William Woods U Beefs Up Security with Mirage NAC
- By Dian Schaffhauser
William Woods University in Fulton, MO said it has selected Mirage Networks' network access control (NAC) product to secure the residential network. The university is deploying full-cycle NAC in its resnet with plans to expand to the faculty and staff networks next year. The campus is moving away from a Cisco solution, which has been in use for a couple of years.
"One challenge of effectively managing a residential network is the number of unknown student devices getting on and off the network and the threats they bring with them," said Steven Goodson, network support administrator. "After an unsuccessful attempt with Cisco for two years, we found that the Mirage solution just works. By registering devices and managing the traffic more effectively, Mirage allows us to keep our residence hall networks running smoothly."
Mirage's NAC solution controls network access, isolating non-compliant and threatening endpoints, and providing self-remediation capabilities.
William Woods has about 3,500 students.
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.