University of Wolverhampton

Simplicity, safety and satisfaction: University of Wolverhampton increases efficiency and effectiveness with Teneo and Palo Alto Networks.

 

INDUSTRY: Education

CHALLENGE:

  • Existing security policies left 20-30 students a month incorrectly locked out of the network
  • Struggling to keep up with anti-virus updates, and around 70 threat cases proved to be completely unresolvable
  • 30 hours a month spent ensuring student work meets with JANET copyright standards

SOLUTION:

  • Deployed a pair of Palo Alto Networks PA-5020 firewalls to streamline firewall management, utilising User-ID technology to view network bandwidth and applications consumed by each specific user

BENEFITS:

  • IT has removed the need for a minimum user security standard on its network – saving hundreds of man-hours in resolving access issues
  • The University has reported zero infections since deploying the next-generation firewall
  • Firewall recognises patterns of activity consistent with illegal file sharing and suspends transfers before they happen – saving man-hours, removing the threat of legal action and meeting JANET’s tough copyright standards

 

Palo Alto Networks Next Generation Firewall is in a different class to the competition, bringing both insight and the power to act on it. It’s functionality we could only dream of before.

Max Caines, Network Design Consultant