Wolf Creek Public Schools deploys security solution from Alcatel-Lucent and InfoExpress


InfoExpress, a network security solutions provider,
announced that Alberta, Canada-based Wolf Creek Public Schools has deployed
Safe Network Access Control (NAC), an integrated security solution from
Alcatel-Lucent and InfoExpress, to enable the district to allow students to use
their own mobile devices to access the district’s network.


We see digitally connected devices as essential tools of
modern literacy, but in spite of the project’s success, we knew it would not be
financially possible to provide every student with a laptop. The solution: have
students bring and support their own devices,” said Gary Spence, assistant
superintendent, Wolf Creek.


The challenge for Wolf Creek was to enable students and
staff to fully utilize social media and their own devices to support learning
while still maintaining a high level of security and integrity to the district
network, infrastructure and data.


Wolf Creek turned to Safe NAC to protect the district’s
distributed core network assets while ensuring 28 schools provide 8,000 staff
and students with simple and secure access to the instructional tools and
resources they need.


Safe NAC is a fully integrated NAC solution that reduces
costs by automating operational processes and minimizing the need for IT
operator intervention during authentication. It provides guest access, host
integrity checks, role-based access and post-admission control to help
organizations ensure compliance.


Safe NAC can detect, quarantine, and remedy unhealthy
laptops that are not in compliance with the school’s security policy and
control access to the network by auditing all devices before granting and
during access to the network.

 

The vision was to have authenticated access using any
device, be able to identify who was using our network and be able to check the
integrity of student systems and usage, so we could trust those systems to
access network servers and other resources,” said Mark McWhinnie, director of
Technology Integration at Wolf Creek Public Schools.


Wolf Creek was able to launch a successful bring-your-own
device initiative for students and staff. Now they can access the network
through the smartphones, tablets, netbooks, and the notebooks of their choice.

 

Safe NAC integrates InfoExpress CyberGatekeeper Network
Access Control into multiple Alcatel-Lucent
components, including the Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch platforms (AOS 6.3.4 and
newer), the Alcatel-Lucent VitalQIP, and Alcatel-Lucent OmniAccess wireless
platforms.


By Telecomlead.com Team

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