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UMass Implements Centralized Threat Lifecycle Management Platform

The University of Massachusetts system has a new defense against network security threats: a centralized platform from LogRhythm. Using a grant from the National Science Foundation, the system office is rolling out LogRhythm's Threat Lifecycle Management (TLM) product as a managed service for all 24 of Massachusetts' state universities and community colleges.

From the outset, UMass was looking to replace a variety of security products and tools with a centralized, education-specific TLM platform that could aggregate many custom, home-grown log sources into a unified, easy-to-understand dashboard. The system needed to improve big-picture visibility across its networks and generate actionable intelligence from network data. Other key requirements were flexibility as well as PCI-DSS and HIPAA compliance, as UMass's operations include retail and restaurant facilities, medical and healthcare centers, and bookstores.

The LogRhythm platform combines security information and event management, log management, network and endpoint monitoring, user entity and behavior analytics, security automation and orchestration, and security analytics, helping organizations detect, respond to and neutralize network security threats.

Long-term, UMass plans to expand its managed service offering across the New England region.

About the Author

Rhea Kelly is editor in chief for Campus Technology, THE Journal, and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected].

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