“Unitek has seven campuses and we are rapidly expanding. We needed a strong professional managed services firm to take care of our entire campus-wide network infrastructure and also provide us with a security solution that would protect against perimeter threats and malware attacks that get into our network through portable devices and smartphones. We also needed 24×7 monitoring and a full remediation team in the event we get hacked.
The Netswitch Managed Services solution is really solid and their Securli® integrated security platform provides complete protection at an affordable price. We are very happy.”
About Unitek College
Unitek College offers programs in Medical Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Vocational Nursing, Registered Nurse Bridge – LVN to RN, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing – RN to BSN program.
The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing program at Unitek College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Unitek College is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and is approved by the Bureau for Private Post-secondary Education (BPPE).
Unitek College serves its local Northern California communities with a Main Campus in Fremont, a Branch Campus in Sacramento and a Branch Campus in San Jose.
Unitek has multiple networks serving several campuses across California which deliver administrative data, course material, and student and faculty content. This data contains sensitive and private information about students as well as Unitek proprietary course-related information, all of which must be guarded against threat and compromise from internal as well as external sources.
Unitek selected Netswitch’s Securli® Advanced Threat Defense platform as the security backbone to their entire network infrastructure. Their choice was based on Securli®’s integrated best of breed technology stack for intrusion detection and prevention, and post-infection detection supplemented by forensic and remediation services. In particular, Unitek wanted to make sure that they weren’t subjected to brute force attacks from intruders whose objective was to shut down their campuses. This had happened on multiple occasions in the past.
They also wanted to make sure that any malicious code that gets through their perimeter defenses would be immediately identified before it was able to infiltrate and set up exfiltration processes on their network. We installed Securli®’s perimeter defense firewalls on all of their campus m=networks to identify and capture attack attempts at the source. In addition, our post-infection, predetection breach solution identifies and contains malware before it has a chance to explore vulnerabilities and establish a two way communication with a command and control center.
Securli® also addresses the bulk of network infections that occur as the result of inadvertent downloads or entry from other benign access points like USB ports on portable devices to which Unitek is vulnerable.
After the implementation of Securli®, Unitek enjoys complete protection from network attacks both at the perimeter of their complex network as well as the ability to detect and contain malware once it infests their network. Now Unitek can concentrate on education instead of infrastructure and recovery.