Case study: Policy-based security and access control
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Anthony Pell   
Host Security In a university environment, there is no time for the network to go down. The students and faculty at SUNY Old Westbury, a university located on Long Island, New York, demand 24-7 access to the internet, both on and off campus. And, of course, it isn't enough to simply keep things running, they need to be protected, too. For SUNY Old Westbury CIO Marc Seybold, that is a tall order. He is dealing with many different devices, with many different types of users. He also strives to allow students to have almost-constant use of bandwidth, both for study and after-hours recreation, while still ensuring faculty have the bandwidth they need during class time.

These goals recently prompted Seybold to change to a different model to protect students, faculty, and the network itself. Seybold explained to CSO why he decided to switch from an agent-based control system to a policy-based approach for security and bandwidth control at the school.

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