September 2008 Security Product Solutions

Sept. 1, 2008
New products/Case studies

Web-based Access Control

Brivo. Brivo's Web-based access-control systems require only Internet access and a Web browser — any Web browser — regardless of operating system, to manage your entire account. It offers all of the standard access-control features you should expect, with an intuitive interface so you can get the most out of your access-control system. Visit the website at for more information on how Brivo serves education institutions.

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Metal Detectors Provide High Degree of Security and Increased Flow Rate for University Events

CEIA USA. CEIA USA Metal Detectors meet the security and ease-of-operation needs of universities that run many events in multiple facilities. They have proven to be the most effective tools in protecting strategic buildings and large gatherings indoors or outdoors, such as in stadiums and arenas. These metal detectors offer a 100 percent detection rate and exceptional reliability. They also have the highest level of throughput available — even in high-security settings. Visit for more information.

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SecureBolt — None Stronger

Corbin Russwin. No exit device is stronger than the Corbin Russwin ED5200S Series with SecureBolt. With a static load force resistance of more than 3,700 pounds and 7.7 million cycles, SecureBolt is proven to be unequaled in strength and durability. To learn more about SecureBolt, visit the website at

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Layered security

Community college employs multiple IT strategies to secure student data

Software Security Solutions. Colby Community College (CCC), Colby, Kan., has been slow in incorporating technology on campus, but it now has reached a point where students expect it, says Debbie Schwanke, public information officer.

More technology on campus means a greater concern over protecting electronic data — both on disk and when it is being transferred via e-mail. CCC's previous anti-virus package wasn't doing its job, and the college experienced a virus that took down its 400-machine network for more than a week.

The college began looking for a better solution and found Software Security Solutions (SSS), which includes ESET's NOD32 anti-virus program and Webroot's Spy Sweeper. NOD32 uses a technology that proactively protects against new and unknown viruses, as well as those already in circulation. Spy Sweeper's technologies fight against existing spyware and adware, as well as unidentified emerging threats.

SSS is a strong advocate of layered security and focuses on helping clients choose the best mix of solutions for their situations. The college chose a layered security approach as well.

CCC installed a Juniper Networks firewall, which inspects individual “packets” of data for potential problems as they enter the network from the Internet.

“Everything is scanned when it comes through the firewall, then by the anti-virus and anti-spyware programs,” says Jess Randel, director of information technology. “That way we're not relying on just one thing.”

The college added another layer of security by dividing the network into different virtual local-area networks (VLANs) to prevent problems in one segment from spreading to the entire campus.

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