HP Helps Academic Institutions Detect, Block Security Threats; Rob Greer Comments

CyberStockHewlett-Packard has provided a cybersecurity intelligence tool to several academic institutions for them to detect and prevent network security threats.

Loyola University Chicago, California’s Irvine unified school district and Illinois’ Collinsville community unit school district 10 have started to implement HP’s TippingPoint network security tool to thwart intrusions, block threats and control applications, HP said Monday.

“HP TippingPoint’s network security offerings, including next-generation firewall and intrusion prevention system, are enabling customers in the education field to immediately detect and block threats that would otherwise expose sensitive information or disrupt student and staff productivity,” said Rob Greer, vice president and general manager of HP’s TippingPoint enterprise security products.

“With academic institutions relying on both school-owned and student-supplied technology more than ever before, the burden falls on IT security professionals to manage the growing security risk and protect academic assets,” Greer added.

Loyola University Chicago’s ITS group implemented the HP TippingPoint’s intrusion prevention system to monitor the network and prevent malicious activities.

The Irvine school district deployed the TippingPoint 660N NGIPS to eliminate malware and fraudulent activities and the Collinsville school district uses the TippingPoint firewall to monitor network traffic.

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