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Historic English school adopts CounterACT network access control

ForeScout Technologies : 25 November, 2008  (Application Story)
Sutton Valence School in Kent has installed CounterACT from ForeScout Technologies for network protection across the school campus
ForeScout Technologies has announced that Sutton Valence School (SVS), a co-educational independent day and boarding school for ages 3 to 18, has deployed a CounterACT NAC appliance across its campus network to ensure compliance and protect against self-propagating threats.

Established in 1576 and set in the beautiful surroundings of the Kent countryside, SVS is one of the oldest public schools in the UK. Incorporating a senior and a preparatory school, the SVS network connects staff, pupils and guests within 15 buildings and one branch location. SVS is now using the ForeScout CT-1000 appliance to protect 1,000 on-campus devices.

Mark Gosden, Network Manager at Sutton Valence School, said: "We chose CounterACT because it enables us to protect our network from potentially damaging, unknown machines brought onsite by boarding school students and then connected to our network. The main benefit since its deployment is that we no longer run the risk of our students flooding the network with viruses and other internet-based threats, as CounterACT continuously scans each laptop for malware and alerts students, when necessary, to update their anti-virus solutions. With such a high number of new boarding students joining us each term from countries around the world, the type and scale of threats brought onto the network can be vast."

He continued: "In essence, we made our decision to buy ForeScout's CounterACT as it performed exactly as we wanted, at a lower cost compared to the competition."

Sutton Valence has recently opened a new presentation theatre on campus. Though the theatre is a wonderful asset for the school, it brings additional security risks when guest speakers plug-in their laptops and require network access. ForeScout's CT-1000 protects against these types of threats, helping to optimise uptime and availability of the school's network.

John Hagerty, EMEA Sales Director for ForeScout commented: "With CounterACT, educational establishments such as Sutton Valence School have the centralised network access control and policy management tools needed to protect the network and to speed general security policy compliance. Using our product, IT personnel can build policies to ensure all connecting devices meet the security requirements of the organisation, which includes real-time identification and mitigation of self-propagating threats. SVS is a great example of an organisation that takes security seriously and is proactive about stopping viruses and increasingly targeted threats."
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