ForeScout and CrowdStrike announce a strategic alliance

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ForeScout Technologies, Inc., Internet of Things (IoT) security company, and CrowdStrike, specialist in cloud delivered endpoint protection, have announced a strategic alliance that the companies say will deliver comprehensive visibility, threat detection and security response for joint customers. Through this partnership, the two companies will monitor threats across endpoint and network tiers, share threat analytics and extend protection and policy control to unmanaged bring your own device (BYOD), guest and IoT devices.

Mike DeCesare, president and CEO, ForeScout
Mike DeCesare, president and CEO, ForeScout

“Enterprises continue to be impacted by massive data breaches and cybersecurity attacks largely due to blind spots caused by undetected devices. To help solve this problem, ForeScout and CrowdStrike are forming a new strategic partnership that will offer a combination of extended device discovery, security intelligence and greater control to keep threats out and strengthen cyber hygiene,” says Michael DeCesare, president and CEO, ForeScout. “The collaboration and joint value of two market leading cybersecurity companies will provide our customers with increased visibility and advanced threat analytics for better protection against malicious activity.”

Modern enterprise networks are challenged with managing increasingly complex environments along with exponential growth in volume and diversity of devices. The rise of network connected devices has increased the attack surface, making it more challenging for organisations to prevent, detect and respond to cyber attacks. ForeScout and CrowdStrike will streamline and improve security operations for customers by leveraging ForeScout’s advanced device visibility and control capabilities combined with CrowdStrike’s AI enabled threat analytics platform.

“Many security solutions fail to deliver accurate and meaningful threat insight, which is why organisations are constantly falling prey to cyber attacks,” says George Kurtz, co-founder and CEO, CrowdStrike. “With real-time endpoint detection and response, combined with next-generation threat prevention and proactive threat hunting, organisations will be able to gain an advantage in today’s vast threat landscape. The alliance between ForeScout and CrowdStrike is a better together approach that will transform how customers protect their network against today’s cybersecurity challenges and tomorrow’s threats.”

The newly established technology partnership between ForeScout and CrowdStrike sets to provide an array of benefits to joint customers, such as:

  • Comprehensive visibility and posture assessment across network connected devices, including corporate devices while employees are off the enterprise network
  • Improved agent health and compliance on CrowdStrike managed devices
  • Sharing of threat intelligence across solutions to take more informed actions
  • Joint threat hunting for Indicators of Attack (IoAs) across endpoint and network tiers
  • Automated threat response to protect against malware targeting traditional and IoT devices

In addition, ForeScout and CrowdStrike intend to build an integrated solution to further support their joint customers.

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