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Increasing ROI by Putting NAC to Use

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 U Uses Packet Shaper To Decrease Bandwidth Consumption

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 Tech Releases 4G Antenna for Ceiling Use

Laird Technologies has come out with a new 4G antenna for in-building installation as part of an amplifier/repeater system.

Cisco Ramps Up Firewall Options

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.

Holy Cross Deploys 802.11n Across 174-Acre Campus

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 Intros Device Management Appliance for BYOD

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 Developing Mobile Security Connectors for its NAC

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 Rolls Out Experimental Open Source WiFi Network

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 Ships Quad-Antenna Aironet 3600 Wireless AP

Cisco has launched its new Aironet 3600 Series Access Point, which provides 802.11n connectivity over four antennas and three spatial streams.

Catching Illegal Downloaders

To reduce the illegal downloading of copyrighted material via their networks, colleges are relying on a mix of technology, education, and punishment.