In the wake of last month’s collapse of network accesscontrol (NAC) vendor ConSentry, as reported in MicroScope, competitor ForeScoutTechnologies has launched a buyback programme to help ConSentry’s existingcustomers guarantee their investments.
NAC appliances were widely seen as difficult to deploy,requiring high levels of investment to prepare the end-user’s datacentre to accommodatethem, and this was cited by ConSentry partners as a key factor in the firm’sdemise.
However, Gord Boyce, ForeScout president, said NAC adoptersdeserved a chance to switch to “our powerful, easy to deploy CounterACT NAC”.
ForeScout claims the CounterACT technology provides moreextensive endpoint control, and delivers ‘out of the box connectivity’ with awide range of switching and routing gear.
“We see this as an opportunity for customers who bought intoan expensive, switch-dependant NAC solution and have lived to regret it.Through our replacement programme we’re giving them a second chance.”
Boyce added that in spite of the negative image of NAC inmany quarters, “demand for CounterAct from Fortune 500 companies continues togrow because it is easy to deploy and provides a very high ROI”.
The offer expires at the end of December.