American University (AU), true to its name, is spread out along ninety acres of verdant landscapes on the N.W. corner of Washington, D.C. As a private research university, they are comprised of eight schools and colleges including The Washington College of Law and School of Public Affairs. Founded in 1893 they began with a simple credo to educate and train future public servants, no doubt ready to take advantage of their proximity to the nation’s Capital. Today, the school is comprised upwards of 15,000 students, employees, and adjunct support staff, with AU operating as a mid-size enterprise running 600 servers with up to 20,000 devices connected to their network.
With the recent disruptions brought about by COVID-19, AU shifted its spring and fall 2020 operations to support full remote access for faculty, staff and students; all classes are online, and only select essential workers habitually come to AU’s physical campus.
Read the case study to learn more about how Pulse Secure's ICE License was the right solution to scale operations and provide American University's staff and students the stable and full-featured platform needed for implementation of zero trust principles and secure remote access.