June 25, 2012

BYOD for K-12 Education: Bring Your Classroom into the 21st Century, Simply and Securely

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs have come to the rescue of many K-12 classrooms by addressing the need to better engage digital learners through an inspiring range of education tools, while reducing the full expense of 1:1 computing. But the task of networking, managing, and controlling these devices, as well as implementing new styles of learning such as online testing, electronic books, video, streaming media, and distance learning, can present difficult challenges for technology departments.

To assist school districts in supporting the variety of personal devices, a network management solution that automatically detects new devices and identifies the device type, user, application, and location is paramount to maintaining network integrity. A single-platform networking solution provides a high degree of automation, visibility and granular control to ensure student safety while reducing operational costs for IT departments.

With over 550 school districts spanning over 5,000 schools, active K-12 customers in 50 states, and 53% of our business in the education market, and achieving 40% year over year growth in K-12, Enterasys is no stranger to the evolving technology needs of K-12 school districts. Enterasys offers educationally-focused BYOD solutions that enable K-12 school districts to provide a 21st century classroom that engages students and prepares them for the world while maintaining classroom control. 

Purpose-built for K-12 school districts, the Enterasys K-12 MobileIAM solution is a secure, simple, and scalable networking solution that allows schools to control and prioritize access to educational applications. It provides wired and wireless services to administrative staff, teachers, students and guests and ensures enforcement of appropriate access control to student and institutional data. 

Come see Mobile IAM in action at ITSE 2012 this week in San Diego.  Stop by booth #5243 and learn how the unique advantages of the Enterasys Mobile IAM solution bring greater IT control and a better user experience to your K-12 classroom.

About The Contributor:
Bob NilssonDirector of Vertical Solutions Marketing

Bob Nilsson is the director of vertical solutions marketing at Extreme Networks. In this role, Mr. Nilsson leads the Extreme Networks strategy and programs for vertical markets including Healthcare, Higher Education, K-12 Education, Federal Government, and Hospitality. He has over 30 years of experience in marketing IT systems to Global 1000 companies worldwide. Before joining Extreme Networks Bob was VP Marketing at Clear Methods. Prior to that Bob held senior marketing positions at Digital Equipment and HP. Bob holds an SB degree in EE from MIT and MBA from Columbia Business School.

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