If there’s any network that’s susceptible to malware, it’s one that’s open to young and curious children who may not yet understand why attacking networks is a bad thing. That’s one reason why the Council Rock School District in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — the twelfth-largest district in the state, with more than 11,200 students — is committed to Infoblox.
Check out the full story here, but here are the highlights. Director of IT Matthew Frederickson replaced a hard-to manage distributed Microsoft DHCP system with centralized, integrated core network services. Using Infoblox’s DDI, DNS Firewall, NetMRI software, and two 1410 Infoblox appliances, he now manages 257 switches with minimal effort, and protects the network from any accidentally – or intentionally – introduced malware.
Frederickson – whose staff of ten supports more than 5,000 computers, 100 servers, 300 access points, and 200 printers and copiers, along with those 257 switches — has been able to reduce the number of issues caused by unauthorized changes; save time through automation of management issues; and can now rapidly identify and remediate machines infected with malware.
“It was a major change for my staff,” Frederickson says, “[but] they love it. You go one place to find information, one place to get what you want. There’s just so much intuitive stuff built into the product that I wouldn’t even have thought of, but now I’ve come to rely on.”