LYNCOURT SCHOOL DISTRICT KEY OBJECTIVES
When Catherine Cahill started as Director of Technology and Innovation at Lyncourt School District, she entered an IT environment with little to no data around its existing systems. In a district considered data-rich but resource-poor, Cahill knew she needed to prioritize projects to secure and enhance the IT and learning environment at Lyncourt School District. The first thing on her to-do list was securing her IT environment and remediating vulnerabilities.
Before finding Automox, Lyncourt School District was trying to solve for:
Visibility into their environments
When it came to what servers and workstations were patched, updated, or vulnerable, things were mysterious at best.
No physical access to the server environment
A construction project at the school meant the IT team was physically unable to access their server room. But they still needed to find a way to make sure updates were running on Lyncourt’s endpoints.
LYNCOURT SCHOOL DISTRICT SMOOTHS OUT BUMPS IN THE ROAD WITH AUTOMOX
After hearing that Automox solved another district’s weak security audit problems, Cahill made it her first move at Lyncourt School District to implement Automox. According to Cahill, Automox is the top tool for securing student data and keeping costs low.
Visibility into a New Environment
When Cahill sat down with Automox reps for a trial, she was amazed at all she could see. The vulnerabilities in her environment were not only easy to view, but they were also actionable.
“It’s great because when you start a new role, there’s so much mystery around what’s been done before. With Automox, there was immediate clarity.”
- Catherine Cahill, Director of Technology
Unparalleled Aid from Automox Experts
After going through cybersecurity training specific to her district, Cahill walked away with a list of actionable items she needed to remediate. After working with an Automox Solutions Engineer, Cahill was given a list of custom Worklets™ to automatically scan for her specific vulnerabilities.
A Cloud-Native Solution is a Necessity
When starting at Lyncourt School District, Cahill encountered an unexpected roadblock: the door to her server closet was inaccessible due to construction. She literally couldn’t physically access necessary hardware. But she still had to make sure those servers were running updates. Because Automox is cloud-native and offers complete visibility, Cahill was able to remotely run updates and see if they were successful, without delay.
LYNCOURT SCHOOL DISTRICT EXCELS WITH SECURE DEVICES
Cahill knew from experience how important it would be to make a difference from day one at a new job, which was why she opted to rely on Automox. Now, with complete visibility and superior ease of use, Cahill can tackle all of her projects.
She said, “The ease of patching with Automox has totally empowered me.”