IronNet, a global cybersecurity leader based in Virginia, US, announced its collaboration with Brookdale Community College as it has deployed the IronNet Collective DefenseSM platform that will help the higher education sector defend itself from increased cyber threats.

Brookdale Community College (BCC), a nationally recognized community college in New Jersey that quality and affordable education to Monmouth County will increase its network visibility and threat detection abilities, transforming its current tools from a defensive to an upbeat cybersecurity structure with the deployment of the IronNet Collective Defense platform. BCC becomes the part of IronNet community of educational organizations, which also includes higher education and K-12 district institutions.

George Sotirion, Chief Information Officer of Brookdale Community College, stated, “In today’s world, we see bad actors targeting schools at every level. Our community college requires a platform that protects the data and privacy of our faculty and students and offers us real-time visibility into relevant threats. Only IronNet offers an industry-leading platform that can strengthen our network security and offer insights from across a community of peers.”

BCC will utilize the IronNet Network Detection and Response (NDR) solution, an NDR tool empowered by AI as part of the Collective Defense platform, to have better detection and defense against cyberattacks. The security platform will allow BCC to use NDR capabilities in the best possible way to detect unknown threats on its network.

General (Ret.) Keith Alexander, Co-CEO and Founder of IronNet, commented, “The education sector is now a primary target for cyberattacks, putting our next generation at risk. We need leaders across school districts, colleges, and universities to work together to protect this critical sector from further attacks. As a top community college in the U.S., Brookdale is taking a proactive stance against bad actors by partnering with IronNet to not only defend its networks against real-time attacks but also strengthen the security posture of the entire education community.”