CounterACT - Blocking the Bad Guys!
April 04, 2017

CounterACT - Blocking the Bad Guys!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Forescout CounterACT

Forescout CounterAct is being used by the IT department. The main reason behind the purchase of Forescout was for Network Access Control. We wanted to make sure any device connected to our network that was not property of our company to be segregated off our company network and pushed directly to a separate network with only internet access.
  • Network Access Control does a great job of identifying unmanaged devices on the network and "quarantining" them.
  • The inventory feature of CounterAct is a handy place to see what version of applications are running on which machines on our network.
  • Policies can be very intricate.
  • Policies ability to be very intricate also adds complexity to the building of the policy.
  • Initial configuration is complex
  • Uses SMB1 which is a vulnerable version - needs to be updated asap.
  • It has proven very effective at blocking rogue, non-company owned devices from gaining access to our network.
  • It has provided security to a deeper level.
  • Auditors have acknowledged very tight security with the addition of CounterACT.
  • Aruba Clearpass
CounterACT was the product that was able to do exactly what we were looking to accomplish and that was to block non-company owned devices from connecting to our network based on our criteria. It will allow us to decide if a blocked device should be allowed on our network temporarily.
CommVault, Proofpoint Enterprise Privacy
ForeScout CounterACT is well suited for a company looking to strengthen their network security. It has allowed us to be confident that there is not a rogue device connecting directly into our network to gain access to company information. It may not be suitable to a company with a small IT department as it does require time up front to initially configure and on an on-going basis to manage.