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Northeast Texas Community College

Revving up Security Automation for a Community College’s Lean IT Team

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개요

Education thrives on robust information technology. But higher-ed institutions—especially community colleges—often lack the necessary breadth of IT support. At Northeast Texas Community College (NTCC), a four-person IT team serves 3,000 students across five campuses. So, they rely heavily on automated security operations solutions from Fortinet to deploy and protect network and application access.

“Before, we did not have time to focus on development or on improving our information system. Now, since Fortinet enables us to spend less time gathering data and implementing fixes, we can spend more time on strategic and value-added work.”

– Sebastian Barron, Director of Computer and Technical Services, Northeast Texas Community College

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Business Impact

Proactive approach to security enables IT team to solve issues before others notice the problem

Drastic reduction in network and security administration (four days to upgrade switches compared to six weeks in legacy environment)

IT team has more time for future-oriented activities, including updating security policies and undertaking development work

Ease of use means staff can cover for one another, and new employees can get up to speed more quickly

Simplified security audits

 


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