Iona College Deploys InfoExpress CyberGatekeeper

Iona College in New Rochelle, NY has selected InfoExpress CyberGatekeeper to protect the college wireless network. The InfoExpress appliance controls access to the network by auditing all devices before granting access. The solution can be deployed in monitor mode, giving organizations the option to remediate endpoints "on the fly" without having to restrict access to users. The option is particularly important on the first day of school, when a lot of devices hit the network for the first time. If virus patterns or software is out of date, built-in remediation features in CyberGatekeeper can automatically restore the computer to a compliant state, enabling the student to access the wireless network.

"The CyberGatekeeper made the first day of school a pleasure. We cut nearly four hours out of our typical first day as the CyberGatekeeper simplified access and allowed the students to do the majority of the install and registration for network access themselves, while we provided support staff," said Joanne Steele, vice provost, info technology/CIO at Iona College. "In the past we've needed to provide more technical support and oversee each install, which lead to long days."

"We always had a policy in place for students install our updates for secure access to our network, but we didn't have a technical catch all that could make sure that policy is enforced," said Dimitris Halaris, associate vice provost of IT. "More than that, CyberGatekeeper provides a one-stop host integrity check that will allow access to the college wireless network only when the student's computer meets a set of security policies that we establish and manage centrally and upload to the CyberGatekeeper appliance."

Iona College has about 1,000 students.

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Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at dian@dischaffhauser.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.

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