Technical College Systems of GA Deploys Mobile Security
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Technical College System of Georgia
has deployed the Purewire Web Security Service
for BlackBerry devices. The Technical College System oversees the state's system of 33 technical colleges, adult literacy programs, and a number of economic and workforce development programs.
"The edge of our network continues to extend beyond the walls of our office, enabling mobile users to access the Web via BlackBerry devices. This requires a flexible Web security and compliance solution that is fast to implement and easy to manage," said Geoff Catron, information security officer. "Purewire engineers worked with us to develop a solution that not only met, but exceeded, our expectations--all within our timeline and budget requirements."
The Purewire service, which is Web-based, sits between an organization's Web site and the Internet, to protect users' devices as they surf. It integrates URL filtering, anti-virus, anti-malware, application control, and policy management and doesn't require the installation of software on the devices being secured. On the administrative side, the service applies the same Web usage policy on mobile devices as for individual users on desktops and laptops. It also consolidates reporting across mobile, remote, and enterprise users.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.