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Connected classrooms enhance the student learning experience

James Chia, Managing Director, South East Asia, Aruba Networks | April 8, 2015
This article discusses how the modern student learning experience can be enhanced with reliable and secure wireless network connectivity.

Network management and security is crucial

Network security is understandably a major concern for educational institutions. School IT departments have to maintain control over access to the campus network. At the same time, they should not be overly burdened with enforcing network access privileges and attending to network helpdesk requests.

The good news is that IT can rely on advanced network management tools by tapping on trusted contextual information to create policies that ensure secure network access from the inside out. This way, they can offer personalized guest experiences — freeing up faculty and students to promote campus events or services — without overburdening on access control management.

Moreover, next-generation mobility firewalls help IT teams ensure that each connection and user session is secure, providing full awareness of user roles, device types and app flows. Smart software also integrates wireless intrusion protection into network infrastructures to prevent denial-of-service, man-in-the-middle and other security threats, without the need for separate RF sensors and security appliances.

 

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