Business Management

Wildfire & Globalprotect In Action

Provided by Palo Alto Networks

Category Business Management

Type White Paper

Length 5

Publish Date December 12 2016

Date posted December 13 2016


The McLean County School District 5 needed to address several problems. What it didn’t know was that it already had the solution. “In addition to solving some typical IT problems school districts face, we needed to provide security for 4,300 students to work remotely on laptops,” says Justin Lightfoot, Network Administrator, McLean County School District 5, located in Illinois.Like many states, Illinois is leveraging the benefits of technology to save money, enable students to work remotely, digitizing exams and grades, and incorporating online learning into its curriculum—all while trying to mitigate security risks and optimize bandwidth. “We want teachers to use things like YouTube and Discovery Education in the classroom while blocking students from using bandwidth for social media or to access unauthorized sites and applications,” says Lightfoot. “However, we don’t want to be an overlord that simply denies or shuts people down. Our goal is to enable access, embrace the learning advantages of the Internet, and help mold students into responsible digital citizens.”

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