ForeScout Technologies has announced that Long Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge has selected ForeScout CounterACT to ease the roll-out of its bring your own device (BYOD) program.
Providing real-time visibility of what is connected to the network: devices – personal and mobile, applications and users, combined with broad infrastructure interoperability, have helped to increase the security of Long Road’s network, as well as the productivity of the students.
One of the largest colleges in East Anglia, Long Road Sixth Form College prides itself on high levels of examination success and making learning as easy and effective as possible for its 2,200 students. With the proliferation of laptops, tablets and mobile devices now being used in education, the senior management team at Long Road decided a BYOD policy would make the college more attractive to prospective students and ultimately save money in the long-term.
Long Road relayed this visibility and control requirement to its trusted IT security provider, Foursys, which immediately recommended ForeScout’s CounterACT platform. Foursys arranged a Proof of Concept (PoC) with the college to examine next-generation network access control (NAC) capabilities.
After PoC approval, Foursys was able to readily deploy CounterACT at Long Road Sixth Form College, which seamlessly integrated with the college’s existing network infrastructure – comprised of 50 servers, half virtual and half physical; 1,200 PCs; 300 laptops and 150 Macs – as well as the new campus-wide Wi-Fi network.
Louise Bulman, vice president of EMEA at ForeScout, said: “At Long Road Sixth Form College, Foursys immediately recognised CounterACT as a perfect match for the college’s requirements, helping to deliver a secure BYOD environment as students bring ever more devices onto the campus network.
“When it comes to comparing ForeScout CounterACT’s visibility, interoperability and control capabilities to others, the proof is in the pudding. We welcome other institutions to take us for a test drive and see the broad application and value that our solution brings to bear in network security, BYOD and endpoint compliance.”