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Forescout joins Microsoft's AI-powered cybersecurity initiative
Thu, 11th Jan 2024

Forescout, a global expert in cybersecurity, has announced its participation in the Microsoft Security Copilot Partner Private Preview.

The company has been selected for this opportunity based on its proven experience with Microsoft Security technologies, its willingness to explore and provide feedback on advanced functionality, and its close association with Microsoft, the company shared in a statement.

A representative of Microsoft, Ann Johnson, the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Security Business Development, shared her optimism about the collaboration, highlighting the potential impact of AI on cybersecurity.

She said, "AI is one of the defining technologies of our time and has the potential to drive meaningful, step-change progress in cybersecurity. Security is a team sport, and we are pleased to work alongside our Security Copilot partner ecosystem to deliver customers solutions that enhance cyber defenses and make the promise of AI real."

Forescout's role in the project involves directly contributing to the development of the Security Copilot product. In particular, Forescout is providing inputs in validating and refining new and upcoming scenarios.

In addition to this, Forescout will also deliver feedback on product development and operations. The insights received will be incorporated into future product releases to further better the product. Forescout's team will also provide valuable validation and feedback on APIs that are crucial for Security Copilot extensibility.

The CEO of Forescout, Barry Mainz, discussed the company's enthusiasm about working closely with Microsoft on this innovative programme. He said, "This groundbreaking programme is a natural extension of our years-long partnership with Microsoft. AI is introducing enormous benefits to allow security teams to look at data to make the right decisions and act."

"To have the opportunity to share new ideas, collaborate with this Microsoft team, and eventually bring new solutions forward that further showcase AI's long-term benefit on the security marketplace is a true privilege. We're excited about the journey ahead."

Forescout is known in the cybersecurity sphere for continuously identifying, protecting, and helping ensure the compliance of all managed and unmanaged connected cyber assets.

The Forescout Platform delivers comprehensive capabilities for network security, risk and exposure management, and extended detection and response. With context sharing and workflow orchestration via ecosystem partners, it enables customers to more effectively manage cyber risk and mitigate threats.

Cybersecurity is among the highest priority for today's businesses, and Forescout, with its automated and scalable cybersecurity solutions, has gained the trust of Fortune 100 organisations and government agencies alike.

Now, in partnership with Microsoft, the company is set to make a significant stride in using AI to enhance cybersecurity, which promises to redefine the industry and take it to new heights, according to the company.