New Endpoint Management and Protection Tools Offer Added IT Value to Campus
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is currently deploying the new endpoint management and protection systems to enhance the security of devices on campus.
Endpoint Management and Protection Service provides network security to all endpoint devices issued by Georgia Tech including desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. Georgia Tech is currently rolling out a new Endpoint Management and Protection Service, which provides a standard set of tools to enable IT professionals to more effectively support faculty and staff with their endpoint devices. These tools add a layer of security to devices connecting to a network that otherwise would make them vulnerable to cyberattacks.
One of the early initiatives of the project included a comprehensive audit of all existing endpoint management and protection software used by various departments across the Institute. The team recognized the need to consolidate and standardize endpoint management and protection solutions to significantly reduce costs, as well as the burden on the broader IT community, to maintain endpoint management software. Since this new standard set of endpoint management tools operates in the background, campus faculty and staff should not notice a difference in their Institute-issued devices.
At Georgia Tech, the Endpoint Management and Protection Service effort is led by a steering committee of staff representing each the six colleges and campus units. After the endpoint management tools are deployed throughout campus, the steering committee will continue to advise on the long-term delivery of this service.
OIT is currently deploying the new endpoint management and protection systems and will be working with IT representatives within each college and unit to develop implementation plans and timelines.
OIT will be hosting an Endpoint Management and Protection Service town hall for those who are interested in hearing more about the project. Details of the town hall are listed below.
Date: May 30, 2018
Time: 11 a.m. – noon
Location: Student Center Theater
For a complete list of Endpoint Management and Protection Service tools, see the Endpoint project site at oit.gatech.edu/project-overview.