Haworth Extends Security Initiative with ForeScout’s CounterACT for NAC
September 2008 by Emmanuelle Lamandé
ForeScout Technologies announced that Haworth, a specialist in the design and manufacture of office furniture and adaptable workspaces, has deployed the CounterACT™ family of NAC appliances as part of its global security initiative.
CounterACT combines clientless network access control (NAC) and signatureless intrusion prevention to ensure all connected and connecting devices are in compliance with network security policies and are free of self-propagating threats. CounterACT seamlessly integrates into any network environment without requiring costly upgrades or infrastructure changes, and enables enterprises to tailor enforcement actions to match the level of policy violations, ensuring user disruption only occurs when it is warranted or required by the IT staff.
In addition to traditional security issues, today’s enterprises like Haworth face a steady influx of vulnerabilities introduced by contractors, guests and mobile/home employees who are able to bypass physical security and gain network connection inside the perimeter defences. CounterACT addresses this problem by enforcing network security policies across all managed and unmanaged network devices, including desktops and laptops as well as non-OS devices such as VoIP phones, handhelds and network printers, without the need for a software agent of any kind.