Case Study: Mount Pleasant ISD

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Mount Pleasant Independent School District in Texas includes nine campuses and teaches over 5,000 students. With over 20,000 email messages being sent to the District each day, 35% of which are spam, reliable and cost-effective protection at the gateway is vital. The District selected the Sophos Email Security Appliance for its ease of use, simple deployment, and reliable protection from email-borne security threats. Download now

"I have not seen anything this simple in a long time. It took longer to get the appliance out of the box than to get it up and running."
Noe Arzate, Systems Administrator

Fact file

Sector: K-12 education
Location: US
Environment: More than 750 Windows computers at 9 campuses
Over 20,000 messages per day
Solution: Sophos Email Appliances, part of Email Security and Control
Sophos Endpoint Security

Business challenge

  • With limited time available to monitor email, and 750 Windows computers to protect, the District needed to integrate better protection into its existing multi-tier, multi-vendor security strategy.

Technology solution

  • With a few simple clicks, the ES4000 appliance enables the systems administrator to see exactly what is happening with the District's email.
  • The ES4000 also sends a "heartbeat" to Sophos every five minutes to report on protection status.
  • Sophos Endpoint Security provides simple, centralized management throughSophos Enterprise Console. It detects viruses and spyware as well as adware and other potentially unwanted applications and includes a client firewall to prevent intrusion and stop unauthorized application communication.

Business results

  • Management and administration of gateway security has been simplified, freeing the systems administrator for other tasks.
  • Sophos's integrated threat protection extends to desktops, stopping malware, hackers, and both unwanted and unauthorized applications, complementing the District's existing intrusion prevention system.

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