TAMPA, FL, October 23, 2015 – Impulse, the leading provider of Contextual Intelligence™ and access control solutions in support of BYOD-friendly enterprises, congratulates the Top 10 schools included in SecurityScorecard’s 2015 Higher Education Security Report. SafeConnect supports two of the Top 10 schools: #3-ranked Adams State University and #6-ranked University of North Alabama. Both schools received ‘A’s in the categories of network and endpoint security.
In a study released by SecurityScorecard™, 485 colleges and universities were graded across seven major security categories including endpoint security and network security. The colleges and universities included in the study were selected based on the digital footprint of each university, having at least 1,000 or more public-facing IP addresses.
A key finding showed that the average time to patch vulnerable software and applications in the Education vertical is 28 days. Impulse is committed to delivering supported updates of new endpoint operating systems and security software anti-virus applications within 24 to 48 hours of their official release date, as compared to other NAC providers who often struggle with maintaining 24‐48+ “day” update cycles.
“SafeConnect addresses virus and malware outbreaks and network security concerns by being an enforcement mechanism and ensuring patching cadence for end points,” says Kirk Anderson, Customer Support Manager at Impulse. “We’re continually pushing updated OS fingerprints to our customers so that their systems recognize devices as soon as possible. Devices with outdated operating systems are especially vulnerable to malware, and present a very significant risk to the network”.