Endpoint management and protection provides network security to all devices used at Georgia Tech. Georgia Tech is rolling out a new Endpoint Management and Protection service which provides a standard set of tools to IT support professionals to enable them to more effectively support faculty and staff with their endpoint devices which include desktops, laptops, tablets and cell phones. These tools also add a layer of security to devices connecting to a network that otherwise would make them vulnerable to cyber-attacks.
One of the early initiatives of the project included a lengthy audit of all existing endpoint management and protection software used by various departments across the Institute. The team recognized the need to consolidate and standardize endpoint management and protection solutions to significantly reduce costs and the burden on the broader IT community to maintain endpoint management software. With the new standard set of endpoint management tools, campus faculty and staff should not notice a difference in their Institute-owned devices since all of these products run behind the scenes.
The endpoint management and protection service is led by a steering committee of staff representing each college and major business unit. This steering committee is intended to survive the completion of the deployment project and will continue to advise on the long term delivery of this service.
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) is currently deploying the new endpoint management and protection systems, and will be working with IT representatives within each college and office to develop implementation plans and timelines.