Lancope and CMU to Present on IT Consumerization and Security at Campus Technology Forum
Attendees will learn how CMU uses NetFlow to support and secure roughly 7,000 mobile devices
ATLANTA and Campus Technology Forum, April 30, 2012 – Lancope, Inc., a leader in flow-based security and network performance monitoring, will join Central Michigan University (CMU) to present at the Campus Technology Forum, taking place April 30 – May 2, 2012 in Long Beach, Calif. Session attendees will learn about the effects of IT consumerization on higher education networks, and how CMU successfully supports and secures roughly 7,000 mobile devices. More details on the session, to be held on Tuesday, May 1 at 10:40 a.m. PDT can be found at: http://events.campustechnology.com/Events/CT-Forum-Conference/Sessions/Tuesday/T06-IT-Consumerization.aspx.
“IT consumerization and the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement are currently taking enterprise networks by storm,” said Jeff Wells, senior systems engineer for Lancope. “Universities like CMU have been addressing the use of personal mobile devices on their networks for years, and are well-equipped to share best practices for supporting and securing these devices.”
Wells is also well-versed on the topic, having been involved with information technology for over 30 years, and previously serving as a consulting systems engineer at Cisco Systems. At Lancope, he also plays a key role in delivering the company’s University of NetFlow seminars, teaching attendees how to harness the power of NetFlow for vastly improved network and security operations.
Wells will co-present the Campus Technology Forum session with Ryan Laus, network manager for CMU. Laus has more than 10 years of industry experience, and is currently in charge of network security, incident response and network infrastructure planning for the university.
In addition to 7,000 mobile devices, CMU supports roughly 30,000 users and a campus made up of modern technology and state-of-the-art facilities, making optimal network security and performance extremely critical. With Lancope’s StealthWatch® System, the university is able to quickly uncover, prioritize and mitigate the full range of threats facing today’s networks – including those stemming from users’ personal devices.
Based on the sophisticated analysis of NetFlow, IPFIX and other flow data from existing network infrastructure, StealthWatch provides comprehensive, end-to-end visibility at a fraction of the cost of other monitoring solutions. Advanced features including identity and application awareness further expedite troubleshooting for both external threats as well as internal concerns such as the use of peer-to-peer file-sharing applications.
“NetFlow analysis is a very powerful tool that gives our network engineers the information they need to resolve problems,” said Laus. “With limited staff responsible for monitoring, securing and optimizing such a large network, StealthWatch provides us with much needed visibility to do our jobs faster and more effectively.”
Join Lancope and CMU to learn how to identify anomalies across your entire network, and hear real-world examples of how CMU uses StealthWatch and other utilities to guard against attacks from both wired and wireless devices. Lancope will also exhibit its StealthWatch System at the event.
In addition to CMU, Lancope works with a wide range of other educational institutions across the globe including Illinois State University, Dartmouth College, the Stanford University School of Medicine and UNC-Chapel Hill in the U.S., the University of Nottingham, University of Manchester, University of Leeds and University of Westminster in the UK, Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam in the Netherlands, and the University of Adelaide in Australia, among others.
Further details on Lancope’s solutions for higher education can be found at: files/Lancope_StealthWatch_for_Education_Industry.pdf.
For more information on CMU’s use of the Lancope StealthWatch System, go to: resource-center/case-studies/cmu-case-study/.
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 lancope.com.
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