Historic university takes proactive approach to cybersecurity

How does a historic university with more than 16,000 students and scholars, more than 4,000 faculty members, and a wide array of programs, departments, and affiliated organizations protect its mission? By taking a proactive approach to cybersecurity and the threats that come against it.

Challenge

  • Stop ransomware, spam, and phishing attacks from entering users’ mailboxes
  • Improve the university’s email reputation score
  • Increase situational awareness
  • Reclaim time spent remediating the impact of cyber threats for more proactive projects

Solution

  • Proofpoint Email Protection
  • Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection and integration with Palo Alto Networks Wildfire

Results

  • Stops 300,000 to 500,000 pieces of ransomware per week
  • Significantly reduced phishing emails and clicks
  • Reduced compromised accounts from 200 per month to fewer than 12
  • Gained detailed visibility into threats, impact, and trends

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