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FORESCOUT APPOINTS PEDRO ABREU AS CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER

ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of continuous monitoring and mitigation solutions for Global 2000 enterprises and government organisations, has named veteran industry executive Pedro Abreu, a former senior vice president at Intel Security Group, as ForeScout’s new chief strategy officer. Announced by new ForeScout CEO Michael DeCesare, Abreu’s appointment strengthens the company’s world-class leadership team and is designed to drive next-stage growth.

“I’m attracted to ForeScout because of its unique technology that gives customers full visibility of their environments and helps companies maximise the investments they have made in their current security capabilities,” said Abreu. “And the opportunity for growth here is striking. I am excited to join ForeScout at this critical stage. My contribution will emphasise new and existing alliance partnerships that complement our strengths.”

Abreu will advance the ForeScout corporate strategy in a cross-functional manner covering product development, sales and marketing. He brings strong operational expertise honed in from senior positions at McKinsey, EMC and Intel Security, and he is tasked with building more and deeper strategic technology partnerships with top vendors.

“I am pleased to welcome Pedro Abreu to the ForeScout family,” said DeCesare. “Pedro will be responsible for advancing ForeScout’s corporate strategy and ensuring that we build our business processes for scale. He will also spearhead initiatives involving future ForeScout investments and strategy.”

ForeScout CounterACT™ exemplifies ForeScout’s leadership in continuous monitoring and mitigation. Leveraging next-generation NAC technology, the CounterACT platform provides real-time visibility to users, devices, including BYOD devices, systems and applications and allows IT organisations to centrally apply granular policies to understand their true security posture and to automatically respond to a wide variety of security issues. Powered by ControlFabric™ technology, the platform also enables network, security and management solutions to dynamically exchange information, which, in turn, allows enterprises to respond to issues more effectively and better leverage their existing security investments.

During last week ForeScout also announced that it has joined Socitm’s (Society of Information Technology Management) select group of supplier partners as a silver partner. Socitm is the UK’s IT professional body for people involved in the leadership and management of IT and digitally enabled services delivered for public benefit.

Via its award-winning CounterACT platform, ForeScout addresses the advanced network security requirements of public sector organisations including Gloucestershire County Council (GCC). For GCC, CounterACT helps the Council to meet thePublic Services Network (PSN) Code of Connectioncompliancy requirements.

Socitm aims to help maximise the effectiveness of IT and digital in delivering services for public benefit, to help members develop professionally and to help public service organisations and citizens get maximum value from IT and digital services. Socitm also assists IT providers who service the public sector with insights into its members’ priorities and drivers, making them smarter suppliers and creating valuable opportunities for collaboration.

Nigel Bragg, commercial relationship manager at Socitm, commented, “Socitm is pleased to welcome ForeScout to our select group of supplier partners as a silver partner. We are sure that ForeScout’s expertise in continuous monitoring and mitigation solutions will add significant value to the bank of knowledge our members are able to access as they seek to overcome service delivery challenges. We look forward to ForeScout contributing to our members’ discussions via the Socitm network of regional events and hope that, in turn, ForeScout finds the opportunities for engagement with the public sector audience both insightful and rewarding.”

Peter Batchelor, manager, Public Sector UK for ForeScout, said, “ForeScout is delighted to have become a Socitm Silver Partner due to the collaborative and synergistic nature of this new partnership. We already have a proven track record with government agencies and local authorities in the UK and look forward to working with Socitm members to advise and help in the fight against cyberthreats.”

ForeScout will be on stand G20 at Infosecurity Europe, Olympia, London, which takes place from 2-4 June 2015.