Networking & Wireless

EMC Network Management Tool Adds Improved Onboarding, Security

Extreme Networks has updated its network management tool, Extreme Management Center (EMC), with new tools designed to improve onboarding and security.

EMC is designed to deliver digital learning and features a dashboard that offers data all the way down to the individual user, device, application or policy.

The newest version, EMC 8.0, offers a new analytics dashboard with an improved workflow with flexible groupings, filtering for reporting and large-scale editing in the same place. The new dashboard offers capabilities that would have required writing in Java from the IT staff in previous versions. IT staff can also now onboard student Chromebooks using Google or Microsoft credentials. Version 8.0 also integrates the company's Information Governance Engine to automatically analyze and secure network configurations for HIPPA and PCI compliance.

"We're thrilled with the new enhancements to Extreme Management Center 8.0," said David Monachino, network engineer at the Douglas County School District, in a prepared statement. "Our small IT staff had been stretched to keep up with the latest ed tech trends, and these new capabilities provide the best level of control and visibility that we were looking for in order to support our school's 1:1 computing and BYOD programs, especially during online testing periods."

More information is available at extremenetworks.com. Extreme Networks will be in booth 2932 this week at ISTE 2017.

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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