SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Eastwind Networks, provider of a hybrid network breach detection system designed specifically to meet the needs of government agencies and enterprise IT security teams, today announced general availability of its Eastwind for Education breach detection platform.
The platform is designed specifically for universities and colleges around the country. The system's ability to monitor high network traffic loads with minimal setup and easy administration provides a practical security solution for higher education IT departments.
Universities have traditionally been a conduit for attacks. As the value of personal data, grant-based R&D and other higher education assets have grown, colleges have increasingly become bigger targets. With users that interact with a wider swath of the internet than any other group, university networks are particularly vulnerable to all types of attacks, from trojan horse ploys to spear phishing to whatever exploits the black hats come up with next.
“As networks go, a university is as diverse and dynamic as they come. The number of users, most with multiple devices, presents a natural fit for active breach detection,” said Paul Kraus, president and CEO of Eastwind Networks. “In such a thriving digital ecosystem, threats don't come on a schedule so it’s essential to always be vigilant. We designed our system to do just that, to catch things in real time.”
Many of today's sophisticated attacks can only be detected by going through server logs, but no sysadmin can effectively monitor activity for the tens of thousands of daily users on a campus. Eastwind Networks catches activity that would otherwise slip through the cracks and sends real-time alerts so attacks can be stopped. More than a signature-based perimeter defense, Eastwind Networks utilizes advanced analytics and machine learning to compare traffic on your network to data from past breaches in order to detect anomalous activity that other products miss. So every new threat makes your defenses stronger.
"Businesses can set restrictive policies about BYOD that could impair functionality and user experience. A balance between security and functionality is crucial. The majority of our BYOD traffic comes from student laptops and mobile devices,” said Danny Yeo, IT systems administrator with BYU Life Sciences. “We want to offer the same openness and accessibility for online exploration as we do when people visit our campus in person. To facilitate that experience, we needed a security solution that goes beyond a simple firewall and end user virus protection, a solution that looks at everything.”
To learn more about how Eastwind Networks fits with academia, visit our website or call (385) 355-3455 for a private consultation.
About Eastwind Networks
Eastwind Networks is a cloud-based breach detection solution that aims to protect government agencies and enterprise organizations from cyber threats that bypass traditional security measures. Eastwind Breach Detection monitors the entire network, not just the sources, looking at the raw data and providing more context with which to make decisions and flag threats. Founded in 2014 and led by a team of Internet security veterans, Eastwind Breach Detection was recently named a Founders 50 member by Dell. For more information, please visit https://www.eastwindnetworks.com/.