Customer Spotlight: Top UK Research University Gets Future-Proof Solution for Bandwidth and Security Needs

Rae Harrison

University of SouthamptonFounded in 1862, the University of Southampton in Southampton, England is a research-
intensive university with over 23,000 students, and is a founding member of the Russell Group of elite British universities. It is one of the leading entrepreneurial universities in the United Kingdom, and is regularly ranked among the top 100 universities in the world.

The University of Southampton wanted to gain visibility and control over content and users to heighten security, and increase throughput to improve network responsiveness and enable new services. To accomplish this, the institution selected Palo Alto Networks NextWave Channel Program Platinum ASC CPSP Partner Khipu Networks, working with European Electronique under the NEUPC procurement framework, to meet long-term strategic goals.

After deploying Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, the University of Southampton has solved issues related to network security, reliability, and latency, and can support new services and easily scale.

“Palo Alto Networks allows us to significantly increase bandwidth, deliver more services faster, and elevate security,” says Simon Lane, Senior Professional Specialist, Enterprise Systems Development, University of Southampton. “The visibility, scalability, and dynamic threat prevention of Palo Alto Networks makes us confident that we can fully protect and support our academic mission.”

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