StillSecure Enables RIT to Train Tomorrow's Information Security Professionals
Jan. 10, 2005
by Kelly Downs
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StillSecure, a leading network security software provider to enterprises, today launched its Educational Donation Program. As part of the program, StillSecure will donate its state-of-the-art software to educational institutions across the country. StillSecure's donation helps colleges and universities provide training in the latest network security technologies.
Rochester Institute of Technology, one of the largest and most prestigious technical educational institutions in the U.S., is among the first wave of schools to participate in the program. Utilizing the donated software, RIT's B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is integrating two StillSecure products into its curricula—StillSecure Border Guard, an intrusion detection/prevention solution, and StillSecure VAM, a vulnerability management platform. A number of classes including Network Security and Forensics, Systems Security, and Wireless Security will use Border Guard and VAM to simulate an “attack and defense” scenario in the lab where students learn to defend network systems in real-time.“There are many clear benefits of our Educational Donation Program. Technical institutions in a tight economic climate obtain the state-of-the-art tools they need to provide quality training and education to their students. Students are better prepared to protect their future employers' networks from attack, and StillSecure fulfills two key missions - raising the visibility of a layered approach to network security and giving back to the community,” said Alan Shimel, vice president of business development at StillSecure. “We're proud to play a role in creating the technology leaders of the future.”
“Companies like StillSecure help us stay on top of the fast-paced network security environment by providing us with cutting-edge technology that can be used in a hands-on lab environment,” said Bruce Hartpence, MSIT, Rochester Institute of Technology. “StillSecure has some of the best network security software we've seen. Their solutions are a perfect fit for our curricula because they're easy to implement and they're infrastructure-independent, so they perform in any network environment.”
StillSecure's product suite provides the foundation for an effective layered security solution. In addition to Border Guard and VAM, the product line also includes StillSecure Safe Access, an endpoint security compliance solution. Educational institutions that offer information security courses can apply to and learn more about the StillSecure Educational Donation Program at http://www.stillsecure.com/donationprogram or by calling (303) 381-3843.
StillSecure provides cost-effective, easy-to-use network security software products for IT and security professionals at security-conscious enterprises. The StillSecure suite reduces the risk and liability of damages from network attacks and tangibly increases the productivity and effectiveness of your resources. The StillSecure suite is available through StillSecure's direct sales force and channel partners. StillSecure is financed by Mobius Venture Capital, 3i, and Meritage Private Equity Funds. For more information please call (303) 381-3830, or visit http://www.stillsecure.com.
Rochester Institute of Technology is internationally recognized as a leader in computing, engineering, imaging technology, fine and applied arts, and education of the deaf. More than 15,300 full- and part-time students are enrolled in RIT's 340 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation.
For well over a decade, U.S. News and World Report has ranked RIT among the nation's leading comprehensive universities. The Princeton Review recognizes RIT as one of America's “Most Wired Campuses,” and the university is also featured in The Fiske Guide to Colleges and Barron's Best Buys in Education.