Educational institutions are evolving rapidly –

  • Meeting the needs of diverse student and faculty populations with diverse device, application and information needs.
  • Hosting and providing access to more digital data, by more constituents (faculty, staff, parents, teachers, alumni, students), in more locations than ever.
  • Acting as service providers in a way not previously thought possible
  • Managing, and thus needing to secure, larger data centers than large commercial institutions.
  • Feeling the brand impact of lower quality service by very vocal constituents.

Security plays a more critical role in these networks than ever.  Providing educational institutions with the ability to secure their assets – academic research, student, faculty, and alumni personal data, and other sensitive information – with the greatest flexibility and least impediment to the service levels their constituents demand is why more educational institutions entrust us with their security every day.  


 

Maine Township High School District 207

Why Maine Township HS District 207 chose Palo Alto Networks Security Platform with Aruba ClearPass to secure network access for students, faculty and staff.

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University of Southampton

A research-intensive university with over 23,000 students, the University of Southampton is a leading entrepreneurial ­institution in the United Kingdom. When the University sought to significantly expand throughput to support an increase in students, improve network stability and services to users, heighten security, and lower IT management burdens, they ­selected Palo Alto Networks Nextwave Channel Program Platinum ASC CPSP Partner Khipu Networks, working with ­European ­Electronique under the NEUPC procurement framework, to partner with them to meet their long-term strategic goals.

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Next-Generation Security for Higher Education Institutions

Higher education institutions must balance academic openness with protecting personal and financial information and valuable intellectual property. It’s another balancing act to maintain continuous, high-bandwidth access to resources while blocking threats that could damage the institution’s reputation. 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.

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Brigham-Young University - Hawaii

Brigham-Young University – Hawaii (BYU–Hawaii) is a small campus of intercultural leadership development, where a diverse population of over 2,500 students representing over 70 countries live, study and work together.

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University of Portsmouth

The University of Portsmouth relies heavily on its network to support its academic mission. With the constant demand for reliable and high performance Internet services, coupled with the huge increase in devices connecting to Wi-Fi, the University upgraded its Janet link to 10GB to improve network responsiveness, improve security and expand services to faculty and students.

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Chilliwack School District

Located in British Columbia, Canada, the School District of Chilliwack is a learning community of over 13,000 students, served by 2,300 teachers and support staff. The district’s diverse programs include 37 elementary, middle and secondary neighborhood schools as well as alternate and distance learning programs. “Before Palo Alto Networks we’d block certain ports and students would find ways around it. Matching a user name and IP address with Active Directory is so helpful. Palo Alto Networks firewalls are multi-faceted application-based firewalls that effectively control applications."

Santa Clara, CA
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