SOURCE: ForeScout



December 02, 2009 09:57 ET

Culpeper County Wins InfoWorld 100 Award for ForeScout NAC Implementation

InfoWorld Designates Virginia's Culpeper County Government Network Security Implementation as One of the Top 100 IT Projects of 2009

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwire - December 2, 2009) - ForeScout, the market leader in network access control (NAC) for large government and global enterprise deployments, today announced that Culpeper County of Virginia has received IDG's InfoWorld 100 Award for their implementation of ForeScout CounterACT.

Every year, InfoWorld's editorial staff names 100 companies that have made the best use of technology to enhance their business. The InfoWorld 100 Awards celebrate IT projects that use technology in smart, innovative, creative ways to meet business and technical objectives.

Culpeper County Government is a local county body that supports the government offices for about 43,000 people. Their IT infrastructure is spread across 16 different locations which include a mix of wired and wireless offices. The county government includes 24 different agencies such as the 911 Emergency Center, EMS, Airport and Sheriff's office. Recognizing the importance of shoring up network vulnerabilities, Culpeper County chose ForeScout CounterACT to secure their network and protect critical government agencies from malware, viruses and cyber threats.

Culpeper County chose ForeScout CounterACT because it was the only product that could be deployed without the need to upgrade their switches or make major changes to their network infrastructure. ForeScout CounterACT plugged into their existing heterogeneous network and began delivering immediate value. This is an important factor in today's business environment of shrinking IT budgets and limited resources.

"Local government agencies such as ours have been feeling the pressure to advance cyber-security measures. I am proud that a respected technology source such as InfoWorld has recognized the importance of our work through the InfoWorld 100 Awards," said Todd Frazier, Systems Administrator of Culpeper County Government. "ForeScout CounterACT has been vital in allowing us to defend against attacks and protect sensitive data."

"This year's recipients of InfoWorld's highest honor are shining examples of IT projects undertaken by tech leaders committed to pushing their organizations forward," said Jason Snyder, Features Editor at InfoWorld.

Additional details on Culpeper County's ForeScout implementation are available on the ForeScout website at:

A full list of the InfoWorld 100 Awards winners can be found at:

About the InfoWorld 100 Awards

Companies around the world rely on technology to enable and enhance their business operations and deliver on their business strategies. The InfoWorld 100 Awards recognize each year the 100 most innovative use of IT initiatives to further business goals. Inclusion in the InfoWorld 100 rankings does not imply endorsement of an organization's products or services.

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InfoWorld Media Group helps IT Decision Makers choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy for business impact at their organizations. InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at

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International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG also publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries. IDG's media brands include CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers. IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, Storage Networking World, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at

About ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

ForeScout is the leading provider of network access control and compliance solutions. With top-tier customers from every vertical, ForeScout has perfected the art of providing strong access control without disrupting network operations or needlessly punishing end users. ForeScout's flagship product, CounterACT, protects over 500 of the world's most secure enterprises and military installations with global deployments spanning 37 countries. The CounterACT family of products provides a path to complete security policy enforcement and is fast and easy for administrators to deploy, manage and maintain. For more about the company and its products, visit

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