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Kiel University: firewall and email security

Firewall at the Baltic Sea: protection against cyber attacks for Kiel University, Schleswig-Holstein’s largest university of applied sciences

Study within protected IT structures

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Students, professors, and staff at Kiel University of Applied Sciences communicate, research, and develop innovative ideas with the help of their own campus IT infrastructure. T-Systems has implemented a modern firewall system and a highly effective email security solution to ensure that email traffic and all sensitive data at the educational institution are optimally protected. The two systems from the manufacturer Cisco were configured and implemented by certified T-Systems employees, but the university's IT staff were also instructed and trained accordingly. The aim: better protection against spam and malware such as viruses and Trojans.

T-Systems provides us with a service for the systems, but continues to support us when problems arise or when upgrades or updates are due.

Robert Heinze, Head of Campus IT, Kiel University

New firewall, more protection

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Staff information, examination or research results, confidential email traffic – the data stored and sent within the campus infrastructure of the Kiel University of Applied Sciences are sometimes highly sensitive. And they need maximum protection.

The challenge

  • A new and enhanced firewall solution with access control lists, port-based firewall rules, and malicious traffic detection capabilities
  • Migration of the firewall during operation with the possibility of fallback
  • Comprehensive email protection with spam and malware detection and prevention


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Burglary protection thanks to a next generation firewall

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A next generation firewall brings the security system at Kiel University up to date: T-Systems has developed its own firewall design for this – including documentation, implementation, instruction, and training. The result: modernization of the existing solution into a highly available intrusion prevention system that detects signs of impending attacks or security risks and fends them off and prevents them. With anti-spam, an anti-virus outbreak filter, and advanced malware protection, the email traffic of students and employees of the Schleswig-Holstein-based university is also fully protected.

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From implementation and migration to instruction, training, and service, T-Systems offers a complete package for your secure IT infrastructure. Security is one of the four areas of our integrated T-Systems approach. Learn more about how we can support the digital transformation of your business.

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Kiel University: firewall on the Baltic Sea coast

Modern protection against attacks from the web – firewall and email security for the Kiel University of Applied Sciences

Kiel University and its campus IT

With 7,700 students, Kiel University is the largest university of applied sciences in Schleswig-Holstein. The technical basis for education and research is provided by the campus IT: the department provides the necessary central IT, network, and telecommunications infrastructure. The 140 professors, 250 lecturers, and 340 employees also benefit from the modern system.

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