How Runecast Future-Proofs Educational Institutions

Many educational institutions around the world rely on Runecast for helping the stability and security of their operations. Runecast customers in the education sector include University of St Andrews, Seijo University, BYU Idaho and others.

We feel your pain

Protecting the data of students and faculty is a huge challenge for today’s schools, along with providing stable services and learning platforms, and news cycles continuously report data breaches and ransomware attacks in this sector.

School IT teams need inexpensive, effective and efficient ways to do more with less, while protecting and maintaining critical IT infrastructure and services for students and staff.

CISOs, CIOs, and their IT Security and Operations teams face a lack of visibility into complex IT environments and need to find proactive ways to secure the data of students and faculty, while also ensuring the stability and uptime of educational services provided.

"Security and risk management leaders continue to be asked to do more with less — facing more demand for service, fast-changing threat landscapes and insufficient technical talent."

– Gartner, Predicts 2022: Consolidated Security Platforms Are the Future, 1 December 2021

And we have your remedy

And we have your remedy

Runecast is an enterprise platform for security compliance, operational efficiency, stability and uptime. In a single dashboard, it provides an out-of-the-box transparent view of your IT infrastructure, revealing not only configuration drift and vulnerabilities (including CVEs and VMSAs) but also vendor best practices alignment and security compliance audits and reporting.

Verifying security compliance posture is simple with Runecast’s customizable reporting. Automated security standards audits include  CIS Benchmarks, NIST, GDPR, ISO 27001, BSI IT-Grundschutz, vendor guidelines and others. Runecast further helps to protect student and faculty data by working securely on-premises and even offline (no data needs to leave your organization).

Fulfilling needs for increased efficiency and ensuring stable educational services, IT teams can reveal critical issues proactively and know exactly which issues to prioritize for security compliance, operational efficiency and uptime. Customers using Runecast routinely report between 75-90% time savings in the areas of troubleshooting and upgrade planning. It enables the team to do far more with less, providing operational transparency, cost savings, and security compliance.

Reduce risk, ensure regulatory compliance, and optimize team efficiency

IT Security and Operations teams get one proactive platform to replace multiple reactive tools. Runecast automates proactive discovery of issues for AWS, Azure, GCP, Kubernetes, VMware, Windows and Linux. Other helpful audits are also built-in, such as Best Practices for vSphere on Nutanix and both SAP HANA and Pure Storage on vSphere.

Best of all, Runecast deploys in minutes, is simple to use, and our customers report between 75-90% reduction in troubleshooting time due to Runecast revealing critical issues proactively and showing exactly which to prioritize (with remediation steps).

Upgrade planning benefits from ESXi upgrade simulations against the VMware Harware Compatibility List (HCL), helping teams see the future and remediate potential issues before they exist.

Reduce risk, ensure regulatory compliance, and optimize team efficiency

Don’t just take our word for it, listen to our customers

We have good reason to refer to our case studies as ‘customer success stories’. Each time we interview a customer, we are pleasantly surprised to learn of additional ways that Runecast is able to save time and money for our customers.

“Runecast frees up time to proactively look for configuration and security issues. Given the cost and value that Runecast Analyzer offered, it made no sense to even spend time trialling alternatives.”

–Dan Monaghan
Cyber Security Officer
Aberystwyth University

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