ForeScout Unveils Data Center Security Solution
June 29, 2017
Expanding on its existing technology
collaboration with VMware, ForeScout’s data center security
solution will now provide enhanced security and compliance for
organizations by discovering, classifying and assessing
endpoints across traditional and software-defined data centers.
ForeScout will help VMware NSX® customers further improve
security through consolidated visibility across virtual and
physical infrastructures, reduced attack surface and enforced
segmentation policies in heterogeneous environments.
Milin Desai, vice president of products, networking and
security business unit at VMware added,
“We continue to work with our customers to help transform
security as part of their digital transformation. Our approach
with NSX is to deliver a security platform with our ecosystem
where security is aligned to the application. With ForeScout and
NSX we are delivering on our promise of application aligned
security with agility for our joint environments.”
• Visibility: Improve visibility into software-defined data centers as virtual machines are created, moved, off-lined or retired. Validate virtual machine properties using a policy-based approach to help true-up asset inventories and configuration management databases (CMDB) with more up-to-date information about connected virtual machines and their associated properties.
• Compliance: Assist customers in adhering to security best practices and virtual machine hardening standards. Automate compliance checks to measure against standardized guidelines and initiate remediation actions to mitigate risk from non-compliant or rogue virtual machines.
• Resource Optimization: Help maximize capacity of virtual machine infrastructures and optimize utilization by proactively identifying zombie and orphan virtual machines to reduce virtual machine sprawl and prevent unnecessary consumption of resources.
• Risk Mitigation and Response: Verify security profile and posture of virtual machines and apply appropriate VMware NSX security tags to enforce segmentation policies, isolate non-compliant endpoints and facilitate remediation actions.
Earlier this year, ForeScout announced its security solution for Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable visibility into cloud workloads. Now, working separately with both VMware and AWS, ForeScout provides consolidated visibility and consistent policy management across campus, private data center and public cloud infrastructures.