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ForeScout, Carbon Black Unveil Endpoint Protection Integration

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ForeScout Technologies, an Internet of Things (IoT) security company, has integrated its automated remediation and threat response capabilities into the Carbon Black endpoint protection solution.

The integration combines ForeScout's agentless visibility and control capabilities with the threat intelligence of the Carbon Black solution, according to a prepared statement.

How Does the ForeScout-Carbon Black Integration Work?

The ForeScout-Carbon Black integration fosters information sharing and security workflows between the ForeScout CounterACT network access control software and Carbon Black solution, the companies said. It uses the following process to help organizations detect and address cyber threats:

  1. CounterACT identifies managed and unmanaged devices on an organization's network.
  2. CounterACT confirms that the Carbon Black agent is operational.
  3. CounterACT begins Carbon Black enrollment or other remediation actions on non-compliant devices.
  4. Carbon Black tracks cyber threats on managed devices.
  5. Carbon Black shares indicators of compromise (IOCs) with CounterACT.
  6. CounterACT hunts for Carbon Black IOCs across the network and isolates, restricts or blocks infected devices based on an organization's security policy.

The ForeScout-Carbon Black integration provides organizations with visibility across IoT, guest, off-premises and other network-connected devices, according to the companies. It allows organizations to leverage threat intelligence to combat advanced threats on both ForeScout- and Carbon Black-managed endpoints and orchestrate workflows to isolate and remediate compromised devices.

ForeScout and Carbon Black: Here's What You Need to Know

Founded in 2000, ForeScout offers security technology to help organizations assess, remediate and monitor their network devices. ForeScout's products and solutions work with various security tools and enable organizations to control traditional and non-traditional devices, improve their network security and comply with industry mandates.

ForeScout has launched more than 70 integrations and boasts over 2,800 customers worldwide. Also, ForeScout recorded total revenue of $59.7 million in the first quarter of 2018, up 42 percent year over year, and is projecting total revenue between $61 million and $64 million in 2Q18.

Carbon Black provides the Cb Predictive Security Cloud (PSC), a cloud-based endpoint protection platform. PSC collects and analyzes endpoint data to help safeguard organizations against future and unknown cyberattacks.

Carbon Black's revenues rose 35 percent to $48.4 million in 1Q18. In addition, Carbon Black went public in May, and the company expects MSSPs, value-added resellers (VARs) and other channel partners to play key roles in its long-term growth.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.