Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

Swivel Secure launches university licensing program in UK and North America

Monday, November 26, 2012

UK-based Swivel Secure, a network security solutions provider, has rolled out a university licensing program which enables schools in both the UK and North America to secure their network infrastructures more economically regardless of whether their data is stored in the cloud or on a virtual private network.

Under the terms of the agreement, Swivel Secure partners are able to offer free licenses to students for Swivel’s authentication platform when full licences are purchased for staff members. The program enables universities to add an additional factor of security to their network infrastructure without the need for an extensive additional investment.


Compliance with data protection regulations, together with increasing demands from students to access the campus network from different devices and applications, is putting pressure on existing access controls. Additionally, many campuses are also looking for cost savings by migrating to a cloud-based infrastructure, which raises fresh concerns about authenticating off-premise users of the campus network.

The Swivel authentication platform was first launched in 2003 and is now used in more than 35 countries to remotely access their business networks, virtual desktops and cloud-based applications. [end] 

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