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Education K–12 IT Solutions


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Affordable and easy ways to improve the learning environment and prepare your school for the IT needs of tomorrow.

Affordable and easy ways to improve the learning environment and prepare your school for the IT needs of tomorrow.

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  • 4. Case Study Industry: EducationLane County Head StartProject: Network access control;prevent unauthorized devices and completelyrestrict the networkMajor challenges: Large network with 19 subnets and renters;Linux and Windows Award-Winning SolutionsThe background Most important, it had to free his people from the endless The Head Start organization of Lane County, Oregon provides hours of tedious troubleshooting. They needed a solution thatcomprehensive developmental services to the county’s low-income would provide them with real-time actionable information andpreschool children, ages three to five, and social services for their instantly pinpoint anomalies, incursions, and unauthorized access.families. Stiner chose Veri-NAC™ network access control appliances from To provide its vital services to families all across the county, Lane Black Box, initially implementing one 5400 model and two 5250County Head Start maintains 19 separate facilities. The IT network models. The Veri-NAC appliances allow only authorized devicesconnecting all these sites is large and complex, with more than 250 to access the Lane County network. Veri-NAC validates that eachnodes, 19 firewalls, and numerous servers and routers, including some connected machine complies with requirements specified by Stiner’sthat belong to third-party Internet service providers (ISPs) like Comcast. team, including operating system and configuration. It also provides the IT team with much-needed real-time insight into everything thatA formidable challenge is happening on the Veri-NAC monitored network. Mel Stiner, the information services manager for Lane County According to Stiner, the installation was simple, straightforward,Head Start, is responsible for managing this complicated network and fast, with no disruption of network operations. The Black Boxand ensuring that it’s always up and running smoothly. He’s also support group walked Lane County’s IT team through theresponsible for network security at all 19 sites, which presents a configuration and system menus over the phone, and the teamformidable challenge. was good to go. “The staff at all of our facilities relies on our network and theapplications that run on it to do their jobs, so keeping the network Delivering tangible benefits every day “Veri-NAC is easy and intuitive to use, and it gives us everythingsecure is critical,” explained Stiner. “An unauthorized device plugging we need in a single product. It tells us when a node is plugged intointo the network can wreak havoc. For example, someone plugged the net, it alerts us to vulnerabilities so we can solve the problemin an unauthorized router that issued its own IP addresses to different proactively, and—one of the biggest time savers — it weeds out falsenodes, which brought down all of the printers on the network.” positives, so we can concentrate on addressing the real issues that According to Stiner, it usually took hours of searching to find the arise,” commented Stiner.source of a problem like this and fix it. “We could see on the firewall Each Lane County site on the network has its own sub-net with itsthat something unauthorized was there, but we had no insight into own IP address schema. Now, if an untrusted device tries to plug intothe nature of the security problem or where it was occurring. It could the network, Veri-NAC automatically locks it out, whether it’s a server,be a simple device issue, a rogue desktop or router plugging in, or router, desktop, laptop, or wireless device. Veri-NAC also identifies thesomeone infiltrating the network. We literally had to search through exact IP address and location of the access attempt, so the IT teamthe entire network for the physical item causing the security breach.” can tell at a glance that there’s a problem, know precisely where it’s Over time, the problems were becoming more frequent and harder occurring, and instantly zero in on the trace. All of Lane County Head Start’s 19 sites are networked One of the first things Stiner did with Veri-NAC was run an audittogether to a main switch. Some of its facilities rent out unused office of Head Start’s critical servers. He was stunned when Veri-NACspace to other groups, which opens new security risks. People were just discovered that anyone could log into any server with a null login,plugging their own laptops into any open port and going on-line. This giving them free reign to access the network resources and even stealgave them open access and the freedom to probe within the network. data — a critical hole in security that had to be plugged immediately.Reducing vulnerability and controlling network access Locking out unauthorized devices that can jeopardize networkwith Veri-NAC. operations is vitally important, but there’s more to network security for Increasingly concerned about network vulnerability, Stiner decided Lane County Head Start. It deals with families and young children, andto look for a solution to help his IT team manage network access control as a result, it has a lot of sensitive personal data in its systems that mustand minimize security risks. Going into the evaluation process, he be protected.identified several key selection criteria. “I can’t say enough good things about Veri-NAC. We haven’t First, he needed a solution that could handle a mix of Linux® found anything yet that Veri-NAC can’t do when it comes to ensuringand Windows® boxes equally well. It had to be easy for his team network security. It’s a fantastic product,” concluded learn and use. 724-746-5500 |