September 13, 2011

Higher Education and BYOD: Are You Ready?

As students prepare to come back to campus with a slew of personal electronic devices, from personal computers to tablets to iPad’s to smartphones, is your university prepared to address the challenges they bring, namely, implementation, security, sustainability and ultimately the protection of students, faculty and staff?

As the number of students and staff that bring their own device grows exponentially, so do the challenges faced by the university. Add to that a growing list of advanced network services that are no longer a nice-to have but a must-have, such as enriched streaming media, distance learning, cloud-based applications and online testing and the question moves far beyond simply how many access points you need. The question becomes how to deal with the real challenges of guest access, authentication services, bandwidth provisions, network security, device finger printing and compliance with federal laws – all while maintaining the integrity of your network on a decreasing or minimum fixed budget.

A comprehensive NAC solution ensures that only the right users have access to the right information from the right place at the right time. Users are able to connect to your wireless network via a single web portal and based on their credentials, they are categorized into a pre-defined group that has specific network rights associated with it. The end result is a network which allows easy access to the end-user and ease-of-use to network administrators. By knowing exactly who is on the network and being able to set rules for admission to the network, the university has complete visibility and control of their wireless network.

View our recorded web seminar and learn how you can protect the security of your university’s network and the privacy and safety of your students and staff in a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environment. You will hear from real customers who have already successfully deployed Enterasys NAC in their school systems and are seeing the benefits of lowered IT costs, increased student and staff satisfaction and being able to enforce registration, control and differentiation of services by user, device and location.

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