In the wake of last month's collapse of network access control (NAC) vendor ConSentry, as reported in MicroScope, competitor ForeScout Technologies has launched a buyback programme to help ConSentry's existing customers guarantee their investments.
NAC appliances were widely seen as difficult to deploy,requiring high levels of investment to prepare the end-user's datacentre to accommodate them, and this was cited by ConSentry partners as a key factor in the firm's demise.
However, Gord Boyce, ForeScout president, said NAC adopters deserved a chance to switch to "our powerful, easy to deploy CounterACT NAC".
ForeScout claims the CounterACT technology provides more extensive endpoint control, and delivers ‘out of the box connectivity' with a wide range of switching and routing gear.
"We see this as an opportunity for customers who bought into an expensive, switch-dependant NAC solution and have lived to regret it. Through our replacement programme we're giving them a second chance."
Boyce added that in spite of the negative image of NAC in many quarters, "demand for CounterAct from Fortune 500 companies continues to grow because it is easy to deploy and provides a very high ROI".
The offer expires at the end of December.