This is a series of articles aimed at making people aware of the endangered Unicorns that exist among us.
It is not their fault that they are endangered. It’s the price and pride of ownership. So where along the way the decision was made to feed them more than they can consume and that lean was not as import as means.
Some of the unicorns have done well on this diet. Others have not. We don’t pass judgement on the individual unicorns. We just highlight the herd for your awareness.
We will ignore the fact that there were 147 about a month ago and now we are at 149 again so the venture capitalists are clearly back into their optimism or flush with cash.
ForeScout is in the red hot hype cycle of IOT and Cyber Security. However, Mike Decesare is former McAfee and he sees a need for the Enterprise to “manage all the devices on their networks. Companies used to just worry about their employees’ computers. Now they need to prevent phones, tablets and even IoT devices like fitness bands and Smart TVs from providing vulnerabilities into their networks. ForeScout enables companies to scan for and track these devices. Its CounterACT product gathers information about the device and its behavior and monitors it.”
Counteract the Forescout product has a plug in that monitors the entire enterprise network and has the ability to quarantine unrecognized devices. It does a clever job making the point with this video Forescout has a lot of videos on YouTube that explain the product (perhaps to simply).
Fundamental to the perspective of Forescout is that legacy firewall and antivirus systems are not appropriate solutions for the explosion of connected devices and the cloud.