Forescout Technologies has acquired healthcare cybersecurity provider CyberMDX to strengthen its support for the broadest set of connected device types across IT, IoT, OT, and IoMT devices for the healthcare market.
“Forescout is seeing rapid growth in healthcare, a market the company has always focused attention on from a technology and sales perspective,” says Wael Mohamed, CEO of Forescout. “Cybersecurity for IoMT, much like cybersecurity for OT devices, requires specific expertise and technologies. We are pleased to have the CyberMDX team join Forescout as we continue delivering new capabilities on our market-leading platform and grow our R&D center.”
Forescout is a provider of device visibility and control, ensuring customers can see all the devices connected to their networks, continuously and in real-time, and then take automated action to mitigate risks. CyberMDX offers a solution for visibility and risk management of IoMT devices. Together, Forescout and CyberMDX aim to provide a platform that delivers an easy-to-use, scalable, and agentless approach to device visibility, classification, threat detection, and incident response focused on IoMT devices to better serve healthcare organizations.
“CyberMDX enables hospitals to provide quality care by securing and protecting the systems and devices they rely on every day to treat patients and save lives,” says Amir Magner, president and co-founder of CyberMDX. “We are thrilled to join the Forescout team where our innovation can continue to make a profound difference to healthcare organizations around the world.”
Broad coverage across all device types is essential as larger organizations, such as healthcare, almost always have a wide variety of device types, including IT and a rapidly expanding number of IoT devices, in addition to IoMT and OT devices.
Forescout’s Device Cloud database contains over 15 million device fingerprints that aim to ensure its customers automatically receive highly specific, out-of-the-box device classification capabilities from the Forescout platform for millions of different types of devices.