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Security Case Study: George Washington University

George Washington University

Protecting Students and Freeing Up IT Time

Company: George Washington University

Industry: Education

Location: Washington, D.C.

Company Size: More than 26,000 users


Challenge

For George Washington University, it was critical to protect its students and intellectual property by securing its large, unmanaged network against malware and other threats. At the same time, the university didn’t want protections to hinder students’ freedom online.

Solution

Outcomes

  • Achieved 50 percent savings in investigation time
  • Reduced infections and cut engineering and incident response teams’ time by 25 to 30 percent
  • Secured users against malware with no impact to user experience
  • Gained deep threat intelligence to achieve shorter incident response resolution and prevent future threats
Our ability to block outbound attacks before they occur has saved us a tremendous amount of time.
- Mike Glyer,
Director, Enterprise Security & Architecture, George Washington University