Network Security for Further & Higher Education

Colleges and universities are being pressured to increase their ability to acquire and serve staff and students by providing unrestricted, high bandwidth access and services to anyone on or around campus. In many cases, this requires re-architecting networks and data centres to anticipate known and unknown threats, varied user types, unknown devices and new applications. Secure sensitive information of students, alumni and staff as well as academic research and financial transactions. Enable cloud, social media and peer-to-peer usage. Manage and enforce policies on devices, regardless of who owns them.

Colleges and universities are being pressured to…

  • Increase the schools’ ability to acquire and serve staff and students and all of their digital needs.
  • Provide unrestricted, high-bandwidth access and services to anyone on or around campus.
  • Act as a service provider and re-architect networks and data centres to anticipate varied user types, unknown devices and new applications with quality service.
  • Secure sensitive research, student, alumni and staff information against both mundane and targeted attacks.
  • Enable cloud, social media and peer-to-peer usage.
  • Secure the network despite these demands.

Palo Alto Networks Enterprise Security Platform helps Higher and Further Education institutions all over the world meet these demands and deploy new technologies (cloud, mobile, online course delivery and virtualization) without compromising security, scalability or performance.

What Palo Alto does…

  • Secure user, application and Internet access in a way that enables – rather than hinders – the needs of the college or university user.
  • Secure labs, research departments, and other classes with customized data centre access – for cross-department and external collaboration, data centre consolidation, virtualization, hybrid cloud and overall cloud projects.
  • Unify security policy and enforcement capabilities across the Internet edge, data centre, mobile devices and endpoints within the college or university network and campus.
  • Ensure a high quality of service for priority services and applications, allocating bandwidth usage based on application, user, content, or a combination of the three.
  • Accelerate campus-wide administration and forensics.
  • Secure campus WiFi, BYOD, labs and academic research, and student/alumni/staff’s personal information with less overhead.

How Palo Alto is different…

  • Better visibility; faster time to the prevention of both targeted and other attacks.
  • Reduced cost and complexity.
  • Centralized management across campus security appliances and key security functions.
  • Streamlined deployment of configurations and policies.
  • Simplified collection and analysis of logs from multiple locations across campuses.
  • Scalable device management.
  • Rich forensics and logging.

Free Bespoke Security Life-Cycle Report

Amillan can now offer all Higher and Further Education Establishments a free Palo Alto Security Life-Cycle Report.

By placing a Palo Alto appliance on your network and passively monitoring traffic for one week, Amillan can produce a bespoke risk assessment including real exposure to threats, user behaviour, and application usage, helping you better understand the cyber risks your organisation faces.

Contact Amillan today for more information and to arrange your free Palo Alto Security Life-Cycle Report.