ForeScout, the leading provider of Network Access Control (NAC), or what is also called Comply to Connect, recently announced an enhancement to their integration module for Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) that we think is worth talking about.
This new enhancement allows the ForeScout CounterACT® to dynamically exchange rich data visibility and contextual information about users (profiles) and devices (fixed, system or mobile) with the Palo Alto Networks NGFW without the use of an agent. This enhancement cuts out the middle man.
And because this unique and dynamic access is based in both user and device context, it allows the PaloAlto NGFW to direct users to the “need to know” information resources they have been granted access to whether the user is fixed at their corporate location or working from a remote location. They will have secure access to their defined set of information resources no matter where they are.
Here’s the technology behind the solution:
You can’t get much better than that these days.