Making the Digital World Safer for Children

ACSI is proud to be sponsoring the 2018 ATLE Professional Development Day for Alberta School Zones 2 & 3 on May 18th in Edmonton. As it is coming up, it is prudent to explore what IT administrators, educators, and parents can do to make the digital world safer for children.

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Aruba Cyber Security Solutions Give Libraries Protection

Libraries should have an online protection plan to safeguard themselves from the threats lurking in the corners of the internet. An online protection plan will help keep your library devices functional and safe, and your patrons' data secure. Libraries that don't have such a plan need to get one.

When online threats were still minimal in occurrence, security teams could easily identify the perimeter in which they were there to protect. Having full control of an organization's resources (networks, data, applications, etc.) was possible. Technology disruptions have changed that; a perimeter-based security approach is no longer effective. Ensuring the security of your library is not only critical but has now become ten times more difficult due to the fast-changing threat landscape.

How to Protect Your Library from Online Security Threats   

Many IT security solutions haven't evolved from the perimeter-based approach of a static IT environment. Therefore, they can only protect against a few of today's advanced threats and vulnerabilities; that isn't enough to guard your library. You need a solution that has a patchwork effect of stitching together access control to firewalls to analytics to anti-malware. You need the Aruba 360 Secure Fabric to keep your library devices safe.

This Aruba solution was designed with a unique approach to securing and connecting networks. It will allow your IT guru to get back the control and visibility they once had and enjoyed. With the Aruba 360 Secure Fabric, you can detect attacks with machine-learned intelligence, and respond to advanced cyberattacks across any infrastructure. This solution can effectively protect millions of patrons and devices and secure their personal data.

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About the Aruba 360 Secure Fabric

There are three elements in this fabric that make it beneficial for libraries. It combines Aruba security software to provide network access control and policy management with the Aruba Secure Core, an analytics-ready network infrastructure with embedded security. Together, it creates a best-in-class security ecosystem for your library to thrive in.

Starting with core security capabilities, Aruba integrates machine learning-based attack detection with access control systems in an open, multi-vendor platform. With the Aruba 360 Secure Fabric, your IT team can now develop a seamless path starting from patron and device discovery and access and extending to analytics-driven attack detection and response. It can do all that based on the policies you set as a library.

A huge advantage of employing the Aruba 360 Secure Fabric is an open, multi-vendor integration of the Aruba security solution with over 100 partners in the 360 Security Exchange Program. If you've already invested in an IT security solution, you can leverage this existing investment by seamlessly integrating Exchange sourced products with Aruba solutions. Other infrastructure providers may lock you into costly upgrades and a single source of products, but not the Aruba 360 Secure Fabric. It provides the best elements of a unified solution with the flexibility of an open architecture.

Libraries need IT protection; there's no doubt about that. The best protection you can get is the Aruba 360 Secure Fabric. ACSI is an Aruba partner with experience integrating this solution into libraries and enterprises. Contact us to learn more about how we can help solve your IT security challenges.

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