ForeScout CounterACT is a network security appliance that provides IT organizations with the unique ability to see devices, including non-traditional devices, the instant they connect to the network. CounterACT provides policy-based control of these devices and works with ForeScout ControlFabric Architecture to orchestrate information sharing and automate operation among disparate security and IT management tools.
Security intelligence is the act of gathering every available piece of information passing through an organizations network in order to better understand who's doing what with whom. Similar to business intelligence, it seeks to understand what is normal with respect to user, application, and data-access behaviors so that when abnormal conditions exist, they can be detected. Sounds somewhat easy, right? Its anything but.
Due to the increase in wide area network (WAN) traffic and application service demands, IT organizations have been evolving their WAN connectivity strategies to align with new IT cost, resilience, and performance objectives. Hybrid WAN is a growing trend with many organizations and enterprises, enabling them to augment traditional private leased lines or MPLS-based WAN circuits with secured public Internet services to achieve their goals.
It is my pleasure to welcome you to our 2015 Cyber Risk Report. HP Security Research publishes many documents throughout the year detailing our research and findings, but our annual Risk Report stands slightly removed from the day-to-day opportunities and crises our researchers and other security professionals face.
As employees devour newer technologies such as smartphones, tablets, wearables, and other devices, and as they become more comfortable with solutions such as Dropbox and Skype, their demands on enterprise IT intensify. Plus, management and other decision makers are also increasing their demands on enterprise IT to provide more infrastructure with less cost and time.