IU won a 2014 VMware Innovation Award for its efforts to thwart cybercriminals through better server management and security (touch for more >>)

VMware, a global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, announced on August 27 that IU received the VMware User Group (VMUG) Impact award for the IU Intelligent Infrastructure (IUII) program. IUII is a suite of services provided by the Enterprise Infrastructure division of University Information Technology Services (UITS). The program offers IU departments remote access to the same high-performance and high-availability hardware and security devices UITS uses to deliver mission-critical applications and services, such as student information and financial systems.

“Indiana University clearly recognizes the threat and understands that cybercriminals will target poorly managed systems as an entry point into the organization,” said Dennis Cromwell, IU associate vice president for enterprise infrastructure. “The independent nature of schools and faculty in higher education creates a large threat surface and makes higher education a ripe target. The IUII was the best approach to gather the plethora of servers into an environment that can be better managed and secured.”

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