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Advantages that GajShield Unified Performance & Threat Management Appliances gives to Educational Institutes

Security needs of Educational institutes are as follows :
  • Students should blocked from accessing objectionable web-sites.
  • Stop the spread of viruses, malware, spyware & adware
  • Know how much bandwidth is being used by which user
  • Stop the mis-utilisation of bandwidth for non-academic activities
  • Stop the propagations of P2P traffic and regulate Instant Messaging traffic
  • The solution should be cost-effective, easy to manage and should be affordable
  • Provide integrated security through Firewall, URL Filtering, IPS, Gateway Anti-Virus, VPN, Bandwidth Management, ISP failover and load balancing etc in a single appliance.
What value proposition can we offer to them
  • Integrated security stopping viruses, spyware, adware, intrusions coming into their network
  • Students should blocked from accessing objectionable web-sites.
  • Stop the mis-utilisation of bandwidth for non-academic activities
  • Stop the propagations of P2P traffic and regulate Instant Messaging traffic
  • Know how much bandwidth is being used, which user is using it and is it for academic purpose.
  • Lower TCO
Competition products : Cyberoam, Sonicwall, Fortigate, Watchguard. Find the comparison below
Comparison Table
GajShield
 
Sonicwall
 
Fortigate
Watchguard
Cyberoam
Ethernet Interfaces
4/12
6
8
6
4/8
Policy based ISP Failover
Yes
No
No
No
No
Policy based Load Balancing
Yes
No
No
No
No
Network Behavior Analysis
Yes
No
No
No
No
Performance Management
Yes
No
No
No
Yes partial
Correlated Analysis
Yes
No
No
No
No
Complete Virus scanning
Yes
Wild List only
Wild List only
Yes
Yes
URL Filtering
Yes
$$
$$
$$
$$
Management Software
Inclusive
$$
$$
Inclusive
Inclusive
WAN interfaces
Unlimited
2
2
4
2
DMZ
Custom configuration
Custom configuration with enhanced OS
Custom configuration
Custom configuration with enhanced OS
Custom configuration
Total Interfaces
4
7
7
 
2
Antispam
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Business Benefits to Educational Institutes by choosing GajShield UPTM
 
1)       Proactive Security
Security problems become known when they start impacting the network and performance. Most of the time educational institutes do not find out security issues till they start impacting performance on the network and internet. Spyware is the best example of this. GajShield provides pro-active security by classifying what services are being used, how much bandwidth is being used, which threats are creating problem in the Educational institutes network.
 
2)       Controlling Inappropriate websites
Educational institutions face a challenge in controlling internet usage. Peer-to-peer file sharing, instant messaging, file transfers and online gaming technologies continue to become more elusive and complex. Students end up seeing inappropriate non-educational content visiting pornography, social networking sites ending up wasting time.
 
3)       Secure the students
Staff or Teachers can ensure that their students remain safe from the perils of the Internet, customise system behaviour to suit local circumstances and provide management information to Principal or Trustees.
 
4)       Gain Complete control over Internet
Educational Institutes will be able to gain complete control over how the Internet is used. They can limit or eliminate detrimental applications while prioritizing access to the educational related content and websites.
 
5)       Corelation of isolated Internet and Network events
Students, applications and threats all are fighting for the same network resources in an Educational institute. GajShield will give a complete visibility of the network usage allowing you take proactive security and performance measures. This is very important as the following three major sources will always demand more bandwidth.
 
a)       Students will always want to download or upload larger and larger files
b)       Applications whether business-critical or non-business-critical applications will fight for the
bandwidth as it is served on a first-in-first-out basis.
c)       Threat from newer breed of threats like spyware/adware/malware/viruses/P2P will demand and consume more and more of bandwidth which should have been available for business-critical applications.
 
6)       Gateway Antivirus Scanning :
GajShield UPTM provides inline and Real-timeGateway Virus scanningstopping the viruses at the network perimeter. The virus signature updates are continually made available on the GajShield UPTM appliance ensuring round the clock security from viruses.
 
7)       Spyware/Adware/ and URL blocking
Spyware, Adware increases the bandwidth cost as well as making systems and applications slow . GajShield Spyware scanning provides a provides a powerful antis-spyware protection to Educational Institutions. 
 
8)       Secure from P2P traffic
Peer to Peer (P2P) networks pose multiple threats to Educational networks. Apart from the obvious likelihood of copyright violation from the illegal download of music and video, most P2P networks are are notoriously riddled with viruses, Trojans, , spyware and other malicious code. This increases the legal liabilities on the Educational institutions.
 
9)       Save money through better capacity planning
Most of the time Educational institution upgrade the bandwidth as soon as users start complaining about the slowness of the internet. With GajShield you can do a trend analysis of users and applications to find out how much bandwidth is being used. If they find there is an abuse of bandwidth then they can optimize or regulate the bandwidth. It’s not rocket science that by blocking bandwidth hogging activities by your students you get more bandwidth. In some cases a lot more bandwidth, without having to buy more!