What is the purpose of network access control NAC?

Network Access Control (NAC) helps enterprises implement policies for controlling devices and user access to their networks. NAC can set policies for resource, role, device and location-based access and enforce security compliance with security and patch management policies, among other controls.

What is Forescout used for?

Forescout is a platform that provides continuous security monitoring and mitigation. It allows IT organizations to efficiently address numerous access, endpoint compliance and threat management challenges even within today’s complex, dynamic and expansive enterprise networks.

How does Forescout NAC work?

Automate Network Segmentation CounterACT discovers and classifies devices without requiring agents. Based on its classification, CounterACT then assesses the device’s security posture and applies policies that enforce the specific behavior the device is allowed to have while connected to a network.

What is Forescout remote inspection service?

Remote Inspection. Remote Inspection uses the SSH communications protocol to query the endpoint, and to run scripts and implement remediation actions on the endpoint. Agentless. Remote Inspection is agentless – The Forescout platform does not install any applications on the endpoint to query it.

What is NAC ForeScout?

Forescout’s modern NAC solution helps you address everything we just mentioned in real time without requiring agents or 802.1X—using passive methods that won’t disrupt your business. You gain comprehensive visibility of all devices within days, and policy-based controls are often functional within weeks.

What is Forescout secure connector?

Secure Connector is a dissolvable agent that is downloaded to client machines and runs during a given session then dissolves. The client, which is a .exe file, connects to the CounterACT platform via an SSL connection, making it possible for the agent on remote machines to link in through a corporate firewall.