MOST TRUSTED NEWSWIRE PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION
PRTODAY / NewswireToday press release distribution service network
More news: Software
Written by / Agency / Source: ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Forescout Releases Inaugural Device Cloud Research based on Leading Device Intelligence - Forescout Technologies, Inc. announced insights from 75 real healthcare deployments with more than 10,000 virtual local area networks (VLANs) and 1.5 million devices contained within the Forescout Device Cloud - Forescout.com
Forescout Releases Inaugural Device Cloud Research based on Leading Device Intelligence

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - San Jose, CA, United States, 2019/05/15 - Forescout Technologies, Inc. announced insights from 75 real healthcare deployments with more than 10,000 virtual local area networks (VLANs) and 1.5 million devices contained within the Forescout Device Cloud - Forescout.com. NASDAQ: FSCT

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Software Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

• Expanded Forescout Device Cloud now includes more than 8 million IT, IoT and OT devices;
• New Forescout Device Cloud Report reveals cybersecurity risks associated with today’s healthcare IT environments; OT systems represent a growing attack surface;
• Healthcare riddled with devices running legacy Windows; 70% of Windows devices will no longer be supported by Microsoft in January 2020.

Forescout Technologies, Inc., the leader in device visibility and control, today announced insights from 75 real healthcare deployments with more than 10,000 virtual local area networks (VLANs) and 1.5 million devices contained within the Forescout Device Cloud, with a specific focus on 1,500 medical VLANs with more than 430,000 devices. Launched in July 2017, the Forescout Device Cloud is one of the world’s largest crowdsourced device repositories and now contains more than eight million devices from more than 1,000 customers who share anonymized device insights.

“The Forescout Device Cloud provides us with game changing data from millions of devices around the world, and what we are releasing today is just the tip of the iceberg,” said Elisa Costante, head of OT and Industrial Technology Innovation at Forescout. “Our findings reveal that healthcare organizations have some of the most diverse and complex IT environments, which are compounded due to compliance risks. Every time a patch is applied, there is concern around voiding a warranty or impacting patient safety. These organizations are dealing with lifesaving devices and extremely sensitive environments.”

The convergence of IT, IoT and OT makes it more difficult for the healthcare industry to manage a wide array of hard-to-control network security risks. IoT and OT devices are rapidly increasing in numbers, but traditional IT still represents the most vulnerable attack surface. Forescout uses the Device Cloud data to analyze more than 150 attributes per device to bring increased device intelligence and improved auto-classification to its customers. Forescout will leverage the increasing amount of data and intelligence gathered from the Device Cloud to generate future insights on the characterization and risk posture of connected devices across industries.

The Forescout Device Cloud Report key findings include:

Healthcare OT increases attack surface
Forescout researchers found that the most common devices on medical networks are still traditional computing devices (53 percent) followed by IoT devices (39 percent), including VoIP phones, network printers, tablets and smart TVs. OT systems, including medical devices, critical care systems, building automation systems, facilities, utilities and physical security, comprise eight percent of the devices on medical networks.

Within the OT device category, the three most common connected medical devices found were patient tracking and identification systems (38 percent), infusion pumps (32 percent) and patient monitors (12 percent). Considering the growing number of vulnerabilities in OT environments, we can see an increase in the attack surface in healthcare environments.

Healthcare organizations riddled with devices running legacy Windows operating systems
The Forescout Device Cloud Report highlights that 71 percent of Windows devices within these healthcare deployments are running Windows 7, Windows 2008 or Windows Mobile, with Microsoft support planned to expire on January 14, 2020. Running unsupported operating systems poses a risk that may expose vulnerabilities and has the potential to impact regulatory compliance.

Diversity of operating systems and vendor sprawl creates headaches
The diversity of device vendors and operating systems present on medical networks adds to the complexity and increases security challenges. Forescout’s research found that 40 percent of healthcare deployments had more than 20 different operating systems. When looking at the different types of operating systems found on medical VLANs, 59 percent were Windows operating systems and 41 percent were a mix of other variants, including mobile, embedded firmware and network infrastructure and many more.

In addition, more than 30 percent of healthcare deployments had 100 or more device vendors on their network. Patching in healthcare environments, especially acute care facilities, can be challenging and require devices to remain online and available. Some healthcare devices cannot be patched, may require vendor approval or need manual implementation by remote maintenance personnel.

Vulnerable protocols are leaving a door open
Eighty-five percent of devices on medical networks running Windows OS had Server Block Messaging (SMB) protocol turned on, allowing uncontrolled access for attackers to get beyond the perimeter and move laterally. Device manufacturers sometimes leave network ports open by default often unbeknownst to IT and security staff.

About Forescout
Forescout Technologies, Inc. (forescout.com) provides security at first sight. Our company delivers device visibility and control to enable enterprises and government agencies to gain complete situational awareness of their environment and orchestrate action.

©2019 Forescout Technologies, Inc. All rights reserved. Forescout Technologies, Inc. is a Delaware corporation. Other brands, products, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Investor Relations Contact: Michelle Spolver
P: 408-721-5884 - E: michelle.spolver[.]forescout.com.

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Software Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick NewswireToday Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+] / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

 
 
# # #
 
Software Warnings - IMPORTANT:
Always be aware/cautious about what you download on your computer/mobile! PURCHASE SOFTWARE related keywords / Banner Ads. Click HERE for details!
.

 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Software articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


Forescout Releases Inaugural Device Cloud Research based on Leading Device Intelligence

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name NewswireToday and LINK as the source.
 
Publisher Contact: Katie Beck - Forescout.com 
650-314-8705 katie.beck[.]forescout.com
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any ForeScout Technologies, Inc. securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Software via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From ForeScout Technologies, Inc. / Company Profile


Read Software Most Recent Related Newswires:

Oracle Moat to Measure Viewability for Samsung Ads
Aruba Business Achieves A Lower TCO and Saves Time on Backup Administration with NAKIVO
JDA Named a Top Company to Work for in Arizona for Third Straight Year
Syncplicity by Axway Achieves FedRAMP Ready Status
POST Luxembourg Harnesses Ensemble Activator for Rapid Service Provisioning
Destination XL Group Selects Infor to Optimize Customer Engagement
JDA Ranked Highest in Usability Among All Vendors in 2019 Nucleus Research WFM Value Matrix
World’s Largest Enterprise Information Management Conference Brings Leaders Together to Discuss How Information is Transforming Business
TIBCO Recognized for Powerful Data Science Platform that Helps Customers Solve Critical Global Issues
Yokogawa Takes Strategic Stake in Finnish Company Sensire Ltd to Pursue Collaboration in Cold Chain Monitoring
Synergis Software Recognized by Frost & Sullivan for its Outstanding Customer-Service in the Global Engineering Information Management Market
Premier Alternative Asset Manager Selects the Yardi Investment Suite
TIBCO Receives Highest Score for Decentralized Analytics Use Case in Gartner’s Critical Capabilities for Analytics and Business Intelligence Platforms
Microsoft and Oracle to Interconnect Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud
JDA Empowers Retail Workforce with Microsoft Teams Integration

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  Limelon Advertising, Co.

Visit  Broadcast Microwave Services, Inc.





 
  ©2019 NewswireToday — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com newswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)