Forescout Acquires CyberMDX: Medical IoT Security Focus
Together, Forescout and CyberMDX offer software that address IoT device visibility, classification, threat detection and incident response for healthcare organizations, the buyer indicated.
The CyberMDX acquisition aligns with another Forescout acquisition — the Security Matters buyout of 2018. Security Matters provides visibility and risk management for OT systems.
And over the years, Forescout has achieved scale in the IoT device security market. Indeed, Forescout’s Device Cloud database contains over 15 million device fingerprints, the company indicated.
Forescout also has IT management partnerships. Key moves include:
A Tanium integration, which offers “real-time visibility and control across the extended enterprise: campus, datacenter, remote workers, cloud, mobile, OT and IoT,” the two companies said.
A CyberArk integration, which enable CyberArk customers to use Forescout capabilities to secure their IoT devices.
The Forescout partner program spans distributors, resellers, service delivery partners, global systems integrators, technology and ICS (industry automation and control systems) companies.
Forescout Buys CyberMDX: Executive Perspectives
In a prepared statement about the deal, Forescout CEO Wael Mohamed said:
“Forescout is seeing rapid growth in healthcare, a market the company has always focused attention on from a technology and sales perspective. Cybersecurity for IoMT, much like cybersecurity for OT devices, requires specific expertise and technologies. We are pleased to have the CyberMDX team join Forescout as we continue delivering new capabilities on our market-leading platform and grow our R&D center.”
Added Amir Magner, president and co-founder of CyberMDX:
“CyberMDX enables hospitals to provide quality care by securing and protecting the systems and devices they rely on every day to treat patients and save lives. We are thrilled to join the Forescout team where our innovation can continue to make a profound difference to healthcare organizations around the world.”