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Municipalities & Academia

States, Cities, Communities, and Universities

State, local, and academic institutions are responsible for serving their constituents and students, including protecting their data. In organizations such as these, a single network vulnerability is all an attacker needs to steal critical data. That fact makes the collection, storage, protection, and distribution of citizens’ private information more challenging than ever before. APCON has solutions for ensuring municipal and academic networks have world-class visibility, security, performance, and regulatory compliance.

These respected institutions trust APCON:

As the Oldsmar water supply attack demonstrates, public entities need to maintain focus on cyber threats and their potential impact. If your systems oversee utilities, the worst-case scenario of a cyberattack can be much more than just losing data. Taking proactive steps to secure systems is crucial to avoiding the most severe consequences of cyberattacks.

"Florida Water System Hack Highlights Challenges for Public Utility Cybersecurity,"National Law Review, February 2021

Network Visibility Your Citizens and Students Can Rely On

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No network is safe from cyberattacks. Recovery from a breach could take years due to the personally identifiable information (PII) such as financial data, student information, or intellectual property that may have been compromised, not to mention regaining customer confidence in the organization and its reputation. To minimize damage from a breach, state, city, town, and school network technicians need tools that detect and mitigate attacks the instant they occur.

What is network visibility?


With the exponentially increasing amount of data running through municipal and academic networks, more breaches will occur. IT teams need the ability to immediately detect, characterize, and mitigate attacks while monitoring network or application performance issues in real time.

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To meet citizens’ and students’ expectations and keep up with the digital IT ecosystem, communities must look for ways to improve transparency and engagement while complying with state and federal rules and regulations. With advanced monitoring features, states, municipalities, and universities can customize their data centers to meet compliance requirements and satisfy constituents’ demands.

Make Your Institution a Difficult Target

In these days of constant connectivity, citizens and students connect their computers, cars, smartphones, tablets, TVs, and consoles to school, college, and university networks, straining performance and security. As state and local applications, registrations, licenses, and payment systems move from paper to online and move to the cloud, their threat surface expands. Increasingly, communities like these are looking for ways to enable greater access while maintaining privacy and acceptable usage policies. APCON’s network monitoring and security solutions deliver optimal network traffic to the appropriate monitoring tools while providing real-time insights into every packet traversing state, local, and educational networks.

  • Scalable Architecture

    Network visibility and monitoring

    Modern institutions are evolving and so is their data. Colleges, universities, town, cities & states are experiencing network growth and expanding attack surfaces. APCON’s scalable family of network monitoring solutions allows institutions to easily add additional capacity to meet growth requirements without substantial upgrades.

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  • Virtualization

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    IT specialists need to know what traffic is flowing through every part of their network, including their virtual environment. With APCON’s unified physical and virtual monitoring solution, service providers now have complete network visibility using existing monitoring tools, staff and diagnostic processes.

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  • Fail-Safe Reliability

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    Municipal & academic networks are in use 24/7, which is why their data centers must operate seamlessly. These institutions need a robust and reliable network that guarantees continuous operation. With APCON’s bypass solution, IT teams can keep their network operational even when security tools fail.

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  • High Availability

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    APCON’s solutions are designed for networks that demand high availability and system compatibility. Standard integrated hardware features and modular switch design ensure no data is lost in the event of any component failure.

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  • Advanced Features

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    Cities & schools need to manipulate their data streams in order to keep critical data secure. With APCON’s advanced features such as deduplication, packet slicing and protocol stripping, they can ensure the efficiency and accuracy of their monitoring tools while securing confidential information.

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  • Easy Management

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    In order to optimize time and resources, busy institutions need to be able to replace manual data center collection and reporting with automated monitoring. With APCON’s award-winning graphical user interface, IT pros now have a centralized location to build, save, view and recall device connections.

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Getting governments up to speed on cybersecurity will be costly but necessary: 'Bad actors are a lot more organized than cities.'

Gary Brantley, Atlanta's Chief Information Officer

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