIOs and IT leaders who understand the need for higher levels of IT and OT integration and awareness will reach critical mass by 2020.3 The research firm further predicts that IoT will significantly impact the overall economy, support numerous business process use cases, lead to cost savings for some sectors 

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