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Dartmouth Manages Device Security with AI-Based Platform

Dartmouth College is rolling out smart device security platform WootCloud to manage device security and access control campuswide. The artificial intelligence-based software-as-a-service solution was chosen for its ability to "mitigate security threats by discovering indicators of compromise and driving remediation at an individual device level," according to a news announcement.

WootCloud's Hyper-Context Security Platform provides "contextualized visibility and analytics for all devices, and uses this intelligence to segment the network, correlate threats and vulnerability propagation across interfaces and automate access control," the company explained. Its device identification, classification and modeling abilities enable the threat analysis, risk assessment and actionable intelligence required for incident and problem management.

"WootCloud's micro-segmentation capabilities are a game-changer," commented Sean McNamara, senior director of information security at Dartmouth, in a statement. "We will be able to make on-the-fly access control decisions based on a person's identity as well as their normal patterns of usage and device hygiene characteristics. This will allow us to make the most of our investments in information security by ensuring the most effective protections are in front of the right people and right resources."

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