University Achieves Greater Network Visibility, Saves $75,000 With Security Tools
Ball State University wanted to deliver enhanced security for its IT environment and to monitor and manage network health. Previously, the university lacked an effective way to tell if computers were properly updated and in compliance with security policies. Ball State deployed Network Access Protection (NAP), which is a feature of the Windows Server 2008 operating system and helps administrators assess, monitor, and enforce compliance with security policies. The university also adopted Microsoft Forefront Client Security for antivirus protection. Ball State now has better visibility into the health of its network, and its IT staff can be more responsive to issues. The university's new security products provide users with a positive experience and improved performance, while saving U.S.$75,000 each year in support and maintenance costs.