Networks are playing increasingly crucial roles in the internal and external communications of academic institutions, especially in the higher education of colleges and universities. However, there are potential risks associated with the development of this important infrastructure; risks that are the concern of IT managers across academia.
Today’s educators and students often have access to comprehensive network resources. Yet the network can also be a source of malware and disruptive content. Open discussion groups and unmonitored postings can create legal or religious problems for colleges and universities. How can a healthy campus network be built? There are enormous numbers of educators and students on campus, and most institutions have multiple external Internet connections. Bandwidth can exceed hundreds of megabits (or even gigabits) per second to meet user demand. Meanwhile, peer-to-peer (P2P) applications can significantly consume and degrade this bandwidth. How can an efficient campus network be built? Complex network applications and a large intranet user base can also become points of vulnerability. How can a secure campus network be built?
Guarantees network integrity: SANGFOR IAM can conduct full audits on Web pages, email and Instant Messaging to thwart the dissemination of disruptive information;
Guarantees network efficiency: By virtue of intelligent P2P recognition technology, SANGFOR IAM can precisely recognize and control P2P-type applications that consume inordinate levels of bandwidth;
Guarantees network security: To secure the intranet, SANGFOR IAM has a built-in firewall and can integrate with gateway antivirus;
Control of applications and users access will be deployed to minimize risks through Internet correspondingly.
Optimization allows organization to manage and optimize Internet access speed for applications.
SANGFOR IAM identifies, categorizes and logs the internal users' access activities, bandwidth consumption and related content also to enable full traffic visibility. With its unparalleled reporting capabilities, the IAM manages to show an accurate map of network traffic, assist organizations to analyze Internet access risks.
The IAM provides comprehensive controls over applications such as social website, forums, IM, Email, online video, P2P, file transferring, etc. The flexible controls allow you to manage the Internet access the way you want, thus, free you from the challenges of low work efficiency, data loss, copy right, and other risks that caused by improper Internet access.
IAM’s well-reputed bandwidth management solution is designed to assist organizations to maximize the bandwidth usage, the result of which is more bandwidth for critical business applications/users/user groups while less bandwidth for inappropriate activities. Furthermore, IAM combines its caching feature to reduce up to 30%-50% of the Internet traffic, significantly enhancing the access speed while reducing the bandwidth cost.