"With vArmour's East-West visibility, we can do security monitoring where student PII exists, and help our customers understand their threats."

Michael McKerley

Chief Technology Officer at ENA

vArmour Protects Student Information at Education Networks of America

Education Networks of America (ENA) is a managed technology services firm and an infrastructure-as-a-service company serving K-12 schools, institutions of higher learning, and public libraries. ENA serves about 3.2 million public school students and another 3.2 million library patrons.

Student data is some of the most important data, and ENA’s communities hold it like it's their own kid's data. There are 47 different state laws regulating what schools should or should not be doing with student data. Additional federal laws, particularly the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), govern student Personably Identifiable Data (PII) in how schools protect student data across the United States.

"vArmour has identified a security risk that many people in the education community didn’t realize existed until vArmour brought it to our attention. With vArmour’s East-West visibility, we can do security monitoring where student PII exists, and help our customers understand their threats."

"We are looking to use vArmour as a way to provide the security needed to help justify the trust that our customers will have in us helping them maintain compliance. We know that vArmour believes in that mission as well."

Results

Security monitoring around student PII for FERPA compliance

East-West traffic visibility across public and private cloud

Segmented applications for fine-grained security controls