"Without Safe NAC, we probably wouldn’t have been able to allow students to bring the devices of their choice onto the school’s network. Fortunately, thanks to Safe NAC, that’s not a situation we have to face."
Walter Morales, Chief Technology Officer at Hamilton Southeastern School District
The Chief Technology Office at Hamilton Southeastern School District looked to BYOD (bring your own device) as a way of making students and staff happy and hopefully productive while helping to preserve IT budgets. At the same time they needed to insure that users were not introducing malware from their personal devices onto their network. Safe NAC, a joint Alcatel-Lucent/InfoExpress network access control solution, was selected to protect the public school district’s distributed network and help its more than 20 schools offer staff and students secure access to the tools and resources they need. In addition, Safe NAC’s unique visibility features gives the team a complete picture of who and what is connecting to the network.
> Enable students and staff to bring their own devices (BYOD) while also maintaining a high level of security and integrity to its network
> Safe NAC enables organizations to vet the security posture of devices before they can connect to the network and control access to network resources;
Proactive monitoring of network health and automated operational processes reduce costs by minimizing the need for IT operator and helpdesk facilities
> Safe NAC a joint solution by Alcatel-Lucent and InfoExpress
> SafeNAC is composed of InfoExpress’ CyberGatekeeper Policy Server - CyberGatekeeper Policy Management and Reporting Server and CyberGatekeeper agents
Alcatel-Lucent Products Deployed
> OmniVista 2500 NMS
> VitalQIP App Manager
> WLAN - Switch
> Safe NAC