BT, ForeScout to improve device visibility

BT has launched BT Managed Endpoint Access Security, a new security service protecting organisations from cyber threats and malware through greater visibility and better monitoring of devices connected to their corporate network, the company said.

The new service leverages technology from ForeScout Technologies, Inc., a Internet of Things (IoT) security company, to provide real-time agentless visibility and control of devices connected to corporate networks. This includes managed, unmanaged, private devices, Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) and IoT.

ForeScout´s agentless approach to network security provides real-time discovery, classification, assessment and monitoring of devices allowing end-customers to see what is on their network, from campus to cloud, and to securely manage it. ForeScout can also orchestrate a policy-based security enforcement operation, with IT and security management products to automate security workflows and accelerate threat response.

BT´s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. It is one of the world´s providers of communications services and solutions, serving customers in 180 countries. Its principal activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local, national and international telecommunications services to its customers for use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and Internet products and services; and converged fixed-mobile products and services. BT consists of six customer-facing lines of business: Consumer, EE, Business and Public Sector, Global Services, Wholesale and Ventures, and Openreach.