CHICAGO AND MOUNT LEBANON, LEBANON (September 28, 2009) - Université Saint-Esprit of Kaslik (USEK), a leading university in information technology, recently selected Trustwave's Network Access Control solution to protect its network from worms and viruses, as well as, control access to network endpoints within its campus IT environment. Trustwave is the leading provider of on-demand data security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and organizations throughout the world.
Network Access Control (NAC) technology helps prevent unknown or unauthorized devices from entering a network, which is one of the leading causes of the introduction of viruses and other malware onto corporate networks. Trustwave's solution enables access control to a network through the use of pre-admission policies, as well as post-admission controls which govern the access that users and devices are permitted on a network once access is granted.
Trustwave NAC helps detect and isolate unauthorized devices and policy violations, including zero-day attacks, without disrupting other segments of the network. With Trustwave's NAC technology, USEK administrators have full visibility into every device connected to the wired and wireless networks. Deploying NAC to protect the school's network from worms, viruses and infections, USEK can execute the appropriate network use policies to deny access to endpoints that shouldn't be connecting to the school's private network.
"At USEK, we only look for world class research, innovation and learning initiatives," says Ziad Eid, IT Director at USEK. "Triple C, Trustwave's partner for the Middle East and a leading IT systems integrator in Lebanon, demonstrated that Trustwave NAC requires no agent software and runs independent from the network infrastructure, which was the main reason for choosing their solution."
"USEK clearly understands the inherent security issues with users connecting directly to the network," says Robert J. McCullen, chairman and CEO of Trustwave. "Our NAC solution will help ensure only those with appropriate privileges access the USEK network while detecting and isolating any rogue devices that try and circumvent network policies to obtain unauthorized access to critical data."About USEK
The University Saint-Esprit of Kaslik , established in 1961, is a higher education institution. USEK has created new vocational specializations, in order to diversify its training and meet the needs of the labour market. The University is concerned with the modernization of administrative procedures and academic systems, and also with providing continuous training. USEK welcomes more than 7,500 students across its ten faculties and four institutes which offer a broad array of high-level diversified education. USEK is well known by its flexibility; studies are based on the modular system of units which permits the compliance with the regulations stipulated by the Lebanese state and with the provisions that were recently adopted in European universities, while also remaining compatible with the system in force in US and Canadian universities.
Trustwave is a leading provider of on-demand and subscription-based information security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and government entities throughout the world. For organizations faced with today's challenging data security and compliance environment, Trustwave provides a unique approach with comprehensive solutions that include its flagship TrustKeeper® compliance management software and other proprietary security solutions including SIEM , WAF , EV SSL certificates and secure digital certificates . Trustwave has helped hundreds of thousands of organizations-ranging from Fortune 500 businesses and large financial institutions to small and medium-sized retailers-manage compliance and secure their network infrastructures, data communications and critical information assets. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. For more information, visit https://www.trustwave.com .