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DeVry University


DeVry secures 50+* campus locations with firewall product support and intrusion monitoring from Fujitsu

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"We went with Fujitsu for several reasons. The technology was complex, so we needed their expertise. And we didn't want to be burdened with large, upfront costs, so Fujitsu brought in a leasing partner that arranged a monthly lease for the equipment."
-- Rich Lermer Director of Information Technology DeVry University

Summary
DeVry, Inc. , based in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, is one of the largest publicly held, international, higher education companies in North America. It is the holding company for DeVry University and Becker Conviser Professional Review . DeVry University offers bachelor and master's degree programs in business, technology and management. More than 56,000 students in 18 states and two Canadian provinces are enrolled at its 25 undergraduate campuses and 35 adult learning centers as well as online. Becker Conviser Professional Review is a leading provider of preparatory coursework for professional certification exams.

All of the DeVry operations provide rigorous academic preparation for career in technology, business, and management and deliver undergraduate, graduate, and lifelong learning programs that combine proven educational technologies with employer input and work place applications.

Challenge
Seeking to protect data resources over its network during a period of rapid expansion, DeVry created a taskforce to study firewall solutions. Aside from a hardware platform and security software, DeVry needed a vendor to install, upgrade and maintain the firewalls in locations throughout the U.S. and in three cities in Canada.

Solution
DeVry chose the FireWall-1® solution from Check Point Software on a Nokia IP Security Solutions platform. Check Point Software referred DeVry to Fujitsu's advanced networking solutions group, which specializes in firewall installation and support. The relationship began in 1998 and by early 2001 had evolved to include the installation of firewalls at more than 50 locations, a full-time Fujitsu engineer at the corporate data center, and an ongoing contract for firewall upgrades, support, and network health monitoring from the Fujitsu network operations center.

*As of 2004, Fujitsu's support has grown to cover almost 80 campus locations.

Industries:

  • Education

Offering Groups:

  • Solutions
  • IT Infrastructure

Solution Areas:

  • Security Solutions

Regions:

  • United States
  • Canada

Challenges:

  • Protect data resources over its network during a period of rapid expansion
  • Install, upgrade and maintain the firewalls in locations throughout the U.S. and in three cities in Canada

Benefits:

  • Reduced upfront costs
  • Reliable and quality IT products and expertise services