cloud computing

ForeScout extends IoT security solution to AWS

San Jose, Calif.-based ForeScout now supports the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud in its Internet of Things (IoT) security platform.

The network security firm announced the added AWS support on Thursday, promising to give organizations an agentless, "single-pane-of-glass" solution that enables greater visibility over their AWS deployments, as well as the ever-growing constellation of devices that tap into their environments.

ForeScout's flagship product, CounterACT, is optimized to protect both corporate-issued and "non-traditional" devices. This is critical to meet the needs of modern organizations, ForeScout argued, which nowadays must cater to a rapidly growing and changing category of endpoint devices, spurred by the popularity of BYOD and IoT.

"Today's enterprises are shifting to the cloud, and security silos are being created by the separate teams managing the campus to cloud deployments. This can make it difficult for the enterprise to gain maximum visibility and control into their workloads -- something that is only expected to become more critical given the proliferation of IP-connected devices," said ForeScout CEO Michael DeCesare in a statement. "ForeScout gives enterprises visibility across their network environment to provide a level of universal access and eliminate the need for a fragmented approach."

Immediately available, ForeScout's AWS-compatible solution lets companies create a single policy to apply to their entire network, the company said. The solution is ideal for companies with public and hybrid cloud assets.

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