British University in Dubai deploys ESET security solutions

Ease of integration and the solution's minimal impact on computing resources major selling points for the ESET solutions

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British University in Dubai deploys ESET security solutions The British University in Dubai Campus Building in Dubai Academic City
By  David Ndichu Published  March 16, 2015

British University in Dubai (BUiD) has moved to secure its infrastructure by deploying ESET solutions.  

The British University in Dubai (BUiD), the Middle East's first research based post-graduate university, has instituted a campus-wide deployment of ESET Endpoint Security.

"With over 100 staff and 600 students trusting our systems with their sensitive records and information, it is essential that we provide the highest degree of security. While our previous solution was fairly robust, it required a lot of manual intervention for management," said Joma Cabales, IT Officer at BUiD. "We needed to reduce the strain on our IT resources while increasing our level of protection. The requirement therefore was for a solution which would automate administration tasks, enforce customized security policies and deliver centralized management."

Cabales and his team first installed ESET Endpoint Security on a trial set of staff computers and on a virtual server. They were instantly impressed by the ease of integration and the solution's minimal impact on computing resources. This gave BUiD the confidence to roll out the solution across its IT environment, thus extending protection to all university owned endpoint devices. In addition to comprehensive endpoint protection and remote administration, ESET Endpoint Security delivers flexible and granular access control capabilities allowing BUiD to set policies which dictate and regulate what each user can do on their system.

Highlighting the two biggest benefits of ESET Endpoint Security, Mr. Cabales said, "It is very, very light on resources and enables highly simplified management through its intuitive centralised dashboard. It ensures that all systems are up-to-date with the latest software patches and automatically triggers alerts when perceived or known threats are detected." Perhaps the best testament to the solution's simplicity and effectiveness is that in the 6 months since its deployment, Mr. Cabales has not registered a single support call with ESET- something that was a fairly regular exercise with the institution's previous security solution.

BUiD is a 10-year-old higher education institution based in Dubai that specializes in post-graduate courses and was established as a not-for-profit organization. It receives backing from local and international organizations and all its Masters programmes are accredited by the UAE's 'Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research' (MOHESR).

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