The hype surrounding the BYOD market is well earned, being on pace to reach $367 billion in 2022 compared to a mere $30 billion as of 2014. This is great news in terms of technological advancements but creates room opens a window for malicious exploitations. An often-overlooked aspect of this accelerated BYOD growth is the impact it has in an educational environment, where hundreds or even thousands of devices are brought in and out of school systems every day.
With personal tablets and phones being the norm for students and teachers, when they bring them into the school it not only increases the demand placed upon the network infrastructure but also opens massive opportunities for cyber threats if not handled appropriately. Being able to adapt to these technology trends is crucial to ensuring both student and staff safety.
The good news is that with new technology, come new ways of maximizing the benefits while mitigating any potential risks. Using tools such as network policy and analytics gives a granular view into student activity and grants IT professionals:
All of this is done under a single pane of glass when leveraging the proper network solutions. In other words…
By leveraging solutions such as NAC with ExtremeControl, school IT departments can rest easy knowing that they are in complete control of their network and can stop security threats immediately – before it’s too late. In our upcoming webinar, Protecting and Monitoring Student Safety with Network Policy and Analytics, our expert speaker lineup of school networking professionals will discuss practical steps you can take to maximize network security, student safety, and network performance.
Our Protecting and Monitoring Student Safety with Network Policy and Analytics webinar will also delve into:
If you are in an IT role in an educational environment, make it a point to register today to learn how all these pieces come together to create the next generation of secure network solutions. For more information, come prepared to have your questions answered in real-time along with a live demonstration of these powerful technologies during our webinar on June 18th at 10 am ET. This is certainly a session not to be missed!
This blog was originally authored by Demand Generation Specialist, Tom Coutu.