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Westcon Bolsters Security Lineup with ForeScout's CounterACT Platform

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TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Westcon, the leading IT distributor with worldwide practices focused on security, UCC, networking, data center, cloud, global deployment and services, has signed an agreement to offer ForeScout Technologies Inc. automated security control platform to solution providers in North America.

ForeScout CounterACT™ is an agentless security appliance that provides IT organizations with the unique ability to see devices, including non-traditional devices, the instant they connect to the network. CounterACT allows policy-based control of these devices and works with ForeScout ControlFabric™ Architecture to orchestrate information sharing and operation among disparate security tools.

"As more people connect to corporate networks—especially with their own devices—businesses need a solution that can easily discover, assess and prevent unknown and unwanted users from gaining access," said Andrew Warren, Westcon's vice president of security. "Westcon offers the most innovative and leading-edge security technologies on the market and ForeScout is a great addition to that lineup." 

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ForeScout earned Gartner Magic Quadrant multi-year leadership status for Network Access Control for CounterACT, a platform that allows a broad range of IT security products and management systems to share information and automatically begin steps to remediation.

"Network visibility and control is a high priority for both solution providers and IT organizations. It is of paramount importance that companies quickly discover devices and effectively control them to mitigate risks," said Brant Kennedy, executive vice president of Worldwide Sales at ForeScout. "We're excited to work with Westcon to introduce our advanced architecture and functionality to their large base of expert security partners."

Westcon has partnered with leading IT security vendors for 30 years, providing resellers with access to the most innovative technologies on the market, as well as the training and support to help them drive new, profitable business.

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About ForeScout Technologies
ForeScout Technologies, Inc. is transforming security through visibility. ForeScout offers Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations the unique ability to see devices, including non-traditional devices, the instant they connect to the network. Equally important, ForeScout lets you control these devices and orchestrate information sharing and operation among disparate security tools to accelerate incident response. Unlike traditional security alternatives, ForeScout achieves this without requiring software agents or previous device knowledge. The company's solutions integrate with leading network, security, mobility and IT management products to overcome security silos, automate workflows and enable significant cost savings. As of October 2015, more than 2,000 customers in over 60 countries improve their network security and compliance posture with ForeScout solutions.

About Westcon-Comstor
Westcon-Comstor (WestconGroup Inc.) is a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in Security, Collaboration, Networking and Data Center. Westcon-Comstor is transforming the technology supply chain through its global capabilities in Cloud, Global Deployment and Services. It has teams in 70-plus countries, combining expert technical and market knowledge with industry-leading partner enablement programs. Collaborating with its partners in a unique engagement model, Westcon-Comstor strives to deliver an exceptional partner experience to deliver results together. The company goes to market under the Westcon and Comstor brands.

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