Swedish Municipality Increases Network Security and Reduces Costs
The City of Uppsala, one of Sweden's largest municipalities, operates two separate computer networks. One is used by city administrators, and the other is used by students and staff at the local public schools. The city needed to protect the administration network from unauthorized access and malware attacks. In May 2007, the city teamed with TrueSec, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, to test and deploy Windows Server 2008 Network Access Protection on the administration network. To gain access to prerelease builds of the software, the city participated in the Microsoft Rapid Deployment Program. After completing the pilot deployment, the city expects to see significant improvements in system security and stability. The city also anticipates that the solution will help lower IT administration costs.