Lancope Customer, CMU, to Present on IT Consumerization at Campus Technology Conference
Attendees will learn how to maintain high levels of network security and performance amidst rapidly evolving technology environments
ATLANTA and Campus Technology Conference, July 9, 2012 – Lancope, Inc., a leader in flow-based security and network performance monitoring, has announced that its customer, Central Michigan University (CMU), will present on the impact of IT consumerization on higher education networks during the 2012 Campus Technology Conference. Taking place July 16-19 in Boston, Mass., the Campus Technology annual summer conference is the nation’s premier higher education technology event, discussing the latest IT solutions for improved learning environments.
For more information on the CMU session on Wednesday, July 18 from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET, go to: http://events.campustechnology.com/Events/CT-Summer-Educational-Technology-Conference/Sessions/Wednesday/W23-IT-Consumerization.aspx.
During the session, CMU Network Manager Ryan Laus will reveal how the university supports and secures roughly 7,000 mobile devices – including smart phones and tablets. He will also explain how his team uses Lancope’s StealthWatch® System to collect and analyze flow data to identify anomalies within the school’s infrastructure for vastly improved network and security operations.
Laus has more than 10 years of industry experience, and is currently in charge of network security, incident response and network infrastructure planning for CMU. “Due to the nature of our industry, higher education was one of the first sectors to run up against the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) challenge,” said Laus. “CMU has been leveraging NetFlow and StealthWatch for several years to address this issue. We look forward to sharing our best practices with other educational institutions that may be struggling to secure their networks while still providing students with the open access and flexibility they require for effective learning.”
Trends like BYOD have quickly led to the vanishing of the network perimeter and a drop in the efficacy of conventional security defenses. In a recent industry poll conducted by Lancope, half of the respondents reported that mobile devices increase overall network traffic on average by 50 percent. The survey respondents also indicated that as mobile device traffic increased on their networks, confidence in their organization’s security posture decreased.
Through the sophisticated behavioral analysis of NetFlow, IPFIX and other types of flow data, Lancope’s StealthWatch System provides comprehensive situational awareness across the entire network to defend against the full spectrum of internal and external threats facing today’s organizations. By analyzing mobile device information collected from existing network infrastructure, StealthWatch proactively detects issues stemming from any device. Advanced features including application and identity awareness, and automatic threat prioritization and mitigation, further expedite troubleshooting and reduce the time from problem onset to resolution.
Hundreds of organizations, including many higher education institutions, rely on Lancope to keep their networks up-and-running and secure. Further details on Lancope’s solutions for higher education can be found at: http://www.lancope.com/industries/higher-education/.
For more information on the use of StealthWatch for mobile device security, go to: http://www.lancope.com/resource-center/market-briefs/stealthwatch-for-mobile-device-security/.
Lancope®, Inc. is a leading provider of flow-based monitoring solutions to ensure high-performing and secure networks for global enterprises. Unifying critical network performance and security information for borderless network visibility, Lancope provides actionable insight that reduces the time between problem identification and resolution. Enterprise customers worldwide, including healthcare, financial services, government and higher education institutions, rely on Lancope to make better network decisions, respond faster to network problem areas and avoid costly outages and downtime — at a fraction of the cost of conventional network monitoring solutions. With Lancope, you can know your network and run your business better. Privately held and venture-backed, Lancope is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.lancope.com.
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