K-12 Schools Provide World-Class Education Using Best-In-Class High-Speed
SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(Business Wire)–
Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN), a global leader in distributed enterprise
network solutions, today announced that Indus International Schools (IIS) based
in Bangalore, India is deploying high-speed adaptive 802.11n networks across its
campuses in Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Pune. The new 802.11n systems are upgrades
to existing Aruba 802.11abg networks.
“From the earliest days of the school we had a strategic initiative to use
technology in the service of learning,” said Rakesh Pandey, Director of ICT,
Indus Trust. “A critical objective was to have reliable, secure and scalable
networking infrastructure. Wi-Fi was relatively new to us when the 40-acre,
950-student Bangalore campus was built in 2003, and we deployed “fat” access
points. The basic connectivity provided didn`t compensate for their instability,
high management overhead, and lack of security. It was clear that what we really
needed was an enterprise-class solution, so we set about to find one.”
IIS used five criteria to rank prospective enterprise Wi-Fi vendors:
performance, security, manageability, local support capabilities, and total cost
of ownership. After a diligent evaluation of available enterprise solutions, IIS
selected Aruba`s Wi-Fi networks for the Bangalore site. Identical networks were
later added to the Hyderabad and Pune campuses.
Reliable Wi-Fi performance requires that the network dynamically adjust to local
operating conditions and sources of interference. Aruba`s application-aware
fingerprinting feature detects the type of traffic traversing the network, and
works with Adaptive Radio Management (ARM) and spectrum analyzer technologies to
dynamically optimize network and client performance in real-time. ARM helps
ensure that latency-sensitive voice and multi-media applications commonly used
in schools have sufficient network resources, including airtime, to operate
reliably at all times.
“If any sensitive information like student records were to be accessed by
unauthorized persons it could have very serious ramifications for all parties,”
continued Pandey. “We take the security of our network very seriously and yet we
have limited IT resources with which to manage it. We`ve been very impressed
with how Aruba`s firewall allows us to apply user-based security policies
without the need for complicated VLAN configurations. This has given us the
confidence to make a growing number of applications and services available over
Network security is provided by Aruba`s policy-enforcement firewall, which
features identity-based security, Quality of Service (QoS) control, and traffic
management capabilities. Differentiated access is provided for each class of
users based on factors including user identity, device type, location, and time
of day. Bandwidth limits can be enforced for student and guest access, ensuring
network availability for priority traffic.
“We have not had a single day of downtime attributable to the Aruba Wi-Fi
equipment since the day we commissioned the first controller,” continued Pandey.
“So when the time came to upgrade to the newly ratified 802.11n standard, Aruba
was the uncontested favorite. We`re now upgrading all sites to the dual-radio
AP-105 Access Points. We have almost stopped deploying any new wired ports, and
are living proof that the `All-Wireless Campus` is a reality that finds favor
with students, faculty, and administrators alike.”
To learn more about how schools are transforming the learning process while
lowering the cost of data, voice, and video distribution using Aruba`s adaptive
802.11n solutions, please visit http://www.arubanetworks.com/solutions/EDU.php.
About Aruba Networks
Aruba is the global leader in distributed enterprise networks. Its award-winning
portfolio of campus, branch/teleworker, and mobile solutions simplify operations
and secure access to all corporate applications and services – regardless of the
user`s device, location, or network. This dramatically improves productivity and
lowers capital and operational costs.
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