The Security Reference Blueprint for Higher Education outlines security principles and a framework using the preventative capabilities of the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform. Using this blueprint enables education security and IT professionals to protect PII and IP data, maintain a high-performance, high-availability learning environment, and prepare to meet new and emerging technological challenges while reducing security threats.
Colleges are perfect targets for cybercrime as few institutions have the resources – technological, financial or human – to fully protect themselves from cyberthieves. With an evolving threat landscape, it’s critical for institutions to drive collaboration in cybersecurity and share best practices.
Businesses embrace digital technologies that modernize their operations and enable innovation. Yet these same technologies introduce new security vulnerabilities and new data that must be secured. The result is a costly cybersecurity arms race, in which businesses introduce new security products to counter new attack vectors. Individually-managed or standalone security products add complexity, reduce visibility, and strain under-resourced security teams.
Temple University was founded in 1884 and is a R1 research institution with over 39,000 students. On a normal day Temple University has over 75,000 devices connected to their network. As a higher-ed institution, Temple needs to operate using an open network environment while protecting and securing their student’s data and research information. Temple University moved from their existing solution to the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform. A Palo Alto Networks Service Account Manager worked directly with the Temple team to ensure that the implementation went quick and smooth without any issues. Since implementing the Palo Alto Networks platform, Temple has experienced better stability and have been able to focus on securing their network versus continually maintaining their firewalls.
Palo Alto Networks® Security Operating Platform with high-capacity Next-Generation Firewalls deployed in a high-availability configuration, enabled with threat prevention and integrated cloud-based threat analysis
Seymour Public Schools was looking to replace their legacy Cisco firewalls, they checked the vulnerability of their existing system using a Security Lifecycle Review. The SLR report showed that more than 43,000 vulnerabilities were slipping past the legacy firewall. Because of this discovery they purchased the Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform.
This paper highlights an innovative security approach that eliminates the wide range of cloud risks that can cause breaches, while enabling organizations to achieve consistent and frictionless cloud protections for multi-cloud environments.
Read this brief to discover how Palo Alto Networks meets the security needs of higher education institutions by automatically preventing cyberthreats across cloud, network and endpoint devices at network speeds, as well as keeping sensitive data safe by administering granular security policies based on users, applications and content.