Case Study: Deakin University

Building a security program from the ground up

With more than 60,000 students and offices in three countries, Deakin University needed to improve their outdated security posture. Learn how Cisco SecureX accelerates threat investigation and decreases remediation time.



  • Security practices were unable to support Deakin’s ambitious digital initiatives
  • More than 100,000 users were burdened by limited and outdated technology
  • Inefficient processes 
  • Needed a secure network with high quality, low latency broadband services


Simplified and accelerated threat detection and response through Cisco SecureX

Elevated security posture and security program maturity

Significant time savings allow security staff to focus on additional priorities

What they’re saying

The most important outcome we have achieved so far is that security is now a trusted function.

Fadi Aljafari, Information Security and Risk Manager, Deakin University

Who is Deakin University?

Industry: Education

Location: Burwood, Victoria, Australia

Size: 64,000 students, 12,000 staff