Extreme Networks has launched a set of gigabit Ethernet switches to address the rising mobility and virtualization requirements of campus and data center networks.
Handling the many wireless devices that must access a campus WiFi network at once is a common challenge in higher education, where the increasing proliferation of wireless devices can raise capacity issues.
Two institutions--Northern Arizona and The Master's College--have both added network access control (NAC) technology from Impulse Point, replacing their legacy systems.
Purdue University will be one of the early recipients of Verizon Wireless' rollout of a 4G network starting this year.
Siemon, a company that produces network cabling, has confirmed adherence of its twisted-pair and optical fiber products to the new IEEE standard 802.3ba-2010, which lays out two new Ethernet speeds, 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps.
As part of their virtualized infrastructure strategy, network security and IT virtualization teams at Bryant University have implemented a Network Access Control (NAC) virtualization deployment with VMware.
Avenda Systems will shortly be rolling out enhancements to eTIPS, its network access control appliance. Expected in early November 2010, the updates include OnGuard, a set of network access agents, and enhanced features in the company's guest management application.
Aruba Networks has released a new operating system for its 802.11n wireless controllers and access points. ArubaOS 6.0 is designed to improve over-the-air reliability and security for campus customers that need to manage high-density wireless usage environments. The company has also developed user guides for deploying WiFi in high-density settings and managing Apple iPads.
Academic institutions in the United States are spending more than $5 billion annually on wireless hardware, software, and services. And, according to new research, that figure will climb to $6.8 billion by 2014.
The 2010-2011 school year brought with it brand new WiFi access to residence halls and other buildings at Springfield College. CIO Dann Davis described the overhaul as quick and painless and said his school is now focusing on using the network to layer in new technologies while keeping an eye on potential security threats.