Because educational entities deal with both education records and sensitive financial data related to loans and tuition fees, a secure and reliable networking infrastructure is a must-have. However, shortage of IT personnel and limited IT budgets make it very difficult for educational entities to keep their IT infrastructures under control, operate efficiently, and properly evaluate and efficiently manage security risks. Plus, the educational sector is often less regulated than other industries (such as finance and banking), which may result in insufficient focus on security and compliance issues.

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