With college and university faculty implementing more web-based learning into their courses, and social media proving to be a round-the-clock fixture in the lives of students, the need to be online, anywhere, at any time has become the new norm. In order to provide the ultimate network for your higher education institution, controlling bandwidth usage is critical.
Although students, faculty and administrators accessing a higher education network all present unique usage needs, the commonality between each group is that they require a fast and efficient connection to enhance their online experience. To achieve this, network managers must regulate bandwidth usage by identifying and prioritizing education-based applications, while reining in recreational traffic.
Today, educational institutions face the following problems:
While students engage in rampant video streaming, gaming, social media and peer-to-peer sharing, precious network resources are being consumed at the expense of the performance and productivity of digital learning applications and repeatedly adding bandwidth to your higher education network is only a temporary fix to a larger problem. Instead, the solution lies in managing your existing network’s capacity more intelligently to protect the most important applications, while constraining low-priority traffic.
Exinda supplies a turnkey networking solution for universities and colleges, including peer to peer control, which simplifies how applications and networks are managed. By providing ready-to-use Layer 7 application signatures selected for educational networks, paired with application policies designed to protect the user’s online learning experience, your institution’s network is now ready to be revolutionized.
Exinda helps you:
Exinda higher education customers are able to gain full control over their network and users with a single, easy to use solution. By controlling all traffic, you can ensure that you curb recreational traffic and protect the most vital applications.