Case Study: Cybersecurity Update Protects Students, Faculty and Staff
Defense in Depth Architecture Provides Enhanced, Multi-Layered Solution
A well-known Texas university, particularly noted for its massive media department, needed to upgrade the cybersecurity on their pair of data centers to accommodate their ever-growing student population. In particular, they were concerned that their legacy firewall set-up was not providing them with adequate cybersecurity. What was needed, then, was more of a full architecture approach, rather than a simple hardware install.
Proof of Concept Tests Say “Go!”
After successfully testing their Proof of Concept (POC) across multiple product lines, Netsync eventually determined that Cisco’s Firepower Management Center would be the best choice for the university, as it provided both network security and traffic management solutions that would be extremely beneficial, as all data flowed through these two servers. Given the university’s concern about security, the fact that they were also able to receive advanced malware protection was also important
As well, Netsync deployed a fully redundant Cisco Jabber Guest and Expressway solution. The project entailed designing the solution, deploying a redundant Expressway infrastructure, and then deploying redundant Jabber Guest servers. Through it all, Netsync helped the university migrate from their legacy equipment to their new system by providing extensive training and support.
Tighter Security Against Attacks, Full Accessibility by Students
In the end, this was not a simple 1-point solution, but a complete defense in depth architecture, a multi-layered approach which is built upon multiple, intentional redundancies to protect critical data from intrusion. However, despite the complexity of the cybersecurity system, students were still able to access all the data they needed without interruption, owing to the tight integration between systems.