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Pulte Homes Mexico Lays Solid Foundation for Network Security With ForeScout's CounterACT(TM)

Pulte Homes Mexico Lays Solid Foundation for Network Security With ForeScout's CounterACT(TM)

CUPERTINO, Calif., Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- ForeScout Technologies, the leading provider of clientless Network Access Control (NAC), policy enforcement and intrusion prevention solutions, announced today that Pulte Homes Mexico, one of the largest homebuilder companies in Mexico, has deployed ForeScout's CounterACT network security appliances to protect against self-propagating malware and hackers.

Pulte Homes Mexico has added several CounterACT appliances to its existing ActiveScout implementation. CounterACT provides automated protection for the interior of the network, while ActiveScout guards the network perimeter. In addition to the Network Access Control (NAC) functionality, ForeScout's appliances automatically detect and block malicious traffic without affecting legitimate data flows. Since the deployment of CounterACT, Pulte Homes Mexico has been able to reclaim a significant amount of lost bandwidth by instantly detecting and stopping unwanted traffic. Additionally, during a worm outbreak, CounterACT detected and contained the threat in real-time, ensuring network availability and business continuity.

"As an existing ActiveScout user we were familiar with the benefits of ForeScout's appliances, so adding CounterACT to our network security infrastructure was a 'no-brainer,'" said Jose Nunez, IT Director at Pulte Homes Mexico. "ForeScout's appliances accurately detect unknown threats, automatically stop attacking sources in real-time, and do not rely on signatures or manual updates. During outbreaks, our network was bogged down by unwanted traffic from worms and malware. With Counteract installed, the network continues to be operational even though an outbreak is taking place."

"We are pleased to be a part of Pulte Homes Mexico security infrastructure to protect its dispersed enterprise network from self-propagating malware and hackers," said Ray Wizbowski, Director of Business Development at ForeScout Technologies. "ForeScout provides an unparalleled level of network protection, which is why 100 percent of our customers trust their appliances in full automatic-block mode. We are proud to continue providing comprehensive network protection and ensuring business continuity without the usual TCO associated with systems that require monitoring and manual updates."

ForeScout recently released CounterACT 5.0, which integrates granular network policy enforcement with malware blocking and vulnerability assessment/mitigation technology. CounterACT delivers an integrated security platform enabling network administrators to define and enforce granular access policies for all endpoints in conjunction with existing network elements. CounterACT provides a cost effective, flexible solution for delivering complete policy enforcement and intrusion prevention without the need for network infrastructure overhauls.

About Pulte Homes Mexico

Pulte Homes Mexico is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pulte Homes, Inc. It is based in Mexico City with operations in 11 markets and 8 states throughout the country. In 2004, the company closed nearly 8,000 domestic home sales and generated revenues of over $200 million dollars, making it one of the top seven homebuilders in Mexico. During its 11-year history in that country, the company has constructed more than 50,000 homes. In 2002, it was awarded the National Home Award from the President of Mexico for introducing energy reducing and environmentally sound technologies in its homes. In 2004, the company received a special mention in the same category of this prestigious award. That same year Pulte Homes Mexico was also awarded with a special recognition in the "Sustainable Home" category within the CEMEX Awards 2004. During 2005 Pulte Homes Mexico received a special mention in the 2005 National Home Award and won the 2005 CEMEX Award. More information can be found at http://www.pulte.com.mx/.

About ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

ForeScout's network security platform combines clientless network access control (NAC) and policy enforcement, Intelligent Intrusion Prevention(TM), and vulnerability assessment in an enterprise-class security appliance. ForeScout offers real-time automated protection against self-propagating malware and malicious hacker attacks for a defense-in-depth strategy that ensures network availability and business continuity. ForeScout's customers include a wide range of Fortune 1000 corporations and government agencies. ForeScout's headquarters are located in Cupertino, California. More information can be found at http://www.forescout.com/.

ForeScout Technologies

CONTACT: Ray Wizbowski of ForeScout Technologies, Inc., +1-408-213-3191

Web site: http://www.pulte.com.mx/

Web site: http://www.forescout.com/

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