Learn how The University of Oklahoma leverages Big Monitoring Fabric Out- of-Band (OBB) to achieve unprecedented visibility and security as well as Big Mon Analytics Node and Recorder Node to address the following challenges: unauthorized application and device sprawl, capacity planning, and threat mitigation.

Nearly two years ago, they deployed Big Monitoring Fabric across multiple buildings on the OU campus replacing an incumbent legacy Network Packet Broker (NPB) NPB solution. They can now pull traffic from each Test Access Point (TAP), funneling it to a variety of tools, most of which are network security tools. The University deployed Big Mon to achieve deeper visibility of its Campus flows into its Data Center environment and to better understand the traffic patterns of its students and faculty.

Since deploying Big Mon, OU has achieved twice the visibility at nearly 50% CAPEX savings and has benefitted from improved management workflows, including:

  • Centralized configuration
  • Orchestration troubleshooting
  • Scale-out security and monitoring
The Big Questions
How Big Mon enables The University to react quickly to offending hosts and various types of security threats
How Big Mon’s analytics capabilities both complement and work in conjunction with other tools in The University’s environment
How Big Mon Recorder Node provides The University w/ an efficient, scale-out next-gen defense against Phishing attacks
Managing Director, Security Operations and ArchitectureUniversity of Oklahoma

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