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Pepperdine University

Pepperdine University Enables Network Access Control for Rapid Threat Remediation

“We need to know who is on our network, give them appropriate access, and let them know where they stand at all times. And we need a solution that’s fully automated and user-friendly, which is easy to do with NAC.”

Dr. Kim Cary, CISO, Pepperdine University


Pepperdine University is a liberal arts and research university with about 8,500 students and 2,000 faculty at its main campus near Malibu, and 5 graduate schools across Southern California. With an extensive bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environment serving thousands of users, Pepperdine needed to ensure high-quality user experience while protecting the network and its assets from cyber threats. By leveraging the FortiNAC network access control (NAC) solution, Pepperdine found an efficient way to deploy and manage network access that is also end-user friendly, giving students, staff, and guests clear information about any access denials.

Learn more about how Pepperdine is using FortiNAC to protect both its information systems and its user satisfaction in this case study.

Business Impact


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Provides fast, easy, and secure network access for thousands of students, faculty, and guests

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Identifies and blocks compromised devices, and provides self-service remediation

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Reduces user frustration and troubleshooting calls to overworked technical staff

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Automates network provisioning for headless infrastructure devices that are often moved around campus

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