Extreme Networks Policy-Driven Switching Provides Open, Secure Network Access from Any Device

In order to support mobility, BYOD and virtualization, Appalachian knew they needed a way to protect their campus network and ensure the safety of students while providing faculty, staff, students and guests with fast and reliable network access. Like many universities, Appalachian faced security challenges inherent to providing an open network while mitigating security risks. With over 20,000 users each bringing an average of two devices, and trending toward an average of three to four, Appalachian required a way to easily manage the on-boarding and authentication of upwards of 50,000 devices.