Universities are facing increasing demands for Internet service in student housing (ResNet) while coping with reduced budgets and support staff, according to the first annual State of the ResNet report.
Marquette University's security analyst found that the network access control tool already in place could deliver much more value with just a bit more effort.
Georgia Southern University is tapping a traffic shaping appliance to help optimize bandwidth use on its wired network. The result so far, according to the university, has been a 22 percent decrease in bandwidth consumption on its campus and residential networks.
Laird Technologies has come out with a new 4G antenna for in-building installation as part of an amplifier/repeater system.
Cisco has introduced a new "reimagined" firewall that adds a level of security smarts that could eventually show up in the company's line of switches and routers, as well as other hardware.
The College of the Holy Cross has completely overhauled its wireless network. The move was a significant undertaking for the college, which has 38 buildings spread out over 174 acres, including a number of older structures constructed of thick stone and iron.
Aruba Networks has entered the rapidly expanding mobile device network access control market with its own set of products, catering especially to environments such as campuses, where bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is common.
ForeScout Technologies, a security products company, will shortly release a set of plug-ins that help security administrators manage Android and Apple mobile devices and coordinate with mobile device management systems through its network access control appliance.
North Carolina State University's (NCSU) Centennial Campus has implemented one of the country's first large-scale, outdoor, experimental wireless networks using open source software.
Cisco has launched its new Aironet 3600 Series Access Point, which provides 802.11n connectivity over four antennas and three spatial streams.