University ramps up mobile network protection

Using Vectra Networks, Santa Clara University implemented automated threat detection.

mobile-networksSanta Clara University (SCU) has deployed Vectra Networks’ X-series platform to protect private university and student information on its campus network from malware and today’s advanced persistent threats.

SCU will use the automated threat detection to secure private data and address FERPA, HIPAA and PCI compliance concerns from security risks, including those introduced by the highly mobile nature of students and the university community.

“Security on campus would be a lot easier if we were dealing with just staff and faculty, but students bring on to our network a host of BYOD devices that we have little control over and are often infected,” said Bryan McClenahan, Senior Security Analyst at SCU.

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Laura Ascione