University of Oxford Streamlines Endpoint Management

University boosts endpoint security with Symantec Management Suite

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Overview

Oxford University needed to find the right management solution to ensure its 3,000 endpoints were well protected and easily managed and that it could seamlessly migrate its Windows environment. It chose Symantec™ Client Management Suite and Symantec Server Management Suite, and increased performance 10 times in status reporting, acclerating software and patch deployments.

The Challenge

Streamline security for 3,000 endpoints

Oxford University needed to find the right management solution to ensure its 3,000 endpoints were well protected and easily managed and that it could seamlessly migrate its Windows environment. It chose Symantec™ Client Management Suite and Symantec Server Management Suite, and increased performance 10 times in status reporting, acclerating software and patch deployments.

The Solution

Symantec Client Management Suite and Symantec Server Management Suite

Symantec Client Management Suite and Symantec Server Management Suite provide capabilities and flexibility that exceeds those offered by competitors. With help from Incit Technology, a Symantec Silver Partner and long-standing endpoint management specialist, Oxford was able to migrate to the new Symantec platform quickly and confidently. Each client transferred across to the new system without any issues and end users weren’t even aware of the change.

Benefits

  • Estimated two outages prevented per year that would have been likely in previous environment, avoiding significant potential loss in user productivity
  • 10 times faster status reporting, accelerating software and patch deployments
  • GB£10,000 (US$16,400) in additional hardware costs avoided due to 50 percent reduction in server CPU usage

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