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Milton Security Group Introduces Cloud Authentication Security for Google Apps for Education

Milton Security Group announced today that the company has created a new system to integrate Adaptive Network Access control that leverages Google Apps For Education. Google Apps for Education has become a popular fixture on campuses across the United States over the last seven years.

Cloud Authentication Security (CAS) provides a single sign-on environment by integrating Google Apps For Education Authentication with the either of the Adaptive Network Access Control appliances Milton Security manufactures (Edge7200 and ICEGuard). When a user logs in with their Google Apps for Education account, they are immediately granted access to the network based on their identity. Not only is this simpler for students, staff, and guests, but it gives visibility and control to the IT Department.

Many schools have networks that have grown organically with their enrollment over the years. In a lot of these schools, the tech departments are beginning to lean heavily on cloud authentication to provide structure for their networks. Cloud authentication presents challenges in the areas of visibility, identification, and control. By combining the authentication with an Adaptive Network Security appliance, these issues are easily resolved.

Due to the high number of educational data breaches in the last year, schools are scrambling to protect the information stored in their networks. "Many schools are working with a very limited budget these days," stated Milton CEO, James McMurry. "Google Apps for Education is incredibly popular because it's free and has a lot of great resources. By leveraging it for authentication purposes, the combination of the Milton Adaptive Network Security Appliances and Milton's CAS Education Organizations cut down on a school's cost for real network security without compromising visibility and control."

Cloud Authentication Security (CAS) is available now, and is the first in a series of planned authentication methods that will include cloud-based services such as TwitterFacebook, and LinkedIn.

About Milton Security Group, Inc:

Milton Security Group INC is the Bring Your Own Device enabler for your organization. Our product lineup enables granular control over all devices on your network. Milton Security Group, Inc. offers the first low cost adaptive endpoint and network access control suite of products. Founded in 2007, Milton Security Group has enabled organizations, from Federal & State Agencies, Cities & Counties, Public & Private Universities, Hospitals, Small and Mid-size corporations to protect their internal network systems and endpoints. For more information, visit miltonsecurity.com.