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UMass Systems Office Looks To Boost Network Security

The University of Massachusetts Systems Office has implemented an application to monitor uptime and security of its network. The Systems Office is setting up SecureVue from eIQnetworks for a number of network functions: configuration management, compliance automation, log management, security information and event management, file integrity monitoring, and performance and availability monitoring. The system tracks the operations of 1,400 network devices and computer systems.

The user organization uses SecureVue for monitoring and alerts on policy violations, non-standard processes, rogue applications, events related to potential financial fraud, identity theft, and cyber-attacks. SecureVue ships with 250 "correlation policy templates" and 1,500 security and compliance reports to expedite setup.

"We selected eIQnetworks' SecureVue to help us meet our security awareness and compliance needs, and the solution has exceeded our expectations," said Michael Poole, CTO and associate vice president for IT. "When we evaluated our options and potential solutions, we were concerned about the cost and complexity of having to use multiple point products to address our different security and compliance requirements. When we analyzed and reviewed eIQ's SecureVue, we were impressed with the breath of functionality and benefits it offered in a single integrated solution. Not only has it unified functionality available in multiple point products, but it provides unprecedented levels of visibility and detection through its rich set of data collection and cross correlation of all data. The solution was up and running in a matter of days."

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.

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