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ForeScout Releases Virtual App To Monitor Network Access

ForeScout has decided to release its CounterACT Network Access Control (NAC) solution as a virtual appliance in a bid to exploit the rising demand for NAC devices.

The security solutions provider said that the new NAC will allow businesses to view in real-time who, how, when and what devices, including guest virtual machines, are accessing their network.

According to the company, the virtual appliance will be able to provide an automated, extensible and scalable approach for better visibility and deploy security policies across networks and security infrastructure.

As the appliance identifies all devices that are accessing a network, it conducts pre- and post-network security admission protocol tests.

The appliance comes with support for several virtual machine environments like VMWare, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer.

"With this release, we continue to deliver on our commitment to provide the industry's easiest, most integrated and most flexible means to automate visibility and security control to enable greater accessibility, productivity and data center optimization for our clients," said Gord Boyce, CEO of ForeScout, SC Magazine (opens in new tab) reports.

A recent Gartner research had revealed that by 2015, around 40 percent of all the security controls deployed to protect enterprise data centers will be virtualised. Enterprises are demanding more visibility across there physical and virtual environments.