[unisog] Network Access Control

Eric Weakland eric at american.edu
Mon Oct 17 16:12:19 GMT 2005

I am interested in learning how many other schools are using Cisco Clean 
Access product to require a  minimum level of standards for virus 
protection, antispyware, OS and application patches/updates?  How many are 
using another product?

I am hoping to pull together some quick facts to inform one of our faculty 
governing bodies, who believes that other large universities are not 
requiring such security standards on their networks. 

At American University, we implemented CCA within our residence halls this 
Fall.  Already, we have seen dramatic results; virus and spyware 
infections have dropped by 40% campuswide.  We plan to roll out CCA to our 
faculty and staff within 2006, but are getting some resistance from 

Your information will help to educate them, that we are all facing similar 
challenges.  Thank you, and I am happy to share my results of this quick 

Eric Weakland, CISSP
Director, Network Security
Office of Information Technology (IT)
American University
eric at american.edu

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