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Deakin University chooses LogMeIn to safeguard network

Deakin University chooses LogMeIn to safeguard network

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One of Australia’s leading tertiary education providers, Deakin University, joins cloud-based remote work solutions provider LogMeIn to safeguard its users’ sensitive data, records and passwords through LogMeIn’s LastPass solution.

Deakin University uncovered staff were not using secure methods to store and share sensitive information, including personally identifiable information such as credit card numbers and passport details in spreadsheets saved on shared drives, which makes stealing credentials rewarding for hackers.

Deakin University needed a password management solution that could be leveraged across a broad spectrum of users and employees including technical, non-technical, staff, students and alumni. The winning solution – LastPass – would need to also allow the university to have a single, central location for users to store their sensitive information such as credentials, passport numbers, banking details and private notes. 

“We needed a password management solution that was user-friendly and didn’t require a lot of effort to deploy, and LastPass was the perfect answer as it was easy for both technical and non-technical users, and was comprehensive and universal,” said Dushyant Sattiraju, Cybersecurity Operations Team Lead at Deakin University.

“Thanks to LastPass, we have a newfound ability to safeguard users’ sensitive data, records and passwords, and they can rest assured knowing their personal information is safely protected against data breaches and hackers.”

The deployment of LogMeIn’s award-winning LastPass solution now means the university is alerted when unsafe passwords are being used. Through the admin dashboard users can understand password strengths, the risk around privileged accounts and how often people repeat passwords.

“Deakin University needed a far-reaching solution to protect the sensitive data of a wide range of users, and we are very pleased to have delivered a result that meets all of their needs,” said Lindsay Brown, Vice President APAC and Japan at LogMeIn.

“LastPass offers a hands-free, comprehensive solution to password management used by over 70,000 businesses worldwide, and we are excited to add such a leader in world-class tertiary education to that list.”

Since the deployment of LastPass, the university discovered users had been using their Deakin credentials for unauthorized third-party sites such as social media. The solution has also aided in allowing seamless transitions for newly hired and departing employees, saving valuable time and effort as a result of the university no longer needing to reset passwords.

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