Colleges and universities are being pressured to:

•   Provide unrestricted, high-bandwidth access and appropriate services to faculty, students, administration, vendors and guests.

•   Re-architect networks and data centers to improve efficiency and reliability while anticipating varied user types, unknown devices and new applications.

•   Secure sensitive research, valuable intellectual property, student, alumni and faculty information against both mundane and targeted attacks.

•   Safely enable cloud, SaaS, social media and peer-to-peer usage.


What We Do

•  Secure user, application and internet access in a way that enables – rather than hinders – the needs of the college or university user.

•  Secure campus WiFi, BYOD, labs and academic research, and student/alumni/faculty PII with less overhead.

•  Enable secure cross-department and external collaboration, data center consolidation, virtualization, and cloud projects.

•  Unify security policy and enforcement capabilities across the Internet edge, data center, mobile devices and endpoints within the 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.

How We Are Different

•  Prevent unknown, targeted and other attacks more quickly with automatically deployed updates on the latest threats.

•  Reduce risk with Zero Trust network segments that allow access for approved applications and users, rather than ports and IP addresses.

•  Centralize management across campus security appliances and key security functions.

•  Offer secure access by user and application rather than ports, protocols and IP addresses: application visibility identifies thousands of applications; user visibility identifies users and integrates with your user directory.


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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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Use Case: Secure the Network through Application Visibility

Reduce enterprise cybersecurity risk to business-critical applications and sensitive data with enterprise-wide application visibility, enforcement and whitelisting.

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Los Angeles Community College District

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), the nation's largest community college district, serves one-quarter million students a year in more than 36 cities in Los Angeles County. “More and faster access to information is critical to students and faculty, but it creates new challenges for traditional IT thought. Palo Alto Networks empowers our users to consume all the information they want from any client, but prevents infections. That’s revolutionary.”

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Security Reference Blueprint for Higher Education

This blueprint enables education security and IT pros to prepare to meet new and emerging technological challenges while reducing security threats.

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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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Next-Generation Security for Higher Education Institutions

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.

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