University of St. Francis Fits New Science Building with State-of-the-Art Network Equipment

Published 22 Jan 2019
The University of St. Francis is a small university located in Joliet, Illinois, serving more than 3,900 students. The University is consistently ranked among the best when it comes to to quality education, affordability, and accessibility. One of their notable strengths is the technology made available to students, faculty, and staff. 

USF was focused on extending their network infrastructure to optimize the availability of technology to students and faculty through wireless, particularly in consideration to the increasing predominance of BYOD and IoT. Given the computing-intensive environment, it was time to enhance the network and strengthen the overall security posture with Extreme Networks. 

Technology Needs

  • Weak security posture
  • Strong need to extend network infrastructure
  • Policies implemented at the network edge were vital to directing traffic and keeping assets secure


  • Faster decision making 
  • Network interoperability
  • Instant return on investment 

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