The Defense Department has awardedÂ ForeScout TechnologiesÂ a blanket purchase agreement to provide network security products, maintenance and support services under DoD’sÂ Enterprise Software Initiative program.
ForeScoutÂ said ThursdayÂ it partnered withÂ Alamo City Engineering Services, Carahsoft Technology, DLT Solutions, immixTechnologyÂ and Patriot TechnologiesÂ to facilitate ESI purchases acrossÂ the Pentagon, intelligence community andÂ Coast Guard activities globally.
The BPA covers theÂ CounterAct agentless security platform, ControlFrabric architecture,Â ActiveCare support andÂ ForeScout training services.
CounterAct works to help federal civilian and defense agencies manage connected devices with a combination of active and passive techniques.
The platform is designed to address comply-to-connect requirements for DoD deployment such as redundant manageability and device control; network-based device discovery and classification; and interoperability with other required security systems.
DoD introduced the ESI program in 1998 as part of efforts to simplify the department’s process to buy commercial software products.