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Paris, September 9, 2008 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext: Paris and NYSE: ALU) and InfoExpress announced today that Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, has selected InfoExpress CyberGatekeeper to protect the college wireless network, provided by Alcatel-Lucent, from the risks associated with rogues or badly configured computers. With the InfoExpress appliance-based host integrity solution, Iona College can manage network access and define remediation actions for an unlimited range of requirements for PCs and laptops owned by the more than 1,000 students accessing the college’s wireless network.
“The CyberGatekeeper made the first day of school a pleasure. We cut nearly four hours out of our typical first day as the CyberGatekeeper simplified access and allowed the students to do the majority of the install and registration for network access themselves, while we provided support staff,” said Joanne Steele, vice provost Info Technology/CIO at Iona College. “In the past we’ve needed to provide more technical support and oversee each install which lead to long days.”
InfoExpress partner Alcatel-Lucent sold the CyberGatekeeper solution to Iona College and is providing support. “InfoExpress CyberGatekeeper can be deployed very quickly with no significant downtime or end-user disruption,” said Mike Schroeder, vice president sales for Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in North America. “Iona College will benefit from CyberGatekeeper’s patch-level verification, custom file verification for shared drive access, and LAN enforcement expansion.”
“We always had a policy in place for students install our updates for secure access to our network, but we didn’t have a technical catch all that could make sure that policy is enforced,” said Dimitris Halaris, associate vice provost of information technology at Iona College. “More than that, CyberGatekeeper provides a one-stop host integrity check that will allow access to the college wireless network only when the student’s computer meets a set of security policies that we establish and manage centrally and upload to the CyberGatekeeper appliance.”
The InfoExpress CyberGatekeeper family of products control access to the network by auditing all devices before granting access to the network. The solution is fully scalable and interoperates smoothly with a wide range of other products. The CyberGatekeeper appliance can easily be deployed in monitor mode giving organizations the option to remediate endpoints “on the fly” without having to restrict access to users. The option is particularly important for organizations like colleges who on the first day of school deal with a lot of endpoints hitting the network for the first time.
CyberGatekeeper will provide Iona College with a deep level of inspection from an enterprise-class host integrity solution that is easy to use and manage. In addition to the benefits to Iona College and its IT team, the solution will help promote a positive user experience, according to Halaris. If virus patterns or software is out of date, built-in remediation features in CyberGatekeeper can automatically restore the computer to a compliant state, enabling the student to access the wireless network.
“The InfoExpress CyberGatekeeper solution offers deep inspection while supporting a mixture of students and employees, an ideal combination for organizations like Iona,” said Stacey Lum, CEO of InfoExpress.
About Iona College
Founded in 1940, Iona College is a private, coeducational institution in the American Catholic tradition of higher education. Listed in the U.S. News and World Report’s annual “America's Best Colleges 2008” and The Princeton Review’s Best Northeastern Colleges 2009 edition, Iona College offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration. Iona also offers master of arts, master of science, and master of business administration degrees and numerous post-graduate certificate programs.
InfoExpress network security solutions protect enterprise networks and the endpoints connecting to them. The company has provided network access control solutions since 2000. At the core of InfoExpress solution is the award winning Dynamic NAC Software Suite, which ensures endpoints are safe and compliant with security policies by performing real-time audits and quarantining of all network-attached endpoints. InfoExpress products have received numerous awards for innovation. The privately held company is headquartered in Mountain View, California. http://www.infoexpress.com/
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