This procurement of the IT security is an upgrade from UniMAP’s initial instalment of the Barracuda Spam & Virus Firewall in 2008.
According to Nasrudin Abd Shukor, Director of UniMAP’s Information and Communication Technology Centre (ICT), the upgrade to Barracuda WAF was necessary to fortify the university’s protection for its information system.
|Nasrudin Abd Shukor, Director of UniMAP’s ICT|
In the past decade, UniMAP’s enrolment has increased by a massive 25 percent to the current 8000 students. The university required a solution that would be able to cater to its constantly growing faculty and student population across 30 different campuses.
Nasrudin Abd Shukor reported that the university was subjected to 5 to 5 SQL injection attacks averagely every single hour of the day.
Besides Barracuda WAF’s state-of-the-art security architecture provided the much needed blocks for continuous cyber-attacks, malware and virus attacks; the ‘No Per-User / Per-Server fees’ was a key value to UniMAP as this procurement model for the IT security solution ensures that the university’s growing population does not create an inhibiting cost in the future.
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