American University Selects Safe•Connect Nac From Impulse Point To Enhance Security Of Campus Network And Support Virtualization Strategy

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Impulse Point, provider of the industry’s most scalable and easiest to deploy and maintain Network Access Control (NAC) solutions, today announced that American University has selected Impulse Point’s Safe•Connect NAC to replace Cisco’s Clean Access NAC to expand and secure its network capabilities.

American University implemented Cisco Clean Access (CCA) in 2005 to combat the outbreak of viruses (such as Slammer and Blaster) dramatically impacting colleges and universities around the country. In 2009, the University began a network redesign and upgrade effort including a move to leverage CCA’s out-of-band feature to provide an enhanced network experience for its faculty, staff, and students.  At the completion of this work, along with a long history of ongoing troubleshooting and maintenance, it was determined that CCA would not meet the University’s future requirements for efficient daily administration of a NAC, pricing, expedient delivery of third party updates, and expanded features.

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