ForeScout Technologies, a provider of real-time network security solutions for large enterprises and government organizations, has announced that the ForeScout CounterACT platform will be used as a key technology for 11 of the 17 recipients of the recent $6 billion blanket purchase agreement for the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) Initiative from the General Services Administration (GSA).
The five-year contract award allows government agencies to partner with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to implement CDM technology to better safeguard agency networks from potential cyber threats.
The 17 selected federal systems integrators that received the award will offer government agencies sensors, risk-status displays and consulting services from contractors, the majority of which included ForeScout as a strategic component of their security solution, according to company officials.
CounterACT will help federal agencies improve their cybersecurity posture through real-time asset discovery and policy-based remediation capabilities. The platform will also help federal agencies maintain ongoing awareness of network devices, policy violations, vulnerabilities and threats to accelerate their organization’s risk management decisions, remediation and reporting processes.
“ForeScout is excited to play a strategic role in helping federal agencies gain greater visibility into organizations’ security health and risk management,” said Niels Jensen, Regional VP of Federal Sales at ForeScout. “CounterACT’s ability to provide real-time visibility of all assets on the network and to ensure devices adhere to the agencies’ security policies before access is granted will go a long way to achieve security control over government networks.”